10 Reasons Net Neutrality Matters to Progressive Christians

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This past fall I accepted a board position on the Media Justice arm of the UCC, OCinc. Since I care deeply about social justice as part of my duty as a follower of The Way, and since I spend addiction commitment levels of time engaging media of all sorts it seems this is a wonderful fit. [Read More...]

From skepticism to grace

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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...]

Troubled Convergence

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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...]

Which blog post next?

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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...]

Always Queer, Never Quiet

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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...]

In the valley of the shadow

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We buried my father one week ago today.  There’s so much I want to tell you about the death of my dad but in order to do so I need to tell you just a little about his life. As I look back over my journey of last couple of weeks, and really my whole [Read More...]

Candler School of Theology to Honor Anti-Gay Minister: An open letter to Dean Love

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Dear Dean Love, Good morning, I imagine this is not the first or last communication you will receive regarding your decision to confer honors on Rev. Dr. H. Eddie Fox but as an alumna and advocate for the full inclusion of LGBT people in the church I feel it is very important to add my [Read More...]

I walk the line

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By now many of you have seen the NALT project co-founded by John Shore and Evan Hurst. But just in case, NALT stands for Not All Like That – meaning that not all Christians are like “that”.  Like what you ask?  Well you know the type, the Pat Roberston, Tony Perkins et al type – [Read More...]

You might be a Pharisee if…

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If you exile a family for the unconditional love of their gay daughter, you might be a Pharisee. If you “pray” for the continued discrimination of any group of people, you might be a Pharisee. If you exalt harbingers of fear and hate as righteous in the eyes of God, you might be a Pharisee. [Read More...]

You keep calling yourself a “Christian”, I do not think it means what you think it means

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Some days, ok most days, I am beyond grateful for my calling to make room at my table for a myriad of disparate voices.  Most days I feel blessed to serve spoon-fulls of of love, generous dollops of peace, steaming bowls of slow-cooked reconciliation and a sweet slice of Grace. And then there are days [Read More...]


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