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...]

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...]

The Future of Christian Churches- Revangelical Survey Results

A few weeks ago, I posted a survey on various pages across the Facebook-sphere representing Christians from every background asking them about the church they go to and about what they wish would change about churches they have been a part of in the future. To be honest, and without sounding arrogant, the results weren't surprising. They reflected exactly what I, as well as the majority of young Christians are feeling. The reflect the hypothesis of the Revangelical movement as well as most other … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Mark Driscoll to Step Down While Elders Review

It has been confirmed that Pastor Mark Driscoll, senior pastor of the Mars Hill Church network in Seattle, Washington will be stepping down from his role in pastoral ministry while the elders and an outside agency review a plethora of accusations that have been made against Driscoll in the past few months.Driscoll was to return from his annual summer sabbatical today and begin a series on 1 John. However, in light of the recent wave of accusations from some of Driscoll's and Mars Hill's … [Read more...]

Haven’t We Learned? (A Call To Action)

Nobody is perfect. People make mistakes. Sometimes innocent people are killed. This is the unfortunate reality of living in a world where injustice and violence exists. But what has been taking place across the United States over the past couple of weeks- the ongoing killing of young African American men by police officers- is utterly unjustifiable occurrence to be taking place in 2014 in America. Haven’t we been here before? Haven’t we seen similar actions in our nation’s short history? Haven’t … [Read more...]