Why Every Christian Leader Needs to Have a Good Relationship with a Homosexual


In his post, “Why Every Christian Leader Needs To Have a Good Answer about Homosexuality“, Tony Jones asserts directly, concisely and correctly that “…LGBT issues are a wave crashing across American culture right now, and you don’t get to not have an opinion about it.”    It truly is a fantastic post and could not [Read More...]

In love with fear


Oh Lord We are a culture In love with fear And afraid of love Be not afraid, you call Many of the same souls Who shout With closed minds And plugged ears That the government Shall not have any role In regulating Weapons Be afraid, they say Are the same souls Who demand With closed [Read More...]

Why my civil rights should NOT be on your ballot today

I am grateful for the lawmakers in states around this beautiful and broken country who have the compassion and courage to lift up legislation that just might recognize some of my sisters and brothers as full citizens. I am also prayerful that those states will see the light of love filter in through voting booths. [Read More...]

Perfect love casts out all fear


So back on September 4th, during the whirlwind of stories coming out of the Conventions, I posted a brief rant decrying the platforming of people.  If  Y’all have heard me say it once you’ve heard me say it a gazillion times – I am not an issue.  Well from that little post came a few wonderful comments [Read More...]

10 more things I bet Romney doesn’t know…

So apparently, way back in 2004, Mitt Romeny is on record saying “I didn’t know you had families,” to the LGBT parents standing in his office.  You can read one blogger’s take on this (unsurprising) stone-cold ignorance. Thinking this over (while enjoying a fried chicken and collard greens lunch at work) a few things came to [Read More...]

The bread of life doesn’t come buttered with pickles…

…or in a neatly wrapped blog post. I was blessed and convicted by the words of my pastor yesterday.  Her sermon bore a hole into my heart and the powerful way she spoke of the bread of life has expanded my thinking, like so much yeast in the flour.    I’m not gonna go on [Read More...]

It’s not just a difference of opinion

  Disagreeing with one another about whether or not hubcap hurling should be recognized by the International Olympic Committee or whose mamma fries the best chicken are differences of opinion about which we can happily agree to disagree. Disagreeing about whether not I can, without fear, hold the hand of the one I love anywhere, any time or whether or not [Read More...]

Chick-Fil-A and Proverbs 25:21

So on August 1, 2012 it seems that a bunch of folks on one side of the whole Chick-Fil-A fray are planning to spend their hard earned money to actively deny me and my family the same civil rights they enjoy.  Ok, cool. But check this out, a whole bunch more of us can show [Read More...]

Which biblical marriage?

A good friend of mine sent me the following note on Facebook the other day and with her permission I would like to open this conversation up to folks who are interested and willing to jump in.  Here is what she wrote: Hey there. Sounds like you’ve had quite the month for online conversations, debates [Read More...]

What about three-way marriages?

So last week was pretty exciting for our little blog here.  My new friend and very insightful author, Rachel Held Evans, posted a little conversation between the two of us. The ongoing conversation that has percolated around the original post has been deeply meaningful to me.  Yesterday I saw a new question in the comments that stayed with me all [Read More...]