A tale of two conversations

Let’s be honest. Yesterday’s Q conference got off to a rocky start—particularly for those from marginalized communities. Q is one of the few Christian conferences I genuinely like going to. It has none of the flash of Catalyst. It’s not a heavy-handed sales pitch disguised as a conference. You can actually interact with presenters. (One of the … Continue reading A tale of two conversations

#ERLC2014 and the pursuit of truth

Last week’s Southern Baptist conference on homosexuality did not include any pro-gay speakers. There were some who identified as “ex-gay” or “celibate”—though it should be noted not all of them prefer this terminology. As for “Side A” Christians, Justin Lee was there. Matthew Vines was there. But neither were given stage time. In some respects, this is not a big deal. The lack of … Continue reading #ERLC2014 and the pursuit of truth

God and the Gay Christian: 6 highlights from the @Patheos live chat

Yesterday Patheos hosted a live chat for Matthew Vine’s new book God and the Gay Christian, featuring Matthew, Rachel Held Evans, Tony Jones, and, occasionally, Jay Bakker. (No live chat is complete without a few technical hiccups.) I haven’t read the book yet; it’s in my to-read pile. But I listened in on their lunchtime conversation, which is … Continue reading God and the Gay Christian: 6 highlights from the @Patheos live chat

4 things you should consider about World Vision’s policy change

Update: Since this post was first published, World Vision has reversed their decision to allow people in same-sex marriages to work there. As the debate continues over the announcement that World Vision will no longer fire someone for being in a same-sex marriage, here are a few things I’d like to share for your consideration. I … Continue reading 4 things you should consider about World Vision’s policy change

Seriously, Kansas?

With same-sex marriage advancing faster than anyone expected, you might wonder what the LGBT community has to complain about anymore. The grand prize, marriage equality nationwide, is almost within reach. Surely the country has entered some kind of “post-homophobic” era. Right. Just like the election of Barack Obama ushered in a “post-racial” era. Reality is … Continue reading Seriously, Kansas?