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When Violent Bigots Meet

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This is not about Islam. I know too many Muslims to fall for that trick. This is about the consequences of unrestrained bigotry. Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative are bigots in every sense of the word. Today in Garland, Texas, the bigots hosted a “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” as a […]

Why I am an Evangelical that Supports Marriage Equality…

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If Jesus does not support marriage equality, then the Jesus that evangelicals taught me about is not the real Jesus.  In my preschool years, we sang of a God that loved the world.  In my young adult years, we talked about loving our neighbors as our self.  In my education at the Southern Baptist Theological […]

The Death in Ferguson

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“Love is going to fuck you up.”  The ominous words rang out from a woman standing on the street corner.  Pointing at me, the woman declared, “You are going to have to die before you can love anybody here.”  I knew she was right.  The Prophetess of Ferguson reminded me of all the times I […]

Prayer for Racial Reconciliation and Justice at Cathedral of Hope

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We are a church…we are a congregation forged out of oppression and marginalization.  This is a church that is no stranger to violence.  Many of you have experienced violence in your own lives…and against your own persons.  The death of Michael Brown and the events that have followed in Ferguson, Missouri have reminded us that […]

A Love Letter to Mark Driscoll

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  *Mark Driscoll is the Founding Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington.   Mark,   I was 12.  I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me.   I prayed and prayed.  I walked down the aisle multiple times.  I felt no assurance that I was truly a follower of Jesus and I couldn’t figure out why.   […]

The Push of the Ashes: A Manifesto of Defiance for Clergy Colleagues

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  The words of ash and dust on this day are intended to usher us into a space of mourning and repentance toward God…but who is placing the ashes on our churches?  The churches that dot our landscapes have become consistently consistent at discarding the least of these for a false sense of unity.  The […]

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