Our 2014 Favorites

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The UC team shares some of our favorite things from the past year. [Read more...]

Are Non-LGBT-Affirming Christians Committing Blasphemy?

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Some of the Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day accused Jesus of blasphemy because they felt he misrepresented God and thus violated God’s glory. They were the ones, however, who were actually misrepresenting God and distracting from the glory of God’s love and compassion. [Read more...]

Back to the ’90s: My Hometown (Again) Spurns the LGBT Community

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I still love going to Fayetteville a few times a year; I look forward to seeing the Lights of the Ozarks on the Square yet again this year. But this year it may feel different. This year, like in 1998, I am ashamed that even Fayetteville — even what most consider the best and most inclusive city in Arkansas — cannot even manage to pass a simple ordinance promoting fairness. [Read more...]

Faith is the task of a lifetime

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I’m a Christian because of Søren Kierkegaard. The 19th-century Danish philosopher didn’t introduce me to Christianity, but he did, at a pivotal time in my life, provide the crucial encouragement that sustained my faith. [Read more...]

The Misuse of Scripture (Southern Baptists seem to lead the way)

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Our biases (and we all have them) influence how we appropriate Scripture for good or ill.
So why not apply Scripture with a bias toward love? [Read more...]

Actual War on Black People Distracting from Fictional War on Christmas

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Jesus, a brown-skinned transient and known practitioner of civil disobedience executed by a brutal police state, is indeed perhaps the reason for the season, just not in the way the War on Christmas crowd wants to talk about. [Read more...]

I’m a racist and you probably are too

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Our conscious and unconscious associations regarding race affect how we act. They affect what we say and what we do. They affect how we treat other people and in turn how we’re treated. They affect who is listened to and who is ignored, who is believed and who is doubted, who is passed by and who is stopped, who is given a second chance and, sometimes, who is killed. [Read more...]

A Christmas Play Gone Awry (or maybe not)

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When we turn away from a world in need, from the cries of creation for mending and healing, from our brothers and sisters who are lonely, oppressed, wounded, and lost, we turn away from Christ. [Read more...]


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