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Why I Shared My Sexuality Story
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

I shared my sexuality story chiefly because, as L’Engle says, vulnerability is one of the essential ingredients to being alive. And, I would add, to being human. “When we were ...

A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

For those of us who see the dissolution of imperialist Christianity as both a matter of justice and an opportunity for Christianity’s empire-shaking, subversive potential to be more fully realized, this is, in ...

White People Need a Non-White Jesus
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

If our modern Jesus is only white, then we miss who Jesus really was and is today. In the wake of Megyn Kelly’s statement that “Jesus was a white man,” critics have quickly and un ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Last week, a controversy erupted over Twitter when it came to light that a prominent evangelical conference with 110 speakers only had four women on stage. Last week, a controvers ...

Christian Leaders Respond to DOMA Decision
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

“DOMA is dead.” “DOMA is dead.” Such were the chants heard outside the United States Supreme Court yesterday when it was announced that the highest judicial body in the nation ...

A New Way of Being Christian in the Public Square
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Christian Millennials are now coming of age and recognizing the flawed strategies and broken agendas embraced by their forebears. They've seen how the religious right (and the religious left, for that ma ...

'Jim Wallis Loves His Enemies' (With a Little Help From His Friends)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

When a Fox News pundit who has helped force the resignation of White House advisers is promising he'll be <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/15/in-spite-of-glenn-becks-new-threats-my-invitation ...

'The Three Most Important Issues'?: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Wrong
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/11/24/affirming-the-footnotes-what-the-manhattan-declaration-gets-right/">As I said in my previous post</a>, I can find things to applaud in the recent ...

Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">Manhattan Declaration</a>, and although I noticed th ...

The Two Futures Project: Who Would Jesus Bomb?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In light of <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/05/us-afghanistan-civilian-deaths-coalition-bombing">headlines that dozens of kids and families were killed in US bombings of Afgh ...

Evangelicals Need to Love Gay People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Jonathan Merritt may be the most courageous Southern Baptist in America this week for his <a href="http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/04/an-evangelicals-plea-love-the-sinner.html#more"><em& ...