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November 18, 2018
An Open Letter to Brian Zahnd: On Full Participation in the Church
Dear Brian, I cannot overstate the positive impact you’ve had on my life. I’m so...
October 16, 2018
The Actual Danger of Marcionism in Progressive Christianity
What could Nazis and an ancient heresy have to do with progressive Christianity? I’ll give...
September 27, 2018
Marrying Differently: Why I Call My Polyamorous Relationships Marriage (Guest Post)
In this guest post, we’ll hear from Annie Thomas, as she shares her story of...
September 25, 2018
Southern Baptist Performs Polyamorous Wedding (Guest Post)
I’m thrilled to announce the marriage of some friends of mine, and I’m honored that...
August 31, 2018
A Manifesto of Sorts for Hippie Heretics (and a New Facebook Group)
We are an online community of people seeking a safe space for discussion and fellowship...
August 25, 2018
On the Gender of God & Divine Pronouns
Our use of exclusively male pronouns for God has allowed us to subconsciously fall into...
August 03, 2018
Why I Value Christian “Orthodoxy”
I think I've just pinpointed, for myself, why I so value Christian “orthodoxy,” even though...
May 31, 2018
Top 25 Favorite Hymns of Progressive Christians
Based on your responses, here are the 25 hymns most loved by progressive Christians—and we...
May 23, 2018
Has Inerrancy Become More Important than Orthodoxy?
The small conference I attended this past weekend may not represent American Christians on the...
May 09, 2018
What Hymns Still Work for You as a Progressive Christian?
I love the hymns I sang as a child, but so many of them are...
March 21, 2018
Different Faiths, Same Religion
We all have a faith, and we all have a religion, but the two aren’t...
January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
January 16, 2018
How Trump and an Unlikely Parable Changed My Mind about Voting
Despite my opposition to Donald Trump, I chose not to vote in the 2016 United...
December 14, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT Distilled (with Danny Prada)
My friend Danny Prada, lead pastor of HeartWay Church, has distilled the points of WHEAT...
December 07, 2017
Tantric Jesus by James Hughes Reho (Book Review)
I was gearing up to enjoy this book. Reho is a good writer, and it’s...
October 30, 2017
What Are Polyamorous Christians to Make of Karl Barth? (Guest Post)
Karl Barth’s relationship with Charlotte von Kirschbaum has created quite a stir. What might polyamory...
October 05, 2017
5 Reasons for Writing about Polyamorous Families (Guest Post by Mark Kille)
Mark Kille, who has been blogging about polyamory and Christianity since 2014, shares the importance...
October 02, 2017
Is God Polyamorous?
Is God monogamous or polyamorous? To answer this question, let’s examine the Trinity, God’s relationship...
September 26, 2017
Southern Baptist Preacher Affirms Polyamory (Interview with Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood)
Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood talks about his affirmation of polyamory, his understanding of God as...
September 20, 2017
Christian Sexual Ethics and Polyamory
Margaret A. Farley has identified seven guiding principles for navigating matters of sexuality from a...
September 11, 2017
What Polyamory Is Not
It’s important to understand what is meant by polyamory. With so many misconceptions surrounding it,...
September 05, 2017
Conflating Polyamory, the LGBTQ Community, and Orientation
I apologize for failing to communicate clearly. My intention was not to conflate these things,...
August 31, 2017
It’s Time for the Church to Talk About Polyamory
Where are the serious public conversations about polyamory? Why aren’t most LGBTQ-affirming churches being equally...
August 30, 2017
The Nashville Statement—A Point-by-Point Response
Something compelled me to write a point-by-point response to all of their affirmations and denials....
August 16, 2017
What I’ve Learned from Dead Guys (Podcast Interview)
Ryan Cagle and I chat about C.S. Lewis, St. Athanasius, George MacDonald, and my journey...
July 25, 2017
Thoughts on the Eucharist: Mystical, Not Magical, and Everyone Is Included
Does Jesus have a checklist of requirements that must be met before making himself present?...
July 17, 2017
Sorry, LifeWay, None of Your Authors Hold to “the Biblical View of Marriage”
LifeWay claims their authors must all hold to “the biblical view of marriage,” but I...
July 12, 2017
Breaking: Good Satire Discovered at the Babylon Bee
Visitors to The Babylon Bee were shocked to discover something entirely new to the website:...
July 10, 2017
Faith Communities (and a Hate Group) at Bellingham Pride
I was thrilled to see nine affirming congregations at my city’s Pride parade. And when...
June 22, 2017
The Importance of Loving Yourself First
Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last. Right? Or do we have that backward? What if...
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