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April 12, 2018
Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a...
April 01, 2018
How Smoking a Pipe Turned Me Into a Calvinist
Everyone knows of the health risks associated with smoking a pipe. But no one ever...
March 21, 2018
Different Faiths, Same Religion
We all have a faith, and we all have a religion, but the two aren’t...
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...
January 08, 2018
The Many Marriages of David & Solomon
David is nothing short of abusive toward his wives. But Solomon appears to truly love...
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...
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,...
September 05, 2017
Conflating Polyamory, the LGBTQ Community, and Orientation
I apologize for failing to communicate clearly. My intention was not to conflate these things,...
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 12, 2017
Breaking: Good Satire Discovered at the Babylon Bee
Visitors to The Babylon Bee were shocked to discover something entirely new to the website:...
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?...
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...
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