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...]

A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar

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Ok, so it was really a Starbucks in a little strip-mall out in the northern suburbs of Atlanta but you have to admit “A lesbian and a conservative minister walk into a suburban Starbucks” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Anywho… As some of you know, last week I wrote an open letter [Read More...]

An Open Letter to Billy Humphrey of IHOP Atlanta on ‘Homosexuality and Gay Marriage’

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My friend Mike Morrell invited me to read and respond to a post produced by Billy Humphrey of IHOP-Atlanta.  Mike graciously reminded me to use my words (and some of those words come from our similarly conservative backgrounds).  Mike shared my response as a guest post on his own blog today. Here is my response (and Mike’s note).    [Read More...]

BOLO: Bible Drive-By Linked to Myth Labs

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Coming Out Christian blotter report: Independence Day, 2013 FBPD received a status update reporting a possible bible drive-by at the corner of Faith St. and Reason Ave. at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Unit 2239 responded to the J316 call immediately and set up a permitter to assess the scene. Witnesses report there was a quiet party occurring at [Read More...]

The False Polemic of Gay vs. Christian

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Here we all are the day after the Supreme Court of the United States has declared critical elements of DOMA unconstitutional.  Praise the Lord in all her Wisdom, Grace and Love for the ray of light piercing the darkness. Of course, as millions of Americans rejoice for their own or their neighbors’ step forward, there [Read More...]

What’s the difference between welcoming and affirming homosexuals?

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In the wake of all the flap about the, rather specious, albeit on the surface, good and hopeful news from the now defunct Exodus International, a friend who is on this journey with us, asked me to explain the difference between welcoming and affirming.  He honestly and openly is concerned about those who are drawing a line in the [Read More...]

Following Jesus to Maiden, NC

While a teenage birthday party had taken over my house last Saturday night, Laura, a friend you’ll get to know more, and I were sitting out back by the fireplace talking about the wonderful weather, what summer wheat beers we’d be drinking this year, our wives, her chaplaincy at a level 1 trauma hospital…and The [Read More...]


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