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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 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 28, 2018
Keith Giles on Jesus and the Bible
Check out the video of Keith’s talk (along with a brief appearance by yours truly),...
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...
April 16, 2018
The Theology of Battlestar Galactica (A New Podcast)
For any fans of science fiction and theology, I’d like to draw your attention to...
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 21, 2018
Different Faiths, Same Religion
We all have a faith, and we all have a religion, but the two aren’t...
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 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...
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 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...
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 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 22, 2017
The Importance of Loving Yourself First
Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last. Right? Or do we have that backward? What if...
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?...
May 18, 2017
Wounded Children (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
“Depravity” is not only a pessimistic view of the state of humanity, but also a...
May 09, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT (Not TULIP, DAISY, or ROSES)
It’s time for a new acronym—a counter-narrative to the Calvinistic gospel of TULIP, as well...
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