Episode 228: Ryan Struyk – “Why I Am Still a Christian.”

Ryan Struyk is many things. A pastor’s kid, a member of the Christian Reformed Church of North America, and a nationally-recognized journalist and news producer living in Washington DC covering American Politics. He also has an impressive collection of framed original front-page newspapers covering major news events of the 20th Century that fill his home … so fitting for a journalist, don’t you think? And, he is a gay Christian man. Ryan shares his story with us of why he is still a Christian as a member of the LGBTQ community. This is a particularly-relevant conversation given the fact that this past summer, the governing body of his church denomination, the Synod of Christian Reformed Church of North America, declared that same sex marriage was a sin and made a number of other decisions to bring pressure against churches and church leaders who believe or practice otherwise.