Are LGBTQ Affirming Christians “False Teachers”?

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I believe that salvation is based on the work of Christ on the cross alone, and not on any works we can do or any theology we espouse. This is a key part of the Biblical Gospel. Anyone who confesses that “Jesus is Lord” and turns to walk in the way of His Kingdom is adopted in to the family of God now and for eternity. This is the power of God’s grace. That even after we submit our lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we will still find ourselves wrestling with sin. That even after we are fille … [Read more...]

Why A Christian Can’t Support The Death Penalty

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The more I study the life and teachings of Jesus, the more perplexed I become. Time and time again, it seems that those who claim to follow Jesus have adopted positions that are in direct contradiction to the words that our Lord preached during his ministry here on earth.One such issue is the death penalty, which is making headlines today as nearly 400 leading evangelical and catholic clergy released a statement calling for it's end.Their statement begins by saying:"As Christians p … [Read more...]

To The Point: The Facts About Indiana’s RFRA

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The national debate surrounding Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is enough to disorient even the most experienced political analyst. There is a constant back and forth between opponents and proponents of the bill claiming that the RFRA in Indiana will/will not open the door for anyone to discriminate against LGBTQ people on the basis of their "religious convictions".If you were to read the actual bill that was passed in Indiana, you'd probably walk away with even more … [Read more...]

Be Not Deceived: RFRA Is Not About Religious Liberty

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There has been a firestorm in the media over the past 24 hours as Indiana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that exempts individuals and businesses from having to comply with the discrimination rulings based on their religious convocations. At the same time in Georgia, another RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) has been approved by the House judiciary subcommittee and is rapidly moving towards becoming law. Advocates are promoting both bills as necessary legislation to bolster r … [Read more...]

#MBIPrivilege

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I need to be honest. I hate talking about white privilege.It makes me extremely uncomfortable.And if I am being totally transparent, I don't really get it. I grew up in a lower middle class family, in a trailer park, in one of the wealthiest counties in the country.I saw privilege all around me all time growing up.But I never felt like I was a participant in it.I never considered that I received any benefits simply based on the color of my skin.I never considered h … [Read more...]

Moving Forward…

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Well, what a week this has been. Since the news broke last weekend about my former publisher dropping my book  because of my stance on LGBTQ issues, there has been a firestorm of news articles, blog posts, and social media comments from people all across the spectrum- many encouraging and some not so encouraging. But as this week comes to an end, I want to offer some thoughts on how I plan to move forward from all of this controversy.First, I want to reiterate that I have no negative … [Read more...]


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