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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...
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...
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...
April 12, 2018
Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a...
March 14, 2018
My “Silly Little Article” and a Powerful Response
Jera Brown asks, “Why must it be silly to imagine that an embodied version of...
January 23, 2018
Could Jesus Have Been Biologically Intersex?
Here are a few reasons why I think that Jesus may have been intersex. That...
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 05, 2017
The New Testament: A Translation by David Bentley Hart (Book Review)
It’s quirky and awkward, and I love it! Hart has gifted us with a meticulously...
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 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 29, 2017
Top 10 Books That Most Impacted My Spiritual Journey
Every book I read influences me in one way or another. But a handful of...
July 20, 2017
A Response to Preston Sprinkle on LifeWay and “the Biblical View of Marriage”
When I posted about LifeWay’s so-called “biblical view of marriage,” Preston Sprinkle made a critical...
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 20, 2017
A Challenge to Those on the Fence about LGBTQ Affirmation
I get it. You don’t hate LGBTQ people. You’d like to affirm them, but you...
June 15, 2017
Can You Love LGBTQ People while Condemning Their Relationships?
Which side of history will we land on? How will our actions appear in retrospect?...
April 25, 2017
On Christians Talking Dirty (RTT)
For week four of Random Text Tuesday (RTT), my random-text selector gave me Ephesians 5:4....
April 06, 2017
On “Picking and Choosing” Beliefs with Humility
I had an interesting conversation in the comments of another post, and I thought it...
March 12, 2017
Why Evolution May Be More Important to the Church Than I Once Believed
My background is steeped in Young Earth Creationism (YEC). I heard it taught as gospel...
January 25, 2017
An Open Letter to Jesus: Find Common Ground
Dear Jesus, Let me start by saying how much I appreciate the majority of what...
January 09, 2017
The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr & Mike Morrell (Book Review)
This is a book about the Trinity, but it’s not your average exposition of the...
November 24, 2016
A Day of Thanksgiving?
Today is called “Thanksgiving.” And there’s no doubt that I—well situated in my life of...
November 23, 2016
Help Mark Van Steenwyk Buy Back The unKingdom of God
A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure to review Mark Van Steenwyk’s...
July 05, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 4: Confronting the Clobber Passages
This is the fourth and final post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of...
July 01, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 3: It All Comes Down to Love
This is the third post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
June 29, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 2: The Biblical Case for Marriage
This is the second post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
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