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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

We don’t like to have conversations about difficult topics in church. When done right, they can lead to refreshed ministries, deeper trust and greater opportunities for new connections and further gospel reach. […] Read More

While many churches and religious institutions refuse to affirm LGBTQ persons as fully loved and accepted by God, individual Baptists everywhere already know, understand, practice and preach God’s abundant love. […] Read More

I believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ for many reasons, including witnessing the colorful beauty and splendor at a Pride parade and listening to stories of coming out, of opening the door and emerging into a new life. […] Read More

People have used the Bible to defend slavery, bar women from ministry and rejecting acceptance of LGBTQ folks. Some may claim such views are biblical, but it doesn’t mean their Christian. We must read the Bible in context. […] Read More

“Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Not found in the Bible, the phrase is a popular, instant-judgment quip. When you use it, you’re saying you won’t love someone as God loves them or even as God loves you. […] Read More

With a difference of only 54 votes, United Methodists chose to continue to enforce its ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, placing the divided denomination at a crossroads. […] Read More

Is it time for a new movement within Christianity? Evidence seems to indicate one is already underway and will be led by the emerging generation. Here are 6 facets of what that new movement might look like. […] Read More