I grew up in the Buckle of the Bible Belt, and although I was raised in a Pentecostal church, the Baptists and Methodists really held the corner market on religion. Being raised with kids who generally believed the same thing as me made life easy…and fairly boring. Except for one seemingly random Wednesday in 7th […]
Jesus taught us how to #resist. Jesus was a revolutionary who stood against the status quo of the Church and politics.
There were barstools instead of pews, and bartenders standing in for ushers. Nonetheless, I recognized the feeling permeating the club…
Brandi Burgess, daughter of conservative Christian radio host, Rick Burgess, is gay. And her father’s response is heart-breaking.
If we compare the incredible faith of LGBT people who desperately want into the church – people who ache to worship God, to contribute to Christian community, to invite others in – versus those who use their power and status to make sure faithful LBGTQ people remain outside of Christian fellowship, which group is doing the will of our Lord?
At the age of twenty, I had all the answers. I remember judging a family member’s addiction, a classmate’s smoking problem, and being shocked that an unmarried girl in our program got pregnant. She was quickly expelled. It was the only right thing to do.
In those days, grace was cut and dried.