taking the words of Jesus seriously

Three years ago today, Red Letter Christians went live! As I’ve written the past two days (Friday and Saturday), many individuals and articles have led to our success and we wouldn’t be here today without the countless contributions, comments, and discussion.

For today I’d like to look back at those articles that sparked a nerve and a new conversation. These are pieces that drew significant traffic, debate, and discussion across the web, not just on RLC. And if some of these pieces are unfamiliar then take a few minutes to read through one or two and join the conversation…enjoy!

Love Wins: Rob Bell and the New Calvinists – by Jarrod McKenna (March 2, 2011)

Whose Death Does God Cheer? – by Jimmy Spencer Jr. (May 2, 2011 – written hours after the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed)

A Possible Compromise on the Gay Marriage Controversy – by Tony Campolo (May 31, 2011)

What if Jesus Meant All that Stuff – by Shane Claiborne (August 13, 2011)

It is Time for the American Christian Church to Surrender the Gay Marriage Fight, Apologize, and Share Love – by Ian Ebright (November 13, 2011)

Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church – by Christian Piatt (March 14, 2012)

Sexual Orientation: It’s Not a Sin – by Kathy Vestal (November 19, 2012)

The F Word – authored anonymously (March 18, 2013)

The Red Carpet Interview with Katie Davis – by Margot Starbuck (November 11, 2013 – if you don’t know Katie, she’s amazing! At 25 she’s adopted over one dozen girls and lives with them in Uganda)

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