I'm excited to share with you a piece that's very close to my heart and also in line with the goal of my novel, Reoriented — which is simply to spark desperately needed dialogue about the intersection between the church and the LGBT community. This essay was graciously published yesterday morning by the very cool … Continue reading On discussing homosexuality in the church: I just want to talk for a while
Originally published on Sojourners' God's Politics blog. Millennials are the worst generation ever, a recent study by the Pew Research Center confirmed. The other generations already knew that, of course, but the study has given them new insights into what characterizes me and my fellow Millennials beyond “They freaking love Starbucks” and “They refuse to move … Continue reading Latest Sojo column: 7 Reasons God Just Might Be Psyched about the Millennial Generation
It's been a while since the last update about my first novel, REORIENTED, and I know some of you have been curious about the status of the project. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your patience through this process, and I'm pleased to announce that I do now have a few … Continue reading Hey, check out the cover of my first novel!
Comics, in general, are rarely a reliable place to turn to for great theology, and web comics — even less so. Radio Free Babylon is often pretty solid — or, at least, thought-provoking without being offensive or mindlessly reductionist — which is usually the best that one can hope for on the ol' Interwebs, where … Continue reading Web comic theology
I wanted to share my latest column on Sojourners' God's Politics blog with you. It's on the topic of the ubiquitous Christian phrase, "Love the sinner; hate the sin," and why I hate it. You'll have to click over to the main site to read the whole thing. I hate the phrase, "Love the sinner; … Continue reading Let’s focus on just trying to ‘love the sinner’ for a while
More exciting news this week: Below is the first few paragraphs of a column I wrote for God's Politics — the leading blog of Sojourners, the country's top progressive Christian media outlet. As with my BioLogos essay, you'll have to click over to the main site to read the rest of it. What you won't … Continue reading ‘Creationist’: An imprecise and ever-evolving term
I have been a big fan and supporter of BioLogos, the pro-faith-and-science foundation established by noted geneticist Francis Collins, for years, so it is with great excitement that I share the news that the organization has published an essay I wrote on its website. Although many of its authors offer great insights into history, science … Continue reading My story on BioLogos: Reflections on the ‘Non-Negotiable’ God
For those who think all Jesus ever really wanted to be was a "good moral teacher," if only it weren't for us Christians who keep insisting he was something more. For the real verse, see here. For more of my memes, including some more things Jesus never said, see God of Evolution.
My old pals at Answers in Genesis, the multi-million-dollar Kentucky-based Christian ministry that promotes young-earth creationism and the literal interpretation of the biblical book that is its namesake, made headlines last week with the launch of a barbed new billboard campaign aimed directly at atheists. First appearing in electronic form in no less high-profile a … Continue reading Thank God Answers in Genesis is wrong
A bit of accidental worship heresy during Sunday's service at our church, Bethany Evangelical Free, which is normally pretty solid doctrinally. The song in question is Todd Fields' "Let Me Sing." This never happened back when we had hymnals, now did it?