When love with limits isn’t love at all: thoughts on exclusion in a time for inclusion

While I’m hard working on following Jesus – My Jesus Project – I’ve invited my friend Adam Phillips to share his most recent Sojourners article. Adam is a new church planter for an Evangelical Covenant church in Portland. However, when they were questioned by their denomination about being welcoming of LGBTQ people, it was suggested [Read More…]

25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (2014 Readers’ Choice)

Welcome to the annual “Blogs you should be reading” blog!  If your New Year’s resolution is to search out relevant, interesting, and challenging blogs, you are in the right place! There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing sometimes.  And though there are so many more bloggers worth following who aren’t on this [Read More…]

The Good and Bad in the Vatican’s new LGBT Statement

In what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “seismic shift in position,” the Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement affirming loving, committed same-sex partnerships. And though this new declaration is a promising step toward greater equality for the LGBTQ community within the greater Christian Church, it leaves much yet to be desired [Read More…]

Five Reasons Churches Need to “Come Out” on LGBTQ Rights

Our entire family, including my wife, Rev. Amy Piatt, and my two kids, took part in the Portland Gay Pride parade this weekend. We stood on a float in the rain and waved to thousands of people lining the streets, from the park blocks to the riverfront. It truly was a joyful day, but of [Read More…]

Frank Schaeffer on Art, Music, Irony, and Satire

Join Amy, Andy and Christian on the Piatt back porch in the latest Homebrewed Christianity Culture Cast.  With Jess the intern and Philip the Page matriculating to something better, it’s just the three stooges holding down the fort. This show features an interview with artist, author, film director, theologian, and all-around badass, Frank Schaeffer. He [Read More…]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Clothing Optional” Edition

So I showed up naked to this church and got the weirdest looks. Hey, if you’re gonna make it an option, I’m gonna hold you to it. Better than holding it to you, eh? (Ba dum bum!)   [Read more…]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Longer Than Sex” edition

You know, it’s bad enough trying to compete with the media’s portrayal of beauty and sexuality without God being better at THAT than me too…   [Read more…]

Church Sues State for Marriage Equality

Never before has a major Christian denomination sued state government in the United States over their marriage laws. At least until today, that is. This morning, representatives of the national body of the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina for violation of their right to religious freedom under [Read More…]


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