Alan Chambers, former long-time Director of Exodus International, speaks in this episode about his struggle with his own sexual orientation, a love-hate relationship with church and his eventual closure of the once-notorious "Conversion Therapy" organization. Chambers headed the Christian-based … Read more about Alan Chamber’s Exodus from Religious Slavery
If you listened last week, we talked it up with Hell's Kitchen's own Portia Sabin, daughter of an actor and casting director who set out on her own to, oh, I dunno...get a PhD in cultural anthropology from Columbia, start a management company, tour the country with her own band and then take over … Read more about Kill rock Star’s Portia Sabin on How the Music Biz Ticks
Well, the crew is back together in sunny Oregon after various trips to the east coast. They pick up right where they left off. Christian complains about Bagel Thins (“They’re really just less convenient bread…) and the ridiculous economics of eggs. Andy shares the ethics of his becoming a … Read more about Jonathan Merritt, Bagel Thins, and Social Media No-Nos
Tripp has made it clear on several podcasts that he became unwilling to raise his kids in a church where this was even a question or issue. When my friend Rachel wrote this, I asked her if I could cross-post it here. Why some are choosing to stay in The United Methodist Church... by Rachel … Read more about A Mother’s Lament
"Is the internet for women and gays?" may seem like at odd question at first - but there is a story behind it. I am coming at the question as a researcher. I am doing research design at UCLA right now in preparation for my dissertation next year. One of the research questions is in relation to … Read more about Is the Internet for Women and Gays?
Recently I was reading an article by Richard A. Muller called “The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic” in the NY Times. Muller is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of “Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines.” Muller begins … Read more about People Do Change Their Minds
I have been asked by several of my evangelical friends to both explain my position and help them to approach this conversation in a way that does not require them to disregard the Bible that they so value. I will do this as directly and effectively as I can without being dismissive. If I am too … Read more about An Evangelical Support for Same-Sex Marriage
Two weeks ago I got to sit down with Diana Butler Bass and ask her about everything from her new book’s title Christianity After Religion to the Methodist tradition and why Evangelical young people are 30 years behind. It was a blast! [you can hear the audio here] At the end of the hour, the … Read more about Defending Diana Butler Bass and those non-human animals
Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God's law unto the heathens and the sodomites. We call upon all Christians to join the crusade against Long John Silver's and Red … Read more about God Hates Shrimp!