Homebrewed Christianity is making available a PDF of Brian Ammon’s chapter on sexuality, a chapter that the Baptist publisher considered unacceptable for their book on Baptist Emergence. If it’s anything like my experience of having a chapter banned by Wheaton College, thousands more people will read this chapter than will read the published book.
Smyth & Helwys, the press whose primary market is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, published the first book of a hyphenated emergent collection – Baptimergent. It was an excellent book with all types of Baptists collected together including Southern, American, Alliance, Cooperative, Liberal, Conservative, Dudes, Ladies, Black, White, Democrats, Republicans, and even Hauerwasians!!! For some reason Smyth & Helwys thought it would be ok for them to have a chapter calling out most Baptist churches as having an idolatrous love of our country or economic blinders to the message of justice in scripture and other such seemingly controversial issues BUT should an ordained gay baptist minister tell his story without obligating the reader to agree with him it gets cut for being ‘Too Gay.’