One of the unique things about my story is how deep prayer became the heart of my deepest cross-gender friendships. My experience reminds me so much of what I read what happened between Madeleine L'Engle and Luci Shaw: “We prayed our way into friendship.”
Of course, we not only prayed our way into cross-gender friendship, we prayed our way into an ever-deepening friendship with God. How could there be anything else greater for a man and woman to share the unfathomable presence of God?
It is such a humbling quest to stay at the center of the intersection between God’s powerful and unlimited friendship with us, humans, the mind-blowing theology of diverse sexualities, and the practice of mutual presence in prayer.
As much as I understand it, Susannah Cornwall is a straight white woman who teaches theology and religion at a British university. She specializes in all these diverse sexualities. In her book, Theology and Sexuality, she coined the term, “sexchatology.” We’ve come a loooong way from Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye, baby. As an aging baby-boomer, I remember the days when the end times were about biblical literalism and bickering over chronological charts.