Essay in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2018;
(cited in BAE 2015, 2016); PUSHCART poetry finalist

Winter Issue Highlights: “The Seminarian and the Sex Worker” (nonfiction excerpt)

I am a Christian minister who once spent the night with a sex worker named Adam.

Although, to be technical about it, I was a first-year seminarian—not yet a card-carrying minister —when I spent the night with this sex worker.

And since we’re being technical, I didn’t actually spend the night with him, so much as an hour. Just under seventy minutes, to get downright anal about the whole thing; that’s how long I spent in the sex worker’s nicely appointed two-story apartment. But he only charged me for an hour. Adam was a real sweetheart like that.

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Lance F Mullins Lance F Mullins is a queer clergyperson who lives in Indianapolis with his seminary-president husband. He holds an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary and is ordained in the United Church of Christ, a progressive LGBTQ-affirming denomination. After pastoring radically inclusive churches for over 14 years, he is now focusing his energies on writing. He has one publication, “There but for the grace of…”, which appeared earlier this year in Entropy magazine.

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