People Are Not Issues

One frustrating thing about following this general conference from afar is the tendency to view people as issues. They are not. People are people. Treating them as debate points strips them of their humanity and robs the conversation of grace.

Open Doors

Look, there are lots of gay relationships that are unhealthy, destructive, and sinful. But guess what? There are also a ton of straight relationships that are unhealthy, destructive, and sinful. Neither has anything to do with the orientation of the partners. Rather, it has everything to do with how those partners treat one another and how they care for that relationship.

Part III – A Different View

And it’s time we stopped worrying about who is condemned, and started working with the God that is in the business of redeeming: man and woman; Jew and Gentile; gay and straight; black, white, brown, and every other color of the rainbow.

I know this is messy. I know it is uncomfortable. It’s supposed to be. Because anything worth having is worth struggling over.

In My Solitude

Some rumination on being up in the middle of the night. Spoilers: it’s not all bad.

Some Thoughts from a Weary Worship Warrior

Is there a chip on the collective shoulders of the people who helped start these contemporary services? If I’m totally honest: probably! But it’s not a chip we put there. And if you want to help us unload that chip, maybe some grace would go further than another lecture about what we’re doing wrong?