If you’re like me, and you’ve struggled to have any good answer to the question “why did Jesus die,” then maybe this will help. Maybe Jesus died to free us from religion and religious leaders…Read More
Why did Jesus die? Depending on who you ask, and when you ask, you’ll get all sorts of answers. For the past few years I’ve struggled to give an answer, as most of the ones I used to give no longer satisfy.Read More
Until the church wakes up to how we’ve misused the bible to justify our discrimination of LGBTQ people, we will continue to perpetuate divisive, marginalizing, isolating, and dehumanizing attitudes and actions.
I applaud Preston Sprinkle’s heart in trying to get the church to be more loving, but I fear he’s simply teaching new and improved ways to wrap the turd of exclusion and judgment.Read More
You can be both a good Christian man who treats women well and someone who in high school and college drank a lot of alcohol and was sexually inappropriate towards women.
These two identities are not mutually exclusive…Read More
These 10 LGBTQ people are CRUSHING it! We should all take #Pride in them.Read More
At the Golden Globes on Sunday every woman came dressed in black to show solidarity for those who have endured any level of harassment in Hollywood for being a woman. The time is up, they declared.
As a general principle, I have to believe that the majority of humans on this earth would support the ending of injustice. It turns out, not so much...Read More
It can be tempting to pretend to be somebody we’re not.
And it can be tempting to think that who or what we are is not all that great.
I think this temptation seductively calls to all of us, and I think the story of Christmas provides the necessary antidote to such toxicity.Read More
Imagine it's Galilee, the year is 32 AD, and Jesus decides to run for office--for the position of County Synagogue Leader. It's the final week before the vote and Jesus faces up one last time in a debate against his opponent, Phil.
Here's how their back-and-forth might've gone...Read More