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Category: curiosity

A little wisdom ...

I just finished reading an Arthur Brooks column in the Atlantic. Gorgeous words. Here is a little excerpt I want to share with you: You will notice that all of the modern untruths I’ve identified have one big thing in common: They say you should focus on yourself—your future, your career, your discomfort, your truth. […]

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Where have all the young people gone?

60% of Americans under the age of 30 who leave the church leave because of the church's anti-LGBTQ messages. SIXTY PERCENT! Churches who maintain their oppositional stance toward full affirmation and inclusion of gay people into their life and leadership are going to face very hard choices in the future. The data tells us that […]

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Please come ...

Have you ever asked any of these questions: Can I be a Christian and affirming of my LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors? Can I love my gay child and still go to church? I'm gay - What does God think about me? Where does most homophobia originate? What specific Bible verses do people use to "clobber" […]

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The Bible as a weapon ...

I have been thinking lately about how humans use the Bible - the ancient, timeless text meant to teach us about God's redemptive plan for the universe, culminating in the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. I have been thinking about how we use the Bible as a weapon. I am getting […]

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Unclobber thyself ...

When I was pondering whether or not to officiate a same-sex wedding that I knew would cost me my position at my church, I read every book I could on the topic. I focused on authors and pastors and scholars who did the biblical, sociological, psychological, cultural, anthropologic work. I was not interested in mere […]

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Curiosity ...

When I resigned from my job over a year ago, one thing that struck me was how few people were curious about my process, my learning, my sense of conviction that led to my resignation. It was a rare person who asked me a question that stemmed from a desire to understand me. What have […]

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