Two Books That You Need To Read…NOW.


It has been an incredibly busy season of life for me. In fact, I have never been involved in more projects and jobs than I am currently involved in. I am loving every minute of it  and am learning a ton. But as a result, some of the things I would have liked to have blogged about have gone by the wayside. But today I wanted make sure that I made time to let you know about two books (that you probably already know about) but that you needto go to Amazon or Barnes and Nobel and buy like...right … [Read more...]

Is Evangelicals For Marriage Equality “Shaming Evangelical Publications”?


Earlier today, my friend Jonathan Merritt released an article at Religion News Service that criticized Evangelicals For Marriage Equality for “shaming” Christianity Today, Relevant, and WORLD Magazine for not carrying our organization’s advertisement. Though well intentioned, I think Jonathan fundamentally misunderstood why we referenced the rejections of our ad from these magazines.We affirm the right of any and all publications to be able to decide whom they allow to advertise within their … [Read more...]

A 9/11 Prayer


On this most solemn of morning for Americans, there are always a wide range of emotions. Can you believe that it has been 13 years since that fateful September morning when our nation was attacked? I was in fourth grade. I remember the day so vividly in my mind. Today, I sit in my office in Washington D.C. looking out over the busy streets. Flags are flying at half-mass to call to memory all of those who were lost. I see the Washington Monument in the distance, standing tall, a symbol of pride … [Read more...]

Al Mohler Critiques Me & Evangelicals for Marriage Equality


Good Morning Friends!As I am participating in the launch of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality we are receiving a wide range of response from very supportive to very critical. This morning, Dr. Al Mohler, a man I have met with personally on a few occasions and really respect despite our theological and political differences, offered a critique of my op-ed in TIME magazine on his daily podcast. It's certainly worth a l … [Read more...]

I’m an Evangelical For Marriage Equality (A New Role)

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Today is a big day for me.For over a year, I have been a part of a collaborative effort with a good number of evangelical pastors, authors, politicos, and journalists to create a new organization focused on changing the hearts and minds of evangelicals on the issue of Marriage Equality.Today, that organization is officially launching.And not only that. But today, I am excited and privileged to announce that I get to serve as the spokesperson of Evangelicals for Marriage … [Read more...]

What Makes Someone A Christian?


Over the past four years of my blogging career, I’ve probably addressed the question “What makes someone a Christian?” about twenty times. You would think that this would be one of the most basic (and most important) questions for Christians to be unified on, but like most matters relating to Christianity, things are never what they seem they should be. Yet throughout my interactions with other Christians online, I continue to find it necessary to stop and reaffirm what we’re talking about when w … [Read more...]