From skepticism to grace

Earlier this year I shared a post from my friend and filmmaker Daneen Akers.  I am so grateful for the powerful, faithful work she and her husband have been doing through their film Seventh Gay Adventists.  Recently they made the film free for download (just over the Thanksgiving holiday) and it had over 3,000 free downloads [Read More…]

To do a thing

that is beyond reason that calls you forward with no hope of fruition that seeks to destroy you even as your heart believes you will flourish that defies logic that sinks into the spongey darkness of the human heart as you seek your ultimate that can mean ruin or joy unbound dependent upon touching the [Read More…]

Troubled Convergence

In response to a niftly little post by my friend Tripp Hudgins (that was a result of a great little FB te-ta-te) I have some rambling thoughts. Tripp I am grateful that you have lifted up the issue of evangelical siloing that’s bugging you. Allow me to quote you just a teeny bit to invite [Read More…]

Happy Birthday Deborah Arca

Dear Deborah, I want to take a moment to wish you a very happy birthday and to thank you. Your presence in my life is such a gift and I barely have a way to say thank you adequately. From the moment we met at Theology After Google you have been a tremendous supporter – [Read More…]

Not what God intends for the human family

A recent commenter shared this often-heard gem in a comment ” … homosexuality which the Bible clearly describes as willful sin against what God intends for the human family.” And that got me to thinking… There are SO MANY sins against humanity and God that are being perpetrated every minute of every day without so [Read More…]

Which blog post next?

I want to write all the things.  I write one thing at a time, removing one festering foible at a time to make room for the next to bubble to the surface. Friends, I have been writing in fits and starts since just before my father died but I have a head full of swirling thoughts [Read More…]

This weekend’s homosexual agenda

So that you have ample time to stock your apocalypse shelter and say goodbye to the world as you know it, I thought I should share my homosexual agenda for the weekend…be afraid, be very afraid. Hang around on FB Put on favorite old work clothes (some right out of the hamper) Run to Flying [Read More…]

Always Queer, Never Quiet

Friends, it is time to introduce you to another guest blogger.  It is my pleasure and honor to lift up the powerful work of Marcus Patrick Ellsworth.  I met Marcus at the Veritas gathering in Chattanooga where communities of faith came together for an afternoon of love, grace and solidarity with the LGBT community of [Read More…]

Even straight folks have closets

…and we are all bigger than our closets.   Ash Beckham, at TEDx Boulder, discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” [Read More…]

The scandalous heterosexual agenda

Every once in a while I run across something I wish I had written.  This is one of those times.  The following is an excerpt from a brilliant blog written by J. Barrett Lee. J. Barrett Lee is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the pastor of North Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he [Read More…]