Pieter Valk

Writer

Pieter Valk is a member of Church of the Redeemer Anglican in Nashville, TN. He studied at Vanderbilt University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Lipscomb University. Pieter is the Director of EQUIP, a team of missionary consultants who help churches become places where LGBT+ people can belong and thrive according to an orthodox Christian sexual ethic. He is also a clinical mental health counselor at a local Christian university. Learn more about his story here.

Can Anglicans in North America Offer Something Better Than Gay Marriage?

Posted on May 13, 2020
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In middle school, I realized I was gay and my family left The Episcopal Church. As a celibate Anglican now seeking ordination to the diaconate, I care deeply about how the Anglican Church in North America teaches and embodies God’s wisdom for sexual stewardship. After exploring why the ACNA has a responsibility to offer gay…

COVID–19 Targets Single Christians

Posted on March 26, 2020
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Note: As the prevalence of shelter-at-home orders and complete lockdowns increases, some solutions suggested in this article may become increasingly unwise. Everyone is accepting some level of self-imposed loneliness today so that those we love can have more life tomorrow. Even if some feel they are bearing more of that burden than others, they can…

How to Provide the Sacrament of Family to Single People

Posted on January 9, 2020
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In the face of senseless suffering, it’s easy to doubt that God exists. Family is a sacrament that could make all the difference. But what happens when someone lacks the sacrament of family? Whether in the form of a miscarriage, suicide, divorce, terminal illness, sexual abuse, job loss, or the slow revelation of the everyday…

3 Ways to Make Singleness a Win for the Gospel

Posted on February 18, 2019
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The Church needs to see more Christians faithfully walking out lifetime singleness for the sake of the kingdom (AKA “celibacy”). That witness helps the Church grasp the hope of the gospel and begin living into the reality of the kingdom today. No witness to this hope is more moving than that of Christ himself. Jesus…