Not even the might and will of the Christian church

In reflecting today upon the myriad argumentative strategies that I personally have adapted over the last eight years of writing on the issue of Christianity and homosexuality, I held in my heart the one truth that informed them all, the one thought that, from the beginning, I knew was the steel wedge that I and others could continue pounding and pounding upon until the Christian theology which denies full equality to LGBT people was found first morally bereft and then… Read more

She’s 17 and bi–and her parents won’t allow it.

Sometimes honesty isn’t the best policy. Read more

Why Christian evangelizers should stop

Evangelicals are sending non-Christians exactly one message. And half of it needs to go. Read more

Round TWO in our Big Debate about evangelizing in the workplace

Hey. No one said religion was pretty. Read more

“We will continue to wear white as long as there is pink!”

When God decides to make a point with weather. Read more

North Carolina Republicans temporarily forget they’re Americans

But they’ll remember, by and by. Read more

10 Reasons It’s Wrong to Evangelize in the Workplace

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Welcome to the first of three rounds in this Head to Head debate sponsored by Patheos.com! Read more

What Non-Christians Want Christians to Know

I’m doing an online debate on “Evangelism in the Workplace: Is Sharing your Faith Ever Appropriate?” But before that, this. Read more

Sexual abuse and the pressure to forgive

If you’ve been sexually abused, the last thing on earth you need to worry about is forgiving your abuser. Read more

Why the Christian middle ground is no place for me

When I was thirty-eight years old, I felt broken. I had a terrible past I couldn’t psychologically shake. I smoked too much weed and drank too much booze. I had no career and didn’t want one, because the only thing I’d ever cared about being was a writer. Two years before I’d had a spate of good luck in that regard, when, within a one week period, I had fourteen short stories accepted for publication in as many solid little literary… Read more