Church

Two Misconceptions Blocking A Way Forward

Jesus just don't like division and infighting. Jesus likes unity. It was his prayer for us. So it is incumbent upon us to do all in our power to reconcile these differences if at all possible. To do that, both "sides" are going to have to let go of a misconception.

Church · Gay Rights

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.

Church · Gay Rights

On Romans 1

Wherefore is the Therefore there for?

Church · Gay Rights

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.

Church · Worship

More Thoughts from a Weary Worship Warrior

I'm not convinced that people are "leaving x for y." But I do think that what we are doing right now isn't connecting with some people.

Church · Worship

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?