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Journey - Chapter 17

Journey - Chapter 17
First Visit with Colin 

BY JERRY MCKAY

Once I named my experience—acknowledged my homosexual orientation—a predictable side effect emerged. I found myself wanting to meet others with a similar experience. The only way I knew of doing that was through an ad on the back page of The Japan Times.

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Journey - Chapter 16

Journey - Chapter 16

Journey - Chapter 16

The Day After - Part II

by Jerry McKay

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Journey - Chapter 15

Journey - Chapter 15

Journey - Chapter 15

The Year of Before and After - Part II

It was midnight when I finished reading the Ministry interview and headed home. The familiar residential streets of Tokyo seemed different that night. My trance-like walk home was broken once by a brief exchange with a passing policeman whom I knew. I remember this odd detail because his greeting jolted me back into the present.

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Journey - Chapter 14

Journey - Chapter 14

Journey - Chapter 14

The Year of Before and After - Part I

As my graduation approached, I should have been contacting conferences in Canada for a pastoral internship position. I was not. Instead, I returned to Japan, the only place I felt I could serve God and avoid the stress my yet unacknowledged orientation was creating. While my return was an acceptable option, it did not come from a place of strength.. 

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Journey - Chapter 13

Journey - Chapter 13

Journey - Chapter 13

By Jerry McKay - Published November 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 12

Journey - Chapter 12

Journey - Chapter 12

By Jerry McKay - Published September 2016  in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 11

Journey - Chapter 11

Journey - Chapter 11

By Jerry McKay - Published July 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 10

Journey - Chapter 10

Journey - Chapter 10

By Jerry McKay - Published June 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 9

Journey - Chapter 9

Journey - Chapter 9

By Jerry McKay - Published April/May 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 8

Journey - Chapter 8
Journey - Chapter 8

By Jerry McKay - Published February 2016 in Connection

Awareness of My Orientation

My orientation continued to manifest on a daily basis, and there were times when it in­truded noticeably. As in high school, it sometimes caused me to modify my be­havior. Four examples have stayed with me all these years.

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Journey - Chapter 7

Journey - Chapter 7

Journey - Chapter 7

By Jerry McKay - Published January 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 6

Journey - Chapter 6

Journey - Chapter 6

By Jerry McKay - Published November/December 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 5

Journey - Chapter 5

Journey - Chapter 5

By Jerry McKay - Published October 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 4

Journey - Chapter 4

Journey - Chapter 4

By Jerry McKay - Published September 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 3

Journey - Chapter 3

Journey - Chapter 3

By Jerry McKay - Published August 2015 in Connection                                                                                   

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Journey - Chapter 2

Journey - Chapter 2

Journey -  Chapter 2

By Jerry McKay - Published June/July 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 1

Journey - Chapter 1

Journey - Chapter 1

By Jerry McKay - Published May 2015 in Connection

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