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Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

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  • Nuance.

    Nuance.

    The internet gives us a great opportunity to broadcast messages far and wide. But without back-and-forth and face-to-face, we lose a lot of nuance. We need the chance to say, “Did you mean…?” and “Can you clarify…?” and “Here’s how that sounded to me.” Nuanced, personal conversation allows us to refine our views and learn…

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  • A new book is coming!

    A new book is coming!

    After I wrote Torn, everyone kept asking me whether I’d write another book. My honest answer for a long time was “I don’t know.” I don’t believe in writing a book just to say you’ve written a book. With Torn, I said things that I’d been wanting to say for many years, things I believed…

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  • What’s this?

    Surprise! Something’s in the works…

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  • A white guy’s thoughts on “Get Out” and racism

    A white guy’s thoughts on “Get Out” and racism

    Even if you hate horror movies as much as I do, there are some incredibly important lessons to be learned from Jordan Peele’s film “Get Out.”

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  • The more you know…

    My 4th-grade teacher used to say, “The more you know, the more you know that you don’t know.” He was right. To this day I don’t trust people who think they know it all. By their arrogance, they reveal their ignorance.

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  • We made this monster.

    We made this monster.

    A note on how we’re all responsible for creating an unhealthy political environment.

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  • Why Christians shouldn’t point fingers.

    Why Christians shouldn’t point fingers.

    A couple of weeks ago, after the Pulse nightclub massacre, I wrote this post encouraging Christians to speak out publicly with words of sympathy and solidarity with the LGBT community. I heard from a lot of you that you did just that—and I really appreciate it. You never know how much your words may mean…

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  • The Orlando massacre: Christians, have you been silent?

    The Orlando massacre: Christians, have you been silent?

    Yesterday, the LGBT community was devastated by an attack in which over 100 people were gunned down in cold blood, 49 of them killed, all by a single shooter who hated gay people. This is not, on its surface, a story about Christians. But I’m a Christian who writes about Christian things to a Christian…

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  • Some days feel like too much.

    Days like today, it just feels like too much. Too much tragedy. Too much inhumanity. Too much indifference from people who should know better. Days like today, I feel so tempted to throw in the towel and stop trying to make things better, because it’s too much. I think of Moses, exhausted and unable to…

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  • Raw response to this morning’s Orlando shooting.

    I posted this just now on Facebook and wanted to share it here: I’ve spent the morning being devastated and speechless once again at the terror that one human being can inflict on so many others. As someone who’s lost a family member to gun violence, news like this always feels personal. But an attack…

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Newly expanded and revised for 2024!

Divided by faith and LGBTQ identity? Torn has an all-new edition with new chapters, new stories, and a new study guide to help heal the rifts.

Tired of the polarization?

Talking Across the Divide as an ebook, audiobook, and paperback

Learn about Justin’s book Talking Across the Divide, and download the free study guide!