The Newest Non-LGBTQ-Affirming Approach: Reviewing Preston Sprinkle's "Center for Faith, Sexuality, & Gender"
"Good Guys" Can Do "Bad Guy" Things
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.
10 People To Take #Pride In
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…
Calling Victims of Abuse (Who Finally Speak Out), "Hypocrites!" That's Stupid.
These 10 LGBTQ people are CRUSHING it! We should all take #Pride in them.
Feeling Unlovable? Struggling with Low Self-Esteem? That's Where the Christmas Story Comes In...
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...
If Jesus Ran for Office and Debated with a Pharisee
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.
Why it CAN'T Be "All About the Bible"
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...
The Lesson I Learned at My Self-Pity Party
The other day we had a first time visitor at Sojourn who beelined to me after the service and immediately asked, “what version of the Bible do you use?”
This was my first clue that perhaps our church was not going to be a great fit for her.
What Every Man Needs to Consider in this #MeToo Moment
Last week I threw a little pity party for myself, because a blog post I wrote (and was excited about) didn't get much love. That party-for-one taught me something really important.
Fellas, this past week has been particularly challenging for all the women who have shared (and those who haven't) in the #MeToo movement. I want to talk to you about how we can honor them right now. Let's talk about sex.