July 10, 2017

I was thrilled to see nine affirming congregations at my city’s Pride parade. And when love collided with hate, the response was amazing! Read more

July 6, 2017

An idol is an image made to represent God. But Jesus actually is “the image of the invisible God” and “the exact representation of his being.” Read more

June 27, 2017

There once was an invisible man. Though no one could see this man, they could see his shadow. But they ran into some problems. Read more

June 22, 2017

Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last. Right? Or do we have that backward? What if you should actually start by loving yourself? Read more

June 20, 2017

I get it. You don’t hate LGBTQ people. You’d like to affirm them, but you just don’t know whether God approves. That’s exactly where I was for a long time. Read more

June 15, 2017

Which side of history will we land on? How will our actions appear in retrospect? Will we affirm our LGBTQ neighbors now, or will we continue causing harm? Read more

June 6, 2017

Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose” that salvation. But we can resist it. Read more

May 30, 2017

The God revealed in Jesus is one of kenosis, which means that he cannot violate consent or free will. To do so would be to violate his own nature. Read more

May 25, 2017

God does not demand payment for sins, for he truly does forgive us. And he will do everything possible to reconcile all of us to himself. Read more

May 21, 2017

Jesus accomplished our salvation by uniting his divine nature with our human nature, and he put an end to death by experiencing it himself. Read more

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