The moment when, I, a moderate Christian, was a misunderstood Muslim

You never know when the tables might be turned—when you, too, might suddenly find yourself wrongly cast in the role of dangerous outsider. [Read more...]

Cutting Through the (You Know What) on the LGBT Issue

“Until the church can come to a place of full inclusion (acceptance and affirmation) of our LGBT sisters and brothers, the church will continue to fail miserably at fulfilling Jesus’ mandate to love God and neighbor and at being the body of Christ in the world.” [Read more...]

Abundant and impossible to fill: “Copia,” a book of poems by Erika Meitner


In her new collection of poetry, Copia, Erika Meitner writes about urban and suburban life, consumption and excess, desire and disappointment, and perhaps mostly about loss and hope. [Read more...]

Some Classic Lessons from a Film Classic


The Shawshank Redemption came out 20 years ago today and remains at the top of my all-time great movies list. It is punctuated with great lines and saturated with rich spiritual symbolism. The warden, Samuel Norton, functions as an icon of toxic Christianity. The warden presents himself as a socially respectable, church-going, Bible-quoting Christian. It [Read More...]

“Queers in the Kingdom” shares the stories of LGBT students at Wheaton College


Markie Hancock’s new documentary film casts a much needed light on the stories of Wheaton College’s LGBT alumni. [Read more...]

Be Who You Are and Help the Church Be the Church

One cannot fault any of our LGBT sisters and brothers for their dislike of Christians and their churches. However, as Paul wrote, there is “a more excellent way.” [Read more...]

Al Mohler Fit the Battle of Jericho and Inerrancy Came Tumblin’ Down

The hallmark of modern Christian fundamentalism is an unwavering adherence to the notion of Biblical inerrancy. In its most extreme forms, belief in the inerrancy of the Bible stifles inquiry, perpetuates ignorance and glorifies dogmatism. [Read more...]

Prostitutes, Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings About Biblical Women

In “Prostitutes, Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings About Biblical Women,” Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti sets out to do nothing less than overturn six thousand years of patriarchy, misogyny, and marginalization of women within Judaism and Christianity. [Read more...]