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LGBT Inclusion Isn’t about Sex

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

It’s about human dignity and Christian community An interview with evangelical ethicist David Gushee Dr. David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics...

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GOD-TALK

Jesus in Drag

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014

Funny thing happened in church today. (Yeah, I know. Sounds like the start of a joke.) The church I frequently attend put on a nice Christmas program, with the choir singing some...

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REAL LIFE

Instant Coffee…

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014

Two spoonfuls of Maxwell House. Two packets of Sweet-n-Low. One spoonful of powdered, non-dairy creamer. And a mug that is slightly younger than my mother. Two cups. Always two...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Relationships, Flings and the “Real Thing”

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

There seems to be three kinds of environmental advocate. One kind wants to get renewable energy and choose better materials for our products and then have things go on pretty much...

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LGBT Inclusion Isn’t about Sex

LGBT Inclusion Isn’t about Sex

Dec 17, 2014

It’s about human dignity and Christian community An interview with evangelical ethicist David Gushee Dr. David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. He recently published Changing Our Mind: A call from America’s leading evangelical ethics scholar for full...

Every Story Matters

Every Story Matters

Dec 15, 2014

I’ll never forget the night I was surfing the web and came across Impact’s website: Where Faith, the Real World and Gay Life Intersect.  My mouse instinctively directed my fingers to the “Write for Us” tab located in the top far right corner of the screen. “Why not,” I thought to myself, “Maybe somebody will find my musings interesting.” Honestly, after that...

Jesus in Drag

Jesus in Drag

Dec 14, 2014

Funny thing happened in church today. (Yeah, I know. Sounds like the start of a joke.) The church I frequently attend put on a nice Christmas program, with the choir singing some of the holiday favorites, interspersed with readings about Jesus, and a good mix of worship songs that never let our minds drift too far from the theme that Jesus is at the heart of...

Penny

Penny

Dec 8, 2014

Larry Moretz shares another scene in a continuing story about his adventures in (and coming out of) an ex-gay ministry. I was floundering around like a lone fish washed ashore on a deserted island – tired of fighting crashing waves, tired of feeling defeated. I was wandering aimlessly through life asking myself existentialist questions that went unanswered. I...

Police on the Wrong Side of History. Every. Damn. Time.

Police on the Wrong Side of History. Every. Damn. Time.

Dec 6, 2014

History is replete with tyranny, violence and bloodshed. And even a quick glance reveals the brutal hand of police involved every time. Look anywhere on a map of the world, look deep, and you will find bloodshed and misery stained into the streets of civilization. The ultimate clash between the oppressive status quo, the powers that be, and the everyday citizen...

Instant Coffee…

Instant Coffee…

Dec 5, 2014

Two spoonfuls of Maxwell House. Two packets of Sweet-n-Low. One spoonful of powdered, non-dairy creamer. And a mug that is slightly younger than my mother. Two cups. Always two cups. For as long as I can remember, this was Nanny’s morning routine. She never ate much for breakfast — maybe a doughnut or a couple pieces of toast. On the weekends, she’s bake...

This Thanksgiving I was Grateful for Being White

This Thanksgiving I was Grateful for Being White

Dec 3, 2014

A few nights ago we went to bed while the news cameras captured images of smoke-filled streets, flaming cars, lurching figures, and flak jackets. I watched my twitter feed for another hour or so after that, perversely drawn to the mayhem unfolding. We awoke the next morning to updates about numbers of arrests made, cars burned, and buildings set ablaze. I...

Silent But Not Invisible

Silent But Not Invisible

Dec 2, 2014

Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is...