To Christian Voters in Houston


Dear Christians Voters in Houston who opposed HERO-I am writing to you today with a deeply grieved heart. Deep in my spirit, I can hear the words of Jesus as he gave his live on the cross saying, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they're doing." (Luke 23:34) In a very real sense, you have chosen to reject Christ and have stood for his oppression and marginalization in your city, because Christ is found, not behind the mighty pulpits of your churches or in the faces of the p … [Read more...]

Women of Wisdom : Conversations with Iyanla Vanzant, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Marianne Williamson


For centuries, many of the worlds religious traditions have sought to silence the voices of women, insisting that their place is domestic and not in the public sphere, teaching, leading, and shaping culture. Yet in the midst of these oppressive institutions, women have been resilient, working hard to find ways to subvert societal norms and assert themselves as leaders, visionaries, and creatives, shaping our world in monumental ways. While much of this oppression still remains in cultures and … [Read more...]

Kirk vs. Gagnon: Making the Christian Case for Same-Sex Relationships

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Last weekend, my friend, noted New Testament theologian, and former professor of New Testament Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Daniel Kirk, sat down and had a conversation with Dr. Robert Gagnon, associate professor of New Testament at Pittsburg Theological Seminary and notorious opponent of LGBT equality and proponent of reparative therapy, about the biblical case for LGBT inclusion in the Church. The conversation, hosted by Valley Presbyterian Church in Arizona, is one of the most … [Read more...]

Pope Francis, Kim Davis, and a Nation In Crisis


Pope Francis’ has come and gone and we are still feeling the ramifications of his visit to the United States. I had the honor of following the Pope’s journey through Washington D.C. and up to New York City. As I traveled throughout these cities, following Francis, I encountered masses of people flocking to street corners and arenas to get a glimpse at this religious leader who seemed to inspire hope in the hearts of even the most jaded individuals. I listened closely to the Pope’s messages over t … [Read more...]

Exposing The Spiritual Malpractice of Southern Baptists and The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors


The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors will be hosting a series of conferences next month on the topics of “Homosexuality” and “Transgender Confusion” at Southern Seminary, the largest seminary in the world with over 3,000 students in enrollment. These conferences come after a series of other events earlier this year hosted by (primarily) Southern Baptist and fundamentalist Evangelical leaders around the country hoping to help equip evangelicals how to respond to and defend the church a … [Read more...]

My Hope for the Pope: On Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States


Francis is coming! Francis is coming! Living in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. its hard to go anywhere without hearing the buzz about the arrival of Pope Francis in just a few days. It’s quite stunning, when you think about it. What other religious leaders visit has inspired such responsiveness? There is something truly amazing about Pope Francis that has gripped the soul of America, and next week millions of people will turn out at various locations around D.C. to get a glimpse of this m … [Read more...]