EXCLUSIVE: Rob Bell Interview Part 1

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Over the past week or so, Pastor Rob Bell has been blowing up the news outlets and Christian blog-o-sphere with the announcement of an airdate (December 21) for his new show- The Rob Bell Show- on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Many people have come out in overwhelming support of Rob's new endeavors, such as Danielle Shoryer, who calls Rob "a better Evangelical than most Evangelicals." Others have critiqued Rob's new show as further proof that he has "left the fold" and jumped off the deep … [Read more...]

Hope for Ferguson, Hope for Us All

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Tonight, our nation sits in shock. Some sit before their television screens speechless. Others are moved in a wave of emotions to the streets of Ferguson, D.C., Chicago, New York, and many other cities across out nation, expressing their confusion and pain to our nation and our world. Others, like me, sit at our computers, wondering what, if  anything we can do in this moment to be a voice of justice in the midst of such a chaotic situation.Tonight, on my way home from a movie, a friend a … [Read more...]

Why I Support The Presidents Executive Action On Immigration

The internet and news networks have been blowing up for the past 24 hours as news got out that on Thursday night, President Obama will announce an executive action that will shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation. This decision has come after many noted attempts to pass immigration reform that have been blocked time and time again by Republicans in Congress. As Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention noted, … [Read more...]

Change Is On The Horizon

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This weekend I had the honor of being a part of The Reformation Project conference in Washington D.C., a conference hosted by my friend Matthew Vines which sought to train Christians on how to be effective agents of change in their communities around the issue of LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion. The weekend was packed with prophetic (and frankly, historic) plenary addresses by Rev. Allyson Robinson and Dr. David Gushee, Seminars on how to interpret scripture from Dr. Jim Brownson and Matthew V … [Read more...]

On Sabbath, Marriage Equality, & the Age of Grace

Not long afterward Jesus was walking through some wheat fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began to pick heads of wheat and eat the grain. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Jesus, “Look, it is against our Law for your disciples to do this on the Sabbath!” Jesus answered, “Have you never read what David did that time when he and his men were hungry? He went into the house of God, and he and his men ate the bread offered to God, even though it was against the Law for t … [Read more...]

Tension. [Reflections on the ERLC Conference]

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As I walked out of the Opryland Resort in Nashville this morning, I felt a great deal of tension in my soul. Since Sunday evening, I have been in town for the Southern Baptist Conventions conference on The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage. Almost since the moment that I walked in to the resort center, I have been engaging in conversations with leaders and lay people alike on issues surrounding sexuality and marriage equality, hoping to discover a way to help move Evangelicals … [Read more...]


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