Open and Affirming Because of the Bible

Welcome Mat

I want to start by saying that any time there are two people with opposing views concerning a third group of people, the resulting conversation will involve much audacity, hubris and privilege. That I am given a platform to speak here is a sign of that privilege, and I hope to be a good steward of it. For all the …

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Open? Yes! Affirming? No.

I’ve been running into a lot of comments from friends across the blogosphere lately, revolving around the issue of how …

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A Visit To Occupy Washington D.C.: Some Thoughts on Violence and Nonviolence

My son and I were in Washington, D.C. on November 20th to attend the “Super Vigil” for a just and …

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Preacher or False Prophet

My first job in a church was as a music minister. I loved the senior pastor I served with, as …

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Prophetic Pepper Spray, Suffering, and the Revolutionary Kingdom: UC Davis and #OccupyWallStreet

Suffering.  Not something that is glorified in itself in Scripture, but the glory is in the cause suffered for. Suffering, …

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I’m Thankful for My Government

It might seem strange to say, but I’m thankful for my government. I’m not necessarily talking about the politicians in …

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The Girl Who Cried Wolf, and Other Myths

You can’t go online lately without hearing about hearing about Herman Cain and the allegations of sexual harassment haunting his …

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