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May 09, 2018
What Hymns Still Work for You as a Progressive Christian?
I love the hymns I sang as a child, but so many of them are...
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...
January 08, 2018
The Many Marriages of David & Solomon
David is nothing short of abusive toward his wives. But Solomon appears to truly love...
November 15, 2017
Jacob’s Marriage to Leah, Rachel, Bilhah & Zilpah
Jacob is only said to have loved one woman, but patriarchy pushed him into marrying...
November 10, 2017
Abram’s Marriage to Sarai, Hagar, Keturah & Others
Sarai and Hagar had their fair share of disputes. Did their conflicts stem from polygamy?...
November 07, 2017
Polygamy and the Problem of Patriarchy
Does the Bible critique polygamy by demonstrating problems in polygamous marriages? Or could patriarchy be...
October 30, 2017
What Are Polyamorous Christians to Make of Karl Barth? (Guest Post)
Karl Barth’s relationship with Charlotte von Kirschbaum has created quite a stir. What might polyamory...
October 05, 2017
5 Reasons for Writing about Polyamorous Families (Guest Post by Mark Kille)
Mark Kille, who has been blogging about polyamory and Christianity since 2014, shares the importance...
October 02, 2017
Is God Polyamorous?
Is God monogamous or polyamorous? To answer this question, let’s examine the Trinity, God’s relationship...
September 26, 2017
Southern Baptist Preacher Affirms Polyamory (Interview with Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood)
Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood talks about his affirmation of polyamory, his understanding of God as...
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 30, 2017
The Nashville Statement—A Point-by-Point Response
Something compelled me to write a point-by-point response to all of their affirmations and denials....
July 20, 2017
A Response to Preston Sprinkle on LifeWay and “the Biblical View of Marriage”
When I posted about LifeWay’s so-called “biblical view of marriage,” Preston Sprinkle made a critical...
July 17, 2017
Sorry, LifeWay, None of Your Authors Hold to “the Biblical View of Marriage”
LifeWay claims their authors must all hold to “the biblical view of marriage,” but I...
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...
June 22, 2017
The Importance of Loving Yourself First
Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last. Right? Or do we have that backward? What if...
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?...
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...
April 04, 2017
A Day of Darkness and Gloom (RTT)
For the inaugural post of Random Text Tuesday (RTT), my random-text selector gave me Esther...
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 25, 2017
An Open Letter to Jesus: Find Common Ground
Dear Jesus, Let me start by saying how much I appreciate the majority of what...
January 11, 2017
No Marriage in the Resurrection? Here’s What Jesus Really Said
A certain discussion between Jesus and the Sadducees has led to a widespread belief among...
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 24, 2016
A Day of Thanksgiving?
Today is called “Thanksgiving.” And there’s no doubt that I—well situated in my life of...
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...
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