How Kim Davis’s Imprisonment Is A Win for Religious Liberty

It finally happened. On the morning of September 3, 2015, Federal Marshalls placed Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to LGBTQ couples, under arrest for contempt of court. Davis had been refusing to issue licenses in her county for weeks, arguing that she shouldn't be forced to issue licenses to same-sex couples because it violated her Christian faith. Her case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, who turned down her ruling, and she was ordered by Judge … [Read more...]

Shall The Fundamentalists Win? (On Being Evangelical, Part 2)

Earlier today, I sat down at my desk and began reading Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick's famous sermon, “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” I had never read this sermon before, because in my conservative world, I was taught to think of Fosdick as a heretic rendering his ideas and work were unworthy of my engagement. But somehow, through my scrolling through Google today, I landed on this sermon and I began to read it. Of all the eras of modern history, the one that is most interesting to me is that of th … [Read more...]

A Glimpse Into My Journey

Hey friends! A few weeks ago an amazing journalist from Medill (Northwestern University) reached out to me, seeking to do a short documentary video about my life and journey in regards to my sexuality and my spirituality. I have done interviews and documentary films before, but was particularly reluctant to agree to this project because it would delve into how I personally identity (which is as "queer") which is a topic that I have not explored openly so as to avoid being labeled … [Read more...]

The Virgin Mary & The Queer In Us All

Guest Post: Rev. Dr. Jeff K. Hood, Guest Contributor If it was not for your willingness to follow God, I doubt I would be writing. I just received my doctorate from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University for a project entitled, "The Epiphany of the Queer: An Exploration in Theology." For so many years, you have inspired me to keep going. There are many who would say that a man married to a woman should not be doing queer theology. Often, I try to reason with those who are c … [Read more...]

Have the Conversations

Guest Post By: Andrew J. Belcher, Founder, Heart for Holiness Ministries Why can't we have conversations about our beliefs? Why is it so difficult for people who claim the name of Jesus to put down their superficial walls of biblical arrogance for just one minute in order to hear someone else's point of view about something that they too are claiming to be from scripture? It seems to be such a point of pride in the contemporary christian church. The church is flooded with this type of C … [Read more...]

Equality Is A Human Issue (& A Christian One)

Post by: Vince Schiller, Contributor On the 20th of September last month, the United Nations met in New York, and there Emma Watson (who recently became the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador) spoke about women’s equality. It wasn’t entirely what would be expected though. You might anticipate that she would highlight the inequality that women face worldwide, which she did. But what was unexpected (and brilliant) was her insistence that women’s equality is more than just an issue about women. Emma W … [Read more...]