Mormons Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Measures…Come On, Evangelicals!

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On Friday night, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints posted a revised statement on LGBTQ Discrimination to the Churches official website: “Church leaders recognize the existence and difficulty of same gender attraction and acknowledge the difference between having same-sex attraction and acting on it. They censure only the latter, and leaders strongly advocate for understanding, inclusion, and kindness toward people of all gender orientations. The Church website mor … [Read more...]

The Virgin Mary & The Queer In Us All

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Guest Post: Rev. Dr. Jeff K. Hood, Guest Contributor If it was not for your willingness to follow God, I doubt I would be writing. I just received my doctorate from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University for a project entitled, "The Epiphany of the Queer: An Exploration in Theology." For so many years, you have inspired me to keep going. There are many who would say that a man married to a woman should not be doing queer theology. Often, I try to reason with those who are c … [Read more...]

We’re All Biblical Literalists…Until It Comes To Torture

One of the most frustrating realities that I continue to bump into in my evangelical community is the way that the pro-violence war mindset of many conservative Americans has seeped into evangelical Christianity and has been assimilated with a "Christian worldview."Last week, when the CIA Torture Report was released, many Americans were shocked at the cruel, inhumane, and frankly, evil practices used by our troops to interrogate war criminals in the Middle-East. The list of practices used to " … [Read more...]

Have the Conversations

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Guest Post By: Andrew J. Belcher, Founder, Heart for Holiness Ministries Why can't we have conversations about our beliefs? Why is it so difficult for people who claim the name of Jesus to put down their superficial walls of biblical arrogance for just one minute in order to hear someone else's point of view about something that they too are claiming to be from scripture? It seems to be such a point of pride in the contemporary christian church. The church is flooded with this type of C … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Brandan Interviews Rob Bell (Part 2)

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Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to sit down and chat with one of the most influential spiritual guides of our generation, Rob Bell. Rob has just released a new book that he wrote with his wife, Kristen, called The Zimzum of Love and has a new television talk show- The Rob Bell Show- airing this Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network, so we had a ton to talk about when we chatted last week. If you missed the first installment of this two part interview where I talk to Rob about his views on … [Read more...]

“Disarming Scripture” by Derek Flood- A Review

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Evangelical theology is undergoing a major reformation. In this period of reformation and renewal, many fresh voices are rising to the surface and are helping challenge the presuppositions of both conservatives and progressives, calling us all to a more Christ centered reading of the Scriptures. Among the most impressive of these voices is Derek Flood, an artist and theologian who has been making substantial waves along the outskirts of the evangelical movement with his challenging and … [Read more...]


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