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Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

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  • 5 secrets I didn’t know about the publishing world.

    5 secrets I didn’t know about the publishing world.

    To publishers and authors these aren’t secrets, but before I wrote my first book, I didn’t know any of this.

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  • Two roads diverged in a wood. Of… publishers. Or something. Okay, this title isn’t really working out.

    Two roads diverged in a wood. Of… publishers. Or something. Okay, this title isn’t really working out.

    Traditional publishing or self-publishing? This is the question that faces many first-time authors. There are pros and cons to each.

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  • Dealing with death as Christians.

    This week, a very close friend of mine passed away. His name was Brian. For the better part of seven years, he co-hosted a podcast with me. He was a gentle soul and a committed Christian. Brian had dealt with serious health problems his entire life, but his death was unexpected, and it left his friends…

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  • “But I believe sexual immorality is wrong!” “Um… me too.”

    In my work, I get to talk to a lot of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Christians every day. I get to hear about their faith, their joys, and also their biggest frustrations. Today, I’d like to talk about one of the most common frustrations I hear from them over and over again. When…

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  • Heads, I win; tails, you lose: 5 spiritual flip-flops Christians must avoid.

    Remember the other day, when I wrote about Trendianity, Christianity’s copycat cousin? One way you can distinguish the two is when a disagreement arises. Genuine, gospel-focused Christianity should lead us to be gracious in disagreement (Romans 14). In some situations, that means agreeing to disagree, while in others, we may be called to take a…

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  • Finding the balance.

    Handling disagreements can be tricky. You know what’s trickier? When the two sides don’t even agree about whether it matters. For instance, this weekend, I read an article about Christian views of Halloween. The article pointed out that many Christians don’t celebrate Halloween, viewing it as something linked to Satan and the occult. (The church…

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  • Rectangle full of lights.

    This is what my day feels like. From the popular (and often brilliant) internet comic xkcd.

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  • Justin makes a BIG announcement!

    At the time of this 2011 blog post, I was known for my nonprofit work, not my writing. This was the post where I first announced I had a book on the way.

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  • Nuance ≠ relativism.

    I was just quoted in the Christian Post for an article about the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s ordination of their first openly gay minister since changing their policy to allow partnered gay clergy. I was pleased to see that the CP got my point about the importance of nuance and listening to both sides on this…

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  • Trendianity.


    When I wrote this post back in 2011, I had no idea how this narrative would grow. But grow it did. A fake form of Christianity is taking over the church, one based on the trendy views and issues of the day instead of the gospel.

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