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Boycott the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship! // Uncensored

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*There were some concerns from the folks at the CBF about my first posting of this post that led to some censorship.  In response, I wanted to make sure that I published the uncensored extended version here. “Our church voted to leave the Southern Baptist Convention this past Sunday.” Overhearing Charlie’s comment, I immediately replied, […]

“With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?” : A List of Christian Denominations that Still Discriminate against LGBTQ Persons

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With celebration of the Supreme Court of the United States’ recent marriage equality decision sweeping the nation, I thought now would be a good time to examine where Christian denominations are at on LGBTQ issues. When I decided to compile a list of denominations that discriminate (based primarily on ordination, marriage and a variety of […]

Killing Jesus and Saving the Church: A Holy Week Manifesto

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I don’t really like going to church. There are some ministers who love the mystery and majesty of it all no matter what. Not me. I am so tired of the modern presentation of Jesus that I have mentally and spiritually dropped out. Week after week, church leaders use their pulpits to demand more money […]

I AM the Light of the World: Connecting Queerly with the Gospel of John at Living Faith Covenant Church

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  Queer Theology goes beyond identity.  Queer Theology seeks to affirm people for who God has created them to be.  So often we give categories and identities to provide description for who we are.  We forget that we were created in the image of God and that the core of us is that dear image.  […]

A Lesbian is Murdered and Nobody Cares…

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  “Lesbian Murdered.”  What if that was all the news headlines said?  I have a feeling that most of the progressive community would be up in arms and ready to fight.  There would be petitions and rallies demanding action.  We would invoke the name of God and whatever else we could get a hold of […]

Coconspirators in Uganda’s Recent Homophobic Bill: Mainline Christians

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  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill today that gives a penalty of life in prison for many homosexual sexual acts.  Despite the homophobic policies in their own denominations, the reaction from the mainline Christian world has been swift.  Some of the mainline folks I have read have consistently spoken very nasty of President […]

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