Questions from Christians #2: “Why do gay people want to redefine marriage? What’s their real goal?”

Part 2 in my series of questions Christians ask about gay people. (The image is of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, the first same-sex couple to legally marry in San Francisco. At the time of their civil marriage, they had been together for more than 50 years.) First, let’s get four things out of the … Read more…

C.S. Lewis on civil marriage vs. church marriage.

As we wait for a Supreme Court ruling about marriage, I’m thinking about one of my favorite quotes from Christian author C.S. Lewis. Lewis was very opposed to divorce, and in his book Mere Christianity, he argued that Christians shouldn’t consider divorce an option. But then he said this: Before leaving the question of divorce, I … Read more…

Questions from Christians #1: “Doesn’t the Bible say it’s a sin to be gay?”

This is by far the most common question I get about faith and sexuality. It’s a huge, complicated question, but people always want a short, simple answer. You want short? Okay, here goes. Question: Doesn’t the Bible say it’s a sin to be gay? Short Answer: No. That’s the most concise answer I can give. … Read more…

Audio My, but this was a fun interview. On this week’s podcast (and yes, my GCN Radio podcast has officially moved to Wednesdays!), I interviewed Lillian Daniel, pastor, HuffPost blogger, and author of When “Spiritual But Not Religious” Is Not Enough. We joked around, and she made me laugh multiple times, but I also got to … Read more…

Invisible.

One of my all-time favorite TV shows was the workplace comedy Better Off Ted—which is probably the worst name I’ve ever seen for such a funny show. (Until I actually saw the show, I mistakenly imagined it was about dead people, like Dead Like Me or Pushing Daisies. It’s not.) Better Off Ted was a … Read more…