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January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
January 16, 2018
How Trump and an Unlikely Parable Changed My Mind about Voting
Despite my opposition to Donald Trump, I chose not to vote in the 2016 United...
December 14, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT Distilled (with Danny Prada)
My friend Danny Prada, lead pastor of HeartWay Church, has distilled the points of WHEAT...
September 20, 2017
Christian Sexual Ethics and Polyamory
Margaret A. Farley has identified seven guiding principles for navigating matters of sexuality from a...
September 11, 2017
What Polyamory Is Not
It’s important to understand what is meant by polyamory. With so many misconceptions surrounding it,...
August 31, 2017
It’s Time for the Church to Talk About Polyamory
Where are the serious public conversations about polyamory? Why aren’t most LGBTQ-affirming churches being equally...
August 29, 2017
Top 10 Books That Most Impacted My Spiritual Journey
Every book I read influences me in one way or another. But a handful of...
July 10, 2017
Faith Communities (and a Hate Group) at Bellingham Pride
I was thrilled to see nine affirming congregations at my city’s Pride parade. And when...
July 06, 2017
Yes, I Am a Christolator
An idol is an image made to represent God. But Jesus actually is “the image...
June 20, 2017
A Challenge to Those on the Fence about LGBTQ Affirmation
I get it. You don’t hate LGBTQ people. You’d like to affirm them, but you...
June 15, 2017
Can You Love LGBTQ People while Condemning Their Relationships?
Which side of history will we land on? How will our actions appear in retrospect?...
June 06, 2017
Transformative Love (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose”...
May 30, 2017
Absolute Grace (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
The God revealed in Jesus is one of kenosis, which means that he cannot violate...
May 25, 2017
Exhaustive Reconciliation (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
God does not demand payment for sins, for he truly does forgive us. And he...
May 21, 2017
Human Solidarity (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus accomplished our salvation by uniting his divine nature with our human nature, and he...
May 18, 2017
Wounded Children (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
“Depravity” is not only a pessimistic view of the state of humanity, but also a...
May 16, 2017
The God Jesus Reveals (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus is the Word of God. Any picture of God that runs counter to the...
May 11, 2017
A Clarification on DAISY, Plus a Few Other Acronyms
I’ve had multiple Arminians explain that they don’t approve of the DAISY acronym. Here are...
May 09, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT (Not TULIP, DAISY, or ROSES)
It’s time for a new acronym—a counter-narrative to the Calvinistic gospel of TULIP, as well...
May 02, 2017
In Due Time God Revealed His Word (RTT)
God’s perfect self-revelation is found only in Jesus Christ and the message he taught. To...
April 21, 2017
I’m Giving Away a Stack of 7 Books! (R. Foster, B. MacHaffie, B. McLaren, R. Sider, J. Yoder, et al.)
I have a problem. I like used-book and thrift stores too much. I can’t help...
April 06, 2017
On “Picking and Choosing” Beliefs with Humility
I had an interesting conversation in the comments of another post, and I thought it...
March 27, 2017
Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo & Bart Campolo (Book Review)
Tony Campolo is one of the most gracious and well-spoken voices that I know of...
March 12, 2017
Why Evolution May Be More Important to the Church Than I Once Believed
My background is steeped in Young Earth Creationism (YEC). I heard it taught as gospel...
January 23, 2017
12 Famous Quotes These Christian Leaders Never Said
I frequently see these quotes make the rounds on social media. They’re mostly great sentiments,...
December 04, 2016
Jesus Showed Us! by Brad Jersak (Book Review)
A little over a year ago, I reviewed Brad Jersak’s A More Christlike God: A...
November 23, 2016
Help Mark Van Steenwyk Buy Back The unKingdom of God
A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure to review Mark Van Steenwyk’s...
July 05, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 4: Confronting the Clobber Passages
This is the fourth and final post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of...
July 01, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 3: It All Comes Down to Love
This is the third post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
June 29, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 2: The Biblical Case for Marriage
This is the second post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
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