The Virgin Mary & The Queer In Us All

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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

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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...]

Meet the Revangelicals: Pastor Daniel Hill

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For the second installment in my Meet the Revangelicals series (the first interview is available here), I had the honor of interviewing one of my new friends and a man that I admire greatly, Pastor Daniel Hill of River City Church in Chicago and author of a fantastic new book- "10:10- Life to the Fullest" (Baker, 2014). Daniel has a passionate heart for his church where he and his team have been doing innovative multi-cultural ministry and is committed to helping Christians walk in the abundant … [Read more...]

Live Life Up

Post By: Clark Hardy, ContributorSomething I deeply appreciate and love about my wife is the depth of conversations we often have. Each of us has an interest in people and the aspects of their experiences that result in who they are. Rachel's degree is a specialized sociology degree, and mine religion and theology. Human persons intrigue, inspire, and motivate us.The other night we were discussing how as people, we often get stuck in rut of surviving rather than thriving. Each mundane … [Read more...]

Why I Can No Longer “Stand Up” For Israel

Post By: Christian Stackaruck, Theology ContributorI love Israel.I have studied, lived, and served in Israel and cannot wait to return to do so again. Further, many of my dearest friends are Israeli or are ardent supporters of Israel. Recently, reading about recent violence between Israel and Palestine in the news has reawakened years of questions and emotions that, from time to time, I succeed in laying to rest.I used to be pro-Israel in every sense of the word. After departing … [Read more...]


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