Church Sues State for Marriage Equality

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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...]

Faith or Insanity? Homebrewed CultureCast w/ Psychologist Stephen Simpson

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This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast, we welcomed Stephen Simpson, one of the heads of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, to the show to discuss the intersection of faith and psychology. Specifically, we wanted to try and figure out with him where the thin line between religious fanaticism and pathological mental illness was. Hey, there [Read More...]

Christian Marketing, Rob Bell & Emergent Bible Skills(?!) (#HBCultureCast)

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This week’s guest is Dave Palmer, a marketing expert at Dunk Tank Marketing, to talk about The Great American Bible Challenge (which is entering its second season on the Game Show Network), and why progressives are reluctant to appear on a show requiring Bible knowledge. He also discusses the challenge of marketing to Christians overall. In [Read More...]

My Frustration with Bell, Clinton and Obama on Marriage Equality

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I know this may not be a popular position to take among my readers. After all, the last time I wrote anything even remotely critiquing or questioning Rob Bell, I got scathing responses. Oh, if folks only got so passionate about other things like, say, poverty. Anyway, I’m a real fan of Rob Bell. I [Read More...]

Further Thoughts on Chick Fil A

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To be honest, I did not expect anything near the stir my first piece caused about deciding not to eat at Chick Fil A anymore. I’ve written lots of articles about LGBT equality before, but when you bring a favorite business into the mix, people get remarkably passionate. For the most part, I’ve enjoyed and [Read More...]

Farewell, Chick Fil A

I’ve been a fan of Chick Fil A for a long time. Their food is always great, their service is impeccable (almost to the point of being a little creepy), and the restaurants are squeaky clean. It’s not every day that you can enjoy a fast food restaurant where you actually feel like you’re putting [Read More...]

African-Americans, MLK and the Inevitability of Marriage Equality

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When I worked in a residential facility for people with HIV/AIDS in Texas, I’ll admit I developed a little bit of a grudge against the “historically black” Christian church. Though I adored the more expressive gospel worship style and embraced liberation theology as truly central to Jesus “good news,” there was an undercurrent of intolerance [Read More...]


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