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August 04, 2017
God, Gays, Autism and Embodiment
What’s it like raising a child on the autism spectrum? Or being married to an...
July 28, 2017
The Left’s Hamburger Problem and Eugene Peterson’s Flip-Flop
Some analysts say the left could gain some momentum, but only if they stop being...
July 19, 2016
CultureCast LIVE at the Goose with Trey Pearson
For the first time, we did a live show out of town with the whole...
November 20, 2015
Kill Rock Star’s Portia Sabin on How the Music Biz Ticks
If you listened last week, we talked it up with Hell's Kitchen's own Portia Sabin,...
June 17, 2015
Five Reasons We Take Our Kids to Gay Pride
The Gay Pride parade in Portland, Oregon is not only a family-friendly event; it's a...
June 10, 2015
LGBTQ Pride Month: What We Do When the Bible is Ignorant?
Let's face it; the Bible is ignorant about some things that we know more about now,...
October 14, 2014
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...
April 28, 2014
Church Sues State for Marriage Equality
Never before has a major Christian denomination sued state government in the United States over...
March 20, 2014
Why Should the Church Care About Marriage?
I was asked by my friend, Audrey, at the GLAD Alliance (Gay & Lesbian Alliance...
March 04, 2014
A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire
I have great respect for religion writer Jonathan Merritt, even though we disagree on a...
January 29, 2014
Why the Grammys’ “Macklemore Weddings” Were a Good Thing
Lots of folks have been chattering about the mass wedding that took place in the...
August 30, 2013
Mackelemore: Same Love
For the two and a half people in the world who have yet to see...
June 13, 2013
Time to Admit It: We’re All Gay
I was disappointed, although not entirely surprised, when the Southern Baptist Convention resolved to withdraw...
May 29, 2013
Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex
I wrote a piece recently about the Christian challenges of what I call "marriage worship,"...
May 25, 2013
Why I Am Actively Supporting the Boy Scouts
A kid no more than thirteen or so came to our door yesterday. We stood...
March 20, 2013
My Frustration with Bell, Clinton and Obama on Marriage Equality
I know this may not be a popular position to take among my readers. After...
December 18, 2012
Justin Lee on Gays vs Christians, Bill O’Reilly & Pat Robertson (CultureCast)
After a delightful anecdote about Christian's daughter and a painful listen to the worst version...
October 22, 2012
Rev. Phil Snider, LGBT Rights and Going Viral (CultureCast)
Over the weekend, our friend Phil Snider had the unexpected pleasure of going viral. Not him personally,...
October 04, 2012
When Church Drives Sexuality Underground, Bad Things Happen
I got a link to an article yesterday from a friend of mine, and on...
August 09, 2012
Homosexuality and the Bible: a Flowchart
Not sure of the original source on this, but I think it's pretty great.
July 25, 2012
Bryan Fischer: Blame Darwin, Liberals, Gays for Aurora Shooting
It's common for pundits and media talking heads to use things like the tragic killing...
July 23, 2012
Further Thoughts on Chick Fil A
To be honest, I did not expect anything near the stir my first piece caused...
July 21, 2012
Farewell, Chick Fil A
I've been a fan of Chick Fil A for a long time. Their food is...
July 02, 2012
Why Anderson Cooper’s Sexual Orientation Matters
Cable News Network (CNN) anchor Anderson Cooper didn't exactly rattle the rafters with a collective...
June 27, 2012
When All the Church Can Say is “I’m Sorry”
Two weeks after we arrived in Portland, Amy (my wife and new senior pastor at...
May 29, 2012
Did Pastor Charles Worley Break the Law?
Most people with some sense of universal human dignity have found the screed Pastor Charles...
April 28, 2012
Further Thoughts on Mars Hill and the “Angry Queers”
There's been some interesting discussion following my recent post about the vandalism of a Mars...
April 19, 2012
“Open Homosexuality,” Prostitution and Tony Perkins’ Moral Slippery Slope
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, appeared on Janet Mefferd's Christian radio show...
February 25, 2012
John Piper Hates on Gays via Twitter
It's bad enough when Christians sit silently by while LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...
February 17, 2012
Who Would Jesus Glitter Bomb?
For starters, I'll apologize for not including my usual images and links. I poured an...
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