This video is fantastic. We NEED to hear more stories like this. If you have a great story to share (yours or someone else’s), send me a link!
WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT & LANGUAGE. This video of a 19-year-old being kicked out of the house (and physically assaulted) for being gay is extremely disturbing to watch/listen to, but it is the kind of story I have heard many, many, many times over the years. This is why I do what I do and the … Read more
On this blog, I write a lot about how both sides can have more gracious dialogue in the debates about homosexuality and Christianity, but I don’t often spend time making arguments for my own personal view. (Anyone can argue for a position; showing grace to your opponents is harder.) So for those of you who … Read more
As a first-time author, there are a few special moments that you never forget. Here are five that happened to me that I will cherish forever.
Everyone. This means you. It also means that person who looks nothing like you. And in that spirit, this video is worth a few moments out of your day. Often, when people spend a lot of time talking about the needs of those who are different from the majority, we dismiss them as giving in … Read more
I’ve just gotten back from speaking to a packed chapel at Malone University, and I had a blast! If you’re not familiar with Malone, it’s a Christian school in a more conservative denomination; their official view is that gay relationships are sinful. They’ve been sponsoring a series of “Worldview Forums” in which proponents of diverse … Read more
This is the truest thing I think I have ever seen about Christianese, especially in American evangelical circles. “Their language, it was new to me, but Christianese got through to me; now I can speak it fluently. I want to be a clone.” —Steve Taylor
Here’s something silly for those of you who like thinking about language, especially in light of my post yesterday about the US and the UK. 🙂
You guys, I just got back from Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s ginormous annual event. And I got to sign books with Brian McLaren, Jay Bakker, and Shane Hipps! Check it out!
Just got back from California, where I spoke at Open Door Ministries this weekend. Here’s the video, in case you’re interested! (The champagne reference at the beginning was part of a joke someone made before I came on stage.)