I’d been warned long ago by a preacher or two that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And while I left behind the image of a fallen angel – a cosmic bad guy in a long thriller, I didn’t forget the lesson. So, when I left conservative evangelicalism [...]
One noxious defense of homophobia is the idea that queer couples are sinful because they’re unnatural and unnatural because they cannot biologically conceive.
...But it’s a vulnerability that I think is sewn into the pockets of our souls - a piece of string around our fingers to remind us of the currents that created us, a Creator who wants to be known, to be understood, to be seen for who She is.
Don’t look for answers from those who haven’t even inquired.
To hear a recording of this sermon that I had the honor to share at HopeGateWay last week, click here. The sermon is approximated below as text:
It’s been a week now since the release of the Statement on God’s Justice. Over 1,000 signatures later, I ask myself what the Statement has meant and what it will mean.
There's a prevailing Western notion that it's only by loving yourself that you learn to love others. But self-love - and self-love first and foremost - can seem unattainable for many of us, and especially anyone who struggles with shame.
...Both translations of disappointment hurt because they incite us to determine our own self-worth with the never-satisfied measuring stick of our perceived worth to others.
“You hypocrite,” Jesus said. It’s a Bible tit-for-tat. And Bible tit-for-tats are easy; in a canon of 66 books from dozens of authors, one can easily find a disembodied verse to justify a point.
One of the most common hurts we hear about stems from beliefs about the Bible: the anchor text of our faith. So in this post, we offer...