On discussing homosexuality in the church: I just want to talk for a while

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

Latest Sojo column: 7 Reasons God Just Might Be Psyched about the Millennial Generation

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

Let’s focus on just trying to ‘love the sinner’ for a while

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

My story on BioLogos: Reflections on the ‘Non-Negotiable’ God

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

Thank God Answers in Genesis is wrong

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