"In a world where it’s often said that things are going down the tube because of rampant sin, could it be that the one sin actually getting in the way of our mission is the sin of religious judgmentalism?" I love this post by Benjamin L. Corey at Formerly Fundie, and I am honored to share … Continue reading The Uniqueness of the Sin of Religious Judgmentalism
Vicky Beeching is in trouble. She is a popular Christian singer and, after living in the closet for more than 20 years, she has come out as gay. She is now under attack by many of those who used to adore her, and who still sing her songs every Sunday morning. She is hurt and … Continue reading How Can You Still Love The Church?
"If you asked any Christian before the birth of the modern era and the Enlightenment, 'what is the foundation of Christianity?', they would say 'Jesus Christ.' If you asked many Christians that same question today in the post-Enlightenment world, they would respond, 'the Bible.'" - Gungor Perhaps you heard about the latest brouhaha over Gungor's nonliteral … Continue reading Gungor Fan?? REAL Faith, Not Dogma
Title IX protection of transgender students on college campuses is clashing with Christian colleges' right to religious expression. What to do? How do we accommodate trans students and protect these colleges' values? It's a huge question, and it's not going away. This Huffington Post piece gives an overview of the battle in many university campuses, including George Fox, … Continue reading What Are Biblical Values?
“Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and you crack that wrist. Man up! Give him a good punch.” - Pastor Sean Harris, Berean Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC Yup, that’ll teach ‘em, especially because nothing says “my son is gay” like a limp wrist. Dennis Leatherman, Pastor … Continue reading More Dangerous than Westboro’s Phelps? Oh Yes!
Are you getting a little tired of people pulling out scripture to entrap you, tell you how wrong you are, and tell you to change? I am! I'm tired of people doing it to me, and I'm tired of them doing it to you. Jesus is tired of it too, and I'll tell you why. Only … Continue reading Beware of Flying Scripture
"Let me begin by begging your forgiveness for the way you have been mistreated..." Wonderful readers, I share this pastor's letter which resonates with my heart, echoing my ongoing blogs, showing us Jesus' love. Please enjoy and take great courage from pastors like this -- and there are plenty of them! - Susan An open … Continue reading An Affirming Pastor’s Letter to GLBT Christians