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Not a Parody: #BlackTransLivesMatter

August 31, 2015

Why truncate and Balkanize a movement, prioritizing who “matters,” just to bring attention to those black lives on the extreme margins of black America while forsaking the overwhelming majority of black lives?

Brian Barcelona, One Voice Student Missions gathering in California. 
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Stop Trying to “Attract” Youth. Go To Them.

August 10, 2015

Who is launching crusades in America where 90 percent of the attendees are under 18 and have never been saved by Jesus Christ?

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Evangelical Focus on the Smart, Young & Beautiful?

July 31, 2015

In recent years there’s been much understandable and laudable Evangelical conversation about expanding Christianity’s reach to attract diverse demographics through creative branding, especially but not exclusively Millennials. These exertions have led to rhetorical, liturgical…

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Frank Schaefer Celebrates Pride Inter-Faith Service

July 14, 2015

Self-identified “Christian agnostic” Frank Schaefer, the United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating a same-sex wedding and reinstated on a technicality, remains in defiance of the UMC Book of Discipline. He blogged about his participation in…

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Wheaton’s Julie Rodgers Resigns, “Evolving” on Same-Sex Relationships

July 14, 2015

Wheaton’s Fall 2014 hire Julie Rodgers, a “gay celibate Christian,” has resigned from her post amid shifting views on same-sex relationships.

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Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Gay Marriage Decision

July 7, 2015

LGBT-affirming churches are openly celebrating the gay marriage decision as a gift from God. What impact will this have on faithful churches in a post-Obergefell v. Hodges world?

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Of Courts and Churches

July 2, 2015

The logic employed by the Court to justify gay marriage strongly resembles that of Church figures who do the same. Is this a fluke? Or are they using the same playbook?

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LGBT Episcopalians Celebrate “Disordering Our Boundaries”

June 30, 2015

LGBT Episcopalians marked 40 years of advocacy during a Eucharist characterized by inclusive language, liturgical innovations and prayers for “disordering our boundaries and releasing our desires.”

Tony Campolo of Eastern University speaks at a 2009 press conference calling for protected status for transgender persons sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. (Photo: Jeff Walton / IRD)

Tony Campolo and David Neff: From Evangelical Left to Post Evangelical?

June 11, 2015

Can Evangelicals who are liberal politically continue to affirm orthodox Christian teaching about marriage and sex?

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“Reconciling” Conference Demands Abandonment of Historic Biblical Teaching

May 19, 2015

Speakers at a Reconciling Ministries Network conference in Florida attempt to connect LGBT advocacy with the mission of the civil rights movement.

The Baptism of the Eunuch. Rembrandt. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The False Gospel of Gender Diversity

May 12, 2015

In a recent conversation with a friend, we discussed a First Things piece by the Editor, Mr. Reno. He was not opposed to homosexual activity, marriage, or adoption and argued that the position espoused by…

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Union Seminary’s Hard Core Holy Week

March 30, 2015

Forget waving palms and foot washing. Union Theological Seminary is re-styling Holy Week as “The Holy Week of Resistance.”