Christians disagree on many things: How should we interpret Paul’s comments on gender roles? Is the Adam & Eve account history or metaphor? What is the “unforgivable sin”? Which biblical rules apply to us today, and which ones are cultural? But with all the places we may disagree, one thing in the Bible is indisputable: Jesus … Read more
CNN asked me for my feelings as a gay Christian about the death of Fred Phelps, the notoriously anti-gay preacher famous for the phrase “God hates fags.” Here’s what I said. The words and actions of Fred Phelps have hurt countless people. As a Christian, I’m angry about that, and I’m angry about how he … Read more
Imagine this scenario, if you will… It’s little Sara’s birthday, and she’s overjoyed to unwrap a present and discover a brand new pair of shiny roller skates, just like the ones she’s been eyeing in the store for months. With an excited shriek, she runs straight out to the sidewalk in front of her home … Read more
I have two friends—let’s call them Charlie and Stuart—who don’t get along. They are both really awesome guys. I enjoy hanging out with both of them. They’re both well-liked, and they both get along with my other friends. But put them in the same room together, and you can almost feel the temperature of the … Read more
Are Christians bad tippers? Sometimes. And boy does it hurt the reputation of the church.
A Facebook friend of mine just posted a political graphic to his wall. It’s a snarky, mean-spirited photo that takes a stand on a particularly divisive issue and makes fun of those on the other side. Guess what. I’m on the other side. And this graphic is WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG. It’s so wrong. … Read more
Yesterday, I wrote a silly, fun post, and we had a good chuckle about dumb signs. Today, though, as Mrs. Potato Head might say, I’m putting on my angry eyes. I just finished reading blogger Jared Wilson’s response to a controversy that an earlier blog post of his sparked in the Christian blogosphere. I’ll leave … Read more
A thought for today. Ultimately, I believe that Christianity is about one central thing: the enormity of the grace of God. That’s really what it’s about, right? That grace is why Jesus came, what he preached, and why he went to the Cross; it’s why God loves us in spite of our sins; it’s why … Read more