With the upcoming Sacred Friendship Gathering coming soon in October, I was thrilled that one of my pastors Ty Grigg volunteered to do a Q & A with me about cross-gender friendship, shalom, and the church.
I've known Ty for several years now. I love him as a friend and as a pastor. We've wept, laughed, and shared significant dialogue over cross-gender friendships. I've been pretty transparent with Ty and he's become a cherished friend. He knows two of my close female friends quite well. For several years all of us were committed to Life on the Vine. I have noticed a deepening sense of shalom between men and women in our community in the last couple of years and I'm excited to see God working in our midst.