On Being An Evangelical

Copyright North Point Church

Over the past few years as I have undergone a major transformation in my understanding of the world, my faith, and myself. Yet in the midst of all of the transformation, I have remained fairly committed to my identity as an evangelical Christian. Many people have asked why I have fought so hard to keep using this word that so many people in my progressive world view as unattractive. Likewise, many of my conservative brothers and sisters have insisted that as a queer, progressive, universalist, … [Read more...]

Why Your Church Should NOT Celebrate Independence Day


I love America.I really do. I am proud to live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. I have been to a number of other countries and in my humble opinion, none compare to the United States of America. I also see no problem with being a Christian and having a healthy sense of national pride.But there is a big problem when the two get intertwined.As Christians, we believe that we live in two overlapping realities at once- the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man. Our aim … [Read more...]

A Witness to Equality: My Remarks At Washington National Cathedral


The following speech was delivered by Brandan Robertson at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on June 30th, 2015 as part of the Service Honoring the Road to Equality.This evening, we gather here in this sacred space to give thanks to God for the dawning of a new day in our nation.A day that many in this room, if asked just a few years ago, never believed that they would have lived to see.Tonight, we gather here to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling that affirms the f … [Read more...]

Evangelical Leaders Affirm SCOTUS Ruling, Say There Is Still Work To Do


As the Supreme Court issued its ruling in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states this morning, nearly 100 evangelical leaders have come togetherto celebrate the ruling and call on Christians around the country to continue to work for justice for LGBTQ individuals in the church and in society.“As Evangelical pastors and leaders, we believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of good news for all people. Following in the way of Jesus, we are compelled to be a voice for … [Read more...]

5 (Great) Things I Learned As A Fundamentalist


My journey of faith has taken me in, out, and all around the spectrum of Christian theology and practice. Throughout my eleven years as a Christian, I have identified as everything from Fundamentalist, to Pentecostal, to Mormon, to Anglican, to Evangelical and everything in between. In every season of my faith, God has taught me a ton of life transforming principles that have helped me develop both into a better Christian as well as a better human being. Of all of the seasons of my faith … [Read more...]

A Prayer for Charleston


O God, great is the misery that has come upon our nation and the world; Our cares overwhelm us, and we do not know what to do. O God, be gracious to us and help us. Grant us strength to bear what is taking place in the world and in our land this day, and let not fear rule over us. And God, we pray for the eyes to see the seeds of racism and discrimination in our own hearts. God forgive us for participating in and perpetuating a system that continues to oppress your precious children of … [Read more...]