This is what respectful disagreement looks like.

I spend a lot of time in spaces with people who disagree with me. I’m gay and an evangelical Christian, so you can imagine how that goes. Some people don’t like the “gay” part; some people don’t like the “Christian” part; some people don’t mind the “Christian” part but object to the “evangelical” part; and some people are okay … Read more…

BREAKING NEWS: Evangelical leader Dr. Tony Campolo switches position on same-sex couples.

Hey all, this is a big deal. For a long time—including in my book—I’ve pointed to Dr. Tony Campolo as an evangelical leader who knows how to love people even when he disagrees. For years, he’s preached that Christians need to do a better job of treating LGBT people with love, but he’s also continued … Read more…

My passionate 10-minute pitch for LGBT affirmation at a conservative Christian university. (VIDEO and TEXT)

Last October, a Christian university invited me to publicly explain, in ten minutes, why I disagree with their policy on LGBT students and same-sex relationships. Following that ten-minute block, I got to participate in a moderated discussion with a friend who disagrees with me (and no, it wasn’t Ron, my usual speaking partner). What resulted … Read more…

“Why is a transgender person not considered to have a mental illness?”

The website Reddit has a popular section called “Explain Like I’m Five,” or ELI5. The idea is that people ask questions about things they want to understand better, and experts or other people who do understand the topic offer answers—not literally aimed at five-year-olds, but in simple, easy-to-understand language to help anyone grasp the concept. It’s … Read more…