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Disputable Matters
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Five books that are changing the evangelical discussion about LGBT Christians and the church.  ...

Sojo Stories: Matthew Vines on 'God and the Gay Christian'
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Matthew Vines took a leave of absence from his Harvard studies to explore what the Bible says about homosexuality. As a conservative evangelical Christian with a high view of scripture, Vines struggled to reco ...

Are #Christian Hashtags Rallying the Faithful or Just Luring Trolls?
Originally Posted: 11/25/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

But everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways — it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it’s a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what so ...

Gay Debate Challenges Traditional Definitions of ‘Evangelical’
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

Growing cultural acceptance of homosexuality is leading many Christians to reconsider their historic opposition. As intractable as the debate itself can be, American evangelicals nonetheless are experiencing l ...

Southern Baptists, LGBT Activists Happily Coexist, but for How Long?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2014 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

When Southern Baptists convened a national conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week to discuss issues of human sexuality, bringing conservative evangelicals and LGBT Christian activists into the same ballroom ...

Gay, Christian, and … Celibate: The Changing Face of the Homosexuality Debate
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 8:26am | Type: Blog

When Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17, her mom responded by taking her to an ex-gay ministry in Dallas. When Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17, her mom r ...

Three Reasons It Doesn’t Matter What We Think About Homosexuality
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

Though I do believe this dialogue is important, mainly because it will almost certainly lead to greater understanding and open-mindedness among the body of believers, I actually don’t think our opinion on the ...

COMMENTARY: Christianity's New Look on Gays
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Could there be a future where most American Christians support same-sex relationships? Could there be a future where most American Christians support same-sex relationships? If ...

Atonement and the Gay Christian
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Matthew Vines has done us an incredible service by writing his book God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Editor's Note: Don ...