Tag Archives: homosexuality

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The Parable of the Wedding Feast: A Modern Retelling

It’s been a hard week to be an evangelical. Really, it’s been a hard year. It’s hard to see so many churches in America aligning themselves politically with discrimination, homophobia, sexism, and fear. It breaks my heart that the loudest, and sometimes the only, voices speaking from the evangelical community are not speaking the words […]

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On the wrong side of history

Faith based communities have, historically, ended up on the wrong side of history on quite a few major changes, from a heliocentric view of the universe to slavery, women’s rights, interracial marriage and civil rights, and the list goes on. Religious communities didn’t simply stand by and watch women, slaves, and the rest as they were maltreated by society. […]

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Where I Found God: LGBT Yoga

A few months ago, my blog friend Karissa asked if I’d be interested in writing a post for her “Where I Found God” series, about finding God in unconventional places). I said yes, even though I didn’t know exactly what I’d write about. And then last week, I experienced God pretty far outside the boundaries […]

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An Open Apology to Those Who Need to Hear It

I wrote this a while ago to my little brother. I asked if I could publish it because I realized that other people might need to hear it too, especially after reading articles like Vicky Beeching’s brave and heartbreaking interview this week. And then I realized that more than any of that, there might be […]

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Jesus loves YOU, this I know.

What can separate us from Christ’s love? (That’s what this is all about, isn’t it?) Can ugly blog comments and twitter wars? Can fear? Can misinterpretation of scripture? Can disagreements within and outside the church? Can honesty and theology and splits and culture and government? Can decisions and reversals? Can any of this change God’s love? […]

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Travelin’ Tuesdays: “Go at Once.”

  Sometimes I wish I heard God as clearly as Jonah did. But sometimes I also wonder if I would do exactly what Jonah did even when God literally spoke to him with some pretty unquestionable language: Go at once to Ninevah. Because in this broken world, even when the creator God calls us by name […]