LGBTQ Pride Month: What We Do When the Bible is Ignorant?

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Let’s face it; the Bible is ignorant about some things that we know more about now, including things like biology and neurochemistry. So how do we deal with that as people of faith? June is officially “Pride Month,” in which we celebrate the public empowerment of, and advocacy for, our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. Though the [Read More...]

Why Tony Campolo “Came Out” for Marriage Equality

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After decades of “bridge building” between the LGBTQ community and those who identify as Evangelicals in opposition to full LGBTQ inclusion, Tony Campolo spoke out in favor of both full inclusion of same-sex couples in the church, as well as for marriage equality. “It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil” [Read More...]

Following Jesus Isn’t About Belief. It’s About Walking.

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For decades, if not centuries, people have been sold a false bill of goods when it comes to Christianity. If you’re like me you were told there was this guy named Jesus who was sent to earth by his dad (named God) to die for our sins. However, there was still a caveat if you [Read More...]

Worshipping the Chains that Enslave Us

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My dog is weird. She’s great, actually, but she’s also weird. We can’t say the word “walk” or even talk about “going on a you-know-what” near her because she freaks out. When Amy gets her walking shoes out it’s a sign, too, that the best thing ever is on the horizon. But the thing that [Read More...]

Anti-Gay Pastor’s Grindr Account Revealed

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Doing emotional, social and spiritual damage in God’s name is a problem in and of itself. Actively attacking the LGBTQ community while you’re secretly a part of it is a whole new level of low. Pastor Matt Makela, who served at St. John’s Lutheran Church, was vocal and active in condemning gays, lesbians and transgenders, [Read More...]

Was Jesus Crazy (and Are We For Following Him)?

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C.S. Lewis is known for many things, but one of his statements about Jesus in particular has stuck with me. He says that either Jesus was who he said he was, or he was a madman. But what if he was a little of both? And if so, what does that make us for following him? [Read More...]

Five Problems With Christian Evangelism (and What to Do Instead)

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Most of us can agree that Christians have a bit of a PR problem in contemporary western culture. Part of that comes from the scandals the media love to feed on like a carcass any time one emerges. But another is because we leave so many with a bitter taste in their mouths with our [Read More...]

Do Buddhism and Quantum Theory Support the Idea of Original Sin?

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Generally, I’ve rejected the doctrine of Original Sin (the idea that we’re all burdened with the mark of sin passed down since the fall from Grace for which Adam and Eve were responsible), but believe it or not, it was a non-religious show on NPR that got me thinking about it again. I was listening [Read More...]


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