The Newest Non-LGBTQ-Affirming Approach: Reviewing Preston Sprinkle's "Center for Faith, Sexuality, & Gender"
Feeling Unlovable? Struggling with Low Self-Esteem? That's Where the Christmas Story Comes In...
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.
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 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.