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Many churches are still hesitant to become inclusive communities with regard to LGBTQ persons. Repeatedly in Scripture, God’s people changed the rules in favor of love. If your church needs permission, Jesus has given you the keys. […] Read More

In the workplace, most believe everyone should have a fair chance to earn a living and provide for a family without fear of harassment or discrimination. With the high court’s new conservative majority, that could change next term. […] Read More

When our adult son told us he was gay, we knew he was made unique to God’s plan and not condemned. Our family, secular friends and some Christian friends affirmed him. Our greatest disappointment was the response of the church. […] Read More

A chasm splits the minds and hearts of many church members. The Bible is on one side; their LGBTQ loved ones on the other. That chasm, however, does not exist. Jesus has already brought both sides together. […] Read More

Signed by over 3,000 Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni, a petition asks the university to allow official LGBTQ student groups on campus. The question for Baylor officials is whether they will live by fear or by hope. […] Read More

Hamas and Islamic Jihad recently fired nearly 700 rockets from Gaza into Israel, aiming at civilian targets and killing four Israeli citizens. Such indiscriminate action does little to promote peace. […] Read More

Despite earlier gains made to desegregate schools, spurred by the Brown v. Board of Education ruling 65 years ago, many private Christian schools and even public schools have been resegregating our classrooms. […] Read More

June faced the judge to advocate for her friend, Miguel, who voluntarily returned to El Salvador. Her goal: Prevent his deportation “in absentia” so he might return one day. The judge said he was obligated to deport. And then … […] Read More

Pastoral leadership is often marked by deep loneliness, especially when ministers are passive about cultivating personal relationships. To thwart it, pastors must make a commitment to cultivating this part of their lives. […] Read More

June has spent the past two years befriending Miguel, who came to the U.S. in 2017 after a gang threatened to murder him in his home country, El Salvador. Today, she’s speaking up for Miguel in court. […] Read More