Tim Be Told on Love and Happiness

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Tim Ouyang is a recording artist, producer, and songwriter. His band, Tim Be Told, is a contemporary Christian music group from the college-town of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tim’s new album, Love and Happiness, focuses on his coming out journey and experiences with love, disappointment, disbelief, faith, hope, and God. Specifically, Like This song is the crown jewel on the album.

Tim has had quite a career since coming out and shares how things have fundamentally changed and shifted.

Topics Discussed:

  • Faith Forms Identity: Being gay was bain of existence and incredible blessing
  • Gain Clarity: Why am I different? Praying to God to change
  • Homosexuality is sinful? Contemplating suicide, know you’re loved and not alone
  • Are you gay? Parents’ accusations, violations of privacy change to affirmations
  • Theological Compromise: Remove leaders to not be seen or heard out of fear
  • Conflict Resolution: Don’t ignore struggles; confront and cope with pain, sadness
  • Like This Song: Taps into source of trauma from cultural and familial baggage
  • Christianity: Know the right God because his spirit changes you from inside out

Links and Resources:

Tim Be Told

Tim Be Told on Bandcamp

Tim Be Told on Instagram

Tim Be Told on Spotify

Love and Happiness Album

Like This Song

Q Christian Fellowship Virtual Conference

Queerology Podcast on Instagram

Queerology Podcast on Twitter

Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts

Matthias Roberts on Patreon


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