Public speaking (and especially speaking to Christian groups) is one of my favorite things in the world. It’s so much fun! I just posted three different videos of presentations I gave in the last few weeks at Christian colleges, so for those of you who might be thinking about having a speaker at your school/church/group, … Read more
Here’s a presentation on LGBT issues I did last week in Abilene, Texas, home of several Christian colleges. It’s a modified version of the “night 1” presentation I did with Ron, so if you watch both of them, you’ll hear a lot of repeated information (and repeated jokes).
In my last post, I posted a video of Ron and me speaking about the ways we agree. On our second night of presentations at Pepperdine, we talked about how we disagree on the Bible’s view of sexuality. But instead of arguing for our own positions, we decided to try a twist: Ron argued for … Read more
My friend Ron and I are two Christians with different views about what the church’s approach to homosexuality should be. Here’s a fun presentation we gave a few weeks ago at Pepperdine University (a school affiliated with the Church of Christ) about the ways we agree. (This was night 1 of two nights of presentations … Read more
…I’m going to be a guest speaker at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group on Grove City College campus. I’m kinda freaking out. In a good way. Grove City College is a conservative Christian institution. Their LGBT student group, Rainbow Bridge, has been denied official recognition and is not allowed to even put up fliers advertising … Read more
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been traveling to different colleges to talk to students and begin campus conversations about homosexuality and Christianity. At each stop, we bring together a roomful of students who disagree with each other and then try to have a respectful conversation with each other. The experiences have been fascinating, and … Read more
Yesterday was the first day of Transforming the Conversation, a new program I helped design to try to build bridges of understanding between gays and Christians (and, of course, those of us in the middle), specifically in more conservative areas where it’s most needed. The program involves going to 20 universities, mostly in the Bible … Read more