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...]

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...]

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...]

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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