And here’s a presentation I did last week in Abilene, Texas, home of several Christian colleges. It’s a modified version of the “night 1” presentation I did with Ron (see below), so if you watch both of them, you’ll hear a lot of repeated information (and repeated jokes).

In my last post, I posted a video of Ron and me speaking about the ways we agree. On our second night of presentations at Pepperdine, we talked about how we disagree on the Bible’s view of sexuality. But instead of arguing for our own positions, we decided to try a twist: Ron argued for … Read more…

My friend Ron and I are two Christians with different views about what the church’s approach to homosexuality should be. Here’s a fun presentation we gave a few weeks ago at Pepperdine University (a school affiliated with the Church of Christ) about the ways we agree. (This was night 1 of two nights of presentations … Read more…

Coming soon to a college/city near you!

Hey guys! Here’s my speaking schedule for the next few weeks; come by and see me if you’re in the area! Mar 14-15 Newberg, Oregon (with Jennifer Knapp)Mar 26-27 Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, Virginia)Mar 28-29 Canton, Ohio (at New Vision UCC)Apr 10       Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California)Apr 11-12 Pepperdine University (Malibu, California)Apr 17-18 Purdue … Read more…

On Tuesday…

…I’m going to be a guest speaker at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group on Grove City College campus. I’m kinda freaking out. In a good way. Grove City College is a conservative Christian institution. Their LGBT student group, Rainbow Bridge, has been denied official recognition and is not allowed to even put up … Read more…

Are Christians not interested in dialogue?

An interesting pattern has been emerging lately in the college events I’ve been overseeing. Conservative Christians aren’t showing up. At each campus, I’ve been giving one presentation just for the campus LGBT community and their friends, but the day before that, each campus hosts a “dialogue” event, designed to bring people on both … Read more…

Some disagreements are too important to debate.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been traveling to different colleges to talk to students and begin campus conversations about homosexuality and Christianity. At each stop, we bring together a roomful of students who disagree with each other and then try to have a respectful conversation with each other. The experiences have been fascinating, … Read more…

A quick update.

I’m on my way back home from Mississippi today, where I just helped coordinate some more campus conversations about Christianity and homosexuality. These went swimmingly! We were able to disagree respectfully, we all learned things, and there was absolutely no shouting on either side. Woohoo! Meanwhile, I’ve been so excited to see the many … Read more…