Five Reasons We Take Our Kids to Gay Pride

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The Gay Pride parade in Portland, Oregon is not only a family-friendly event; it’s a community-wide celebration. From airlines, banks and restaurants to the SPCA and churches, lots of people get involved with floats, costumes and displays at the end of the parade route. There are kids there, both of straight couples and same-sex couples. [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Pass the Ammo” Edition

I'm sure, as a church clinging to the Greatest Commandment to repay hate with love, they mean to pass it their way so they can empty the live shells out and turn them into lapel pins or tiny flower pots.

I shot my dad’s gun once. It was loud, kind of exciting, and a little tiny bit of pee came out. Out of me, not the gun. That would be totally weird the other way. Church Sign Epic Fails, “We Serve Minors” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “God Likes Weed” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, [Read More...]

When All the Church Can Say is “I’m Sorry”

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Two weeks after we arrived in Portland, Amy (my wife and new senior pastor at First Christian Church in downtown Portland) decided she needed to do something meaningful to express her voice as a person of faith in the community. There already were the folks handing out tracts down on the campus of Portland State [Read More...]