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 … Read more
Growing up, I thought Christians should demonstrate our faith by what we didn’t do: Don’t watch certain movies; don’t engage in certain behaviors; don’t hang out in certain places. But now, I think that’s wrong. Above all else, Christians should be known for the things we do. We should spend our energy fighting racism (even if … Read more
I spend a lot of time in spaces with people who disagree with me. I’m gay and an evangelical Christian, so you can imagine how that goes. Some people don’t like the “gay” part; some people don’t like the “Christian” part; some people don’t mind the “Christian” part but object to the “evangelical” part; and some people are okay … Read more
Stop Comparing Your Lust to My Sexual Orientation – OnFaith This piece by Matthias Roberts is exactly right. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
One of my favorite moments from Seinfeld is in an episode where Elaine discovers that her boyfriend David Puddy is listening to Christian music in the car. She’s intrigued by this, so she begins a conversation with him: ELAINE: Do you believe in God? DAVID: Yes. ELAINE: Oh! So you’re pretty religious. DAVID: That’s right. … Read more
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
A reader asks what I think a Christian perspective on being transgender should be. I think the answer is simple—even though the question is complicated.
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 sheltered Christian kid, what I thought “homosexuality” meant was really different from what it actually means. Here’s what I wish I’d understood—because it would have changed how I felt about gay people.
Every year around this time, I hear the same Christmas myths over and over, repeated by people who honestly believe them. They show up in my Facebook feed, in conversations with friends, and in public discourse. So let’s put these 6 myths to rest, shall we? Myth #1: According to the Bible, baby Jesus was … Read more