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CULTURE SAVVY

Refuge for a Boy Called Virtue

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014

They thought that he was the son of a mayor, and for that he was shot. And lived. They still shoot people a century later for such things. I’ve been watching the refugee...

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GOD-TALK

Love Like Jesus?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014

 “What if instead of trying to defend our religious rights, Christians concerned themselves with siding with others whose rights are routinely trampled? What if instead of...

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REAL LIFE

How Beautiful Are You?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

Hannah, my beautiful youngest daughter, once told me she felt much more comfortable with her theater friends than with her Christian friends. She felt welcomed, included, and free...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Do Gay People Have Better Sex Than Straight People?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

“Sex with you is so good, we should celebrate it by having sex.” Do LGBTQ people have better sex than straight people? Maybe they do. Just maybe they do. This is Rob, Susan’s...

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Recent Posts

Jesus Blog: Guilt and Shame

Jesus Blog: Guilt and Shame

Jul 27, 2014

More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… My beloved: I don’t want you to wrestle with guilt. Many Christian teachers use guilt to motivate people to action they deem necessary. But that is not God’s way. If you are wrestling with old mistakes, pause. Ask me if you need to take any measures toward healing those...

Love Like Jesus?

Love Like Jesus?

Jul 26, 2014

 “What if instead of trying to defend our religious rights, Christians concerned themselves with siding with others whose rights are routinely trampled? What if instead of trying to legally make life more difficult for gays, we worried only about how we could affirm their unsurpassable worth in service to them? … What if we just *did* the...

Could You Be Wrong?

Could You Be Wrong?

Jul 25, 2014

 “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein   This post is inspired by a beautiful young man, whose family is constantly haranguing him and banning him from family gatherings because he is gay. As I listened to Jeff I thought, once again, This stuff just got real. Jeff, this is...

Do Gay People Have Better Sex Than Straight People?

Do Gay People Have Better Sex Than Straight People?

Jul 24, 2014

“Sex with you is so good, we should celebrate it by having sex.” Do LGBTQ people have better sex than straight people? Maybe they do. Just maybe they do. This is Rob, Susan’s husband, writing today. Great sex has nothing to do with whether or not you are gay or straight, but think about it… I think one of the keys to great, intimate, passionate, wild, tender,...

In Honor of our Lost LGBTQ Children

In Honor of our Lost LGBTQ Children

Jul 23, 2014

Ryan Robertson died five years ago this week. In his honor, friends and I have chosen an orange icon on Facebook – Ryan’s favorite color. And we honor all the LGBTQ people who have died from rejection, bullying, ill-fated “therapy.” Marginalization… in all its forms. Ryan is one of many LGBTQ men and women who were pushed out...

Rethinking “Rethinking Sex” …

Rethinking “Rethinking Sex” …

Jul 22, 2014

Recently I wrote a post called “Rethinking Sex”, which was a response to another blog post that appeared on my friend Andy Gill’s blog. I was compelled to write a post about Christian sexual ethics largely because over the past two years I have lived in an evangelical Christian bubble know as Bible college. During my time in college, I have seen just how...

Love is the New Christian

Love is the New Christian

Jul 22, 2014

Rules are the old Christian. And by rules I mean “any rule-by-which-we-always-find-ourselves-deemed-inadequate” is the old Christian. And by old I mean since before Jesus fulfilled the law. Love is the new Christian. And by love I mean complete, unconditional acceptance, embrace, warmth — you know, all the things Jesus did, even to those...

Refuge for a Boy Called Virtue

Refuge for a Boy Called Virtue

Jul 19, 2014

They thought that he was the son of a mayor, and for that he was shot. And lived. They still shoot people a century later for such things. I’ve been watching the refugee crisis, with children from Central America at the borders with no small degree of horror. While I’m deeply disturbed by so many things that pass me by on the news, on social media...