In Episode 9 of Unfolded, the illustrious Dave Harrity reflects on relationships, marriage, love, awkwardness, pride and compassion in his poetic story entitled Through The Motions. And, as always, Matt Barlow shines on the 1's and 2's. Dave Harrity is an author and teacher from Louisville … Read more about Unfolded Episode 9 – Through The Motions
Blogging is a fascinating way to interact with people over an issue or topic. Once in while a blog will unexpectedly come back to life after months of lying dormant. It usually happens when A) somebody references it month later B) when the topic hits the news again. The dying embers leap back to … Read more about Homosexuality: the difference between TV and Greek Tragedy
Rob Bell, among others, has come out as open to Same Sex Marriage (SSM) - but not everyone is on-board with it. David Fitch (with a Canadian connection) posted this: Who is Rob Bell speaking for/to in affirming gay marriage? His (former) church? Christians at large? The press? Culture … Read more about Rob Bell is Gay Affirming but not everyone is happy about it
- by Bo Sanders Normally I try to be as generous, welcoming and irenic as possible. One of my favorite slogans actually comes from my venerable partner Tripp Fuller at Big Tent 1 when he said that the ‘tent’ should be big enough for every former incarnation of ourself ... but I was never a … Read more about The Pornography of Fundamentalism
Trayvon Martin, Creation Ex Nihilo, Rachel Held Evans, & a Violent God: Why the Short Story is a Violent One
It has been quite a contentious week for God on the internet! Here is a quick snapshot: This week the parents of Trayvon Martin rejected the apology from George Zimmerman. According to CBS News: The parents of Trayvon Martin say they have a hard time accepting George Zimmerman's nationally … Read more about Trayvon Martin, Creation Ex Nihilo, Rachel Held Evans, & a Violent God: Why the Short Story is a Violent One
In last week’s TNT episode, Tripp and I spend the first half hour talking about marriage and the church. I learned early on in ministry to ask a simple question: If I as an ordained minister perform a wedding ceremony for a couple, but they have not secured a license from the state, then when I … Read more about The Church and State are Married in a Civil Union
This past Monday I caught wind of a cooky Southern preacher who preached about a plan to exterminate lesbians, queers and homosexuals. I hear a lot of chatter about this kind of thing so I hoped it would just go away. By Tuesday night this North Carolina pastor was showing up all over … Read more about Is this even Christianity?
In recent weeks both Tim Tebow and Marc Driscoll have been hot button topics of conversation in my circles. The whole thing peaked this week when Tebow was knocked out of the playoffs and Driscol was interviewed on a popular British radio show. In the Driscoll interview (he was going after the … Read more about Jesus loves you … some more than others?