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From the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to Queer

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  “What man doesn’t wonder about what it would be like to have sex with a man?” While dining at Cracker Barrel late one night, I asked the question of a friend. Before I could even begin to muse about my own question, Don Fulton looked at me in my eyes and declared, “I’m gay.” […]

Would Jesus March at Dallas Pride?

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The many closet doors will be closed tightly at Dallas Pride.  Behind the smiles and drunken debauchery, there will be terror about what it would mean to leave the new normal that many have developed.  Most of the participants will have told their parents and friends about their sexuality or gender, but few will have […]

The Night I Almost Took My Life

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The year was 2008.  The spring semester at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was coming to a close.  I sat alone in my room staring at my closet.  The depression was overwhelming and I didn’t know if I could take it anymore.  I tried to get help.  Professor after professor told me that my severe depression […]

Progressive Christians Often Seem to Not Give Two Shits About the Persecution, Imprisonment and Martyrdom of Fellow Christians and I Think I Know Why: A Retrospective

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  I was scanning the news a few nights ago and ran across the name of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim.  I doubt many people in our churches know the name of Ibrahim or the fact that she was sentenced to death in Sudan last week for being a Christian.  There are without a doubt components of […]

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