I am a Christian, but I consider myself more spiritual than religious. My faith is probably the most important thing about me, but my theology would be considered liberal in most Christian circles (I'm a universalist). I would consider myself an "emergent" Christian.
I am a proud ally to the LGBT community. I have many dear friends who identify as LGBT, and I am an active member of the Gay Christian Network.
I believe that in order to live a fulfilling life it is necessary to have meaningful relationships. The people I love mean everything to me. I consider myself a very relational person, and that is where my gifts and talents lie. I am empathetic, a good listener, and I strive to be genuine.
I want someone who treats the people around him well, whether that be his mother or the waiter. I consider self growth a top priority in my life; I want the man I end up with to feel the same way. Ultimately I want someone compassionate and genuine. I want to be with someone who loves like Jesus did.
This is a quote from one of my favorite books, I always think about it when getting to know a guy. "If you’re dating someone, what kind of man is he? Does he demonstrate that he’s the kind of man who would die for you? What is his posture toward the world? Does he serve, or is he waiting to be served? Does he believe that he’s owed something, that he’s been shortchanged, that he’s gotten the short end of the stick, that life owes him something? Or is he out to see what he can give? Does he see himself as being here to make the world a better place?"
I'm really good at taking care of people, but it would be nice to find someone who wants to take care of me for once.
Movies: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Tree of Life, Spiderman, X-Men movies, The Family Man, Hook, Good Burger, Taken, I love lots of movies, I'll watch basically anything
Shows: The Office, King of the Hill, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Music: Switchfoot is and always will be my all time favorite, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, anything with relatable/profound lyrics
Food: Anything yummy! Food is wonderful.
-God, and how loving others reflects how we love Him