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Wesley Seminary Students Commemorate “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

November 19, 2015

During the communion liturgy, a Wesley Seminary Professor gave thanks to “O Father and Mother, creator of all things old, new and in transition.”

Caitlyn Jenner Renaming Ceremony

Caitlyn Jenner’s “Renaming” Ceremony

October 5, 2015

Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner found religion in a re-naming ceremony presided over by a Washington, D.C.-based transgender activist and Baptist pastor.

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A Millennial’s Take on Godly Civil Disobedience

September 29, 2015

Was Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses on the grounds that granting them to gay couples violated her personal faith, in the right?

The audience takes part in an opening prayer at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."  (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)

Is Theology or Demography Killing the PCUSA?

September 25, 2015

Global Presbyterian denominations continue to distance themselves from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in response to actions of its General Assembly to permit the ordination of practicing homosexuals and to redefine Christian marriage to allow same-sex weddings.

Engaging on Marriage

Engaging the World after the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

September 13, 2015

The moral duty to defend and advance the truth has not changed, nor can we expect that efforts to advance the truth about sex and marriage will be fruitless in persuading people, and perhaps ultimately successful with society at large and the law.


How Many Gay Marriages?

September 10, 2015

The campaign for “marriage equality” rarely, if ever, considered how many homosexuals wanted to get hitched in the first place.


The Messy, Meaningful Kentucky Clerk Debacle

September 3, 2015

In this new world that we live, how can government responsibly ensure government employees and officials do their jobs while also accommodating their religious convictions?


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?


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…

Frank Schaefer

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.