Month: May 2016

Christian Rocker Comes Out: An Interview with Everyday Sunday’s Trey Pearson

948 SharesShare946TweetPin2Share+1RedditEmailAbout 10 years ago, I met Trey Pearson at a concert where his band, Everyday Sunday, was touring with Skillet. All these years later, Trey has now sold hundreds of thousands of albums, had multiple number one singles, and toured all around the world as part of the Christian music scene. And today, Trey publicly …

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5 Reasons Why More Christians Are Becoming LGBTQ Affirming

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin21Share+1RedditEmail If one follows the news they’d see that many major Christian denominations are split over LGBTQ inclusion. As I have followed these developments, one observation that has stood out in my mind is that the division over LGBTQ inclusion is a recent development, historically speaking. This means one thing: the movement to include and …

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What I Teach My Teenage Daughter In Response To Her School’s Sexist Dress Code

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Before my 14 year old daughter left for school this morning she came out of her room and asked, “Do you think I’ll get dress coded for this?” My response to her was far different than I had once imagined it would be. I remember the old me saying things like, “If I have …

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No, This Isn’t All Part Of God’s Plan (So Let’s Stop Blaming It On Him)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Lately I’ve been thinking about life. A lot. I’ve also been thinking about the the line we tell people when they’re going through sad chapters in life: “Well, this is all part of God’s plan.” But is it, really? Is all this part of God’s plan? Looking back at the times people have said …

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Why Matthew 18 (Usually) Does Not Apply When Challenging Dangerous Religious Leaders

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail It’s true– I’ve publicly and strongly disagreed with some well-known Christian leaders. It’s also true that some of them have very publicly disagreed with me. In those exchanges however, I will frequently find some voices on the internet posing this question: “Did you go and talk to them privately first as instructed by Matthew …

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The Serious Problems With Using Ecclesiastes 3 To Justify Christian Support of War & Violence

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I’ve heard a lot of reasoning over the years regarding Christian support of things like war, violence, and gun slinging. I’ve seen the Bible bent into a giant pretzel, watched folks do theological gymnastics, and I’ve seen the teachings of Jesus on the matter outright dismissed– over, and over again. I thought I had addressed all …

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John MacArthur: The People of the Hispanic World “Don’t Know Christ.”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail John MacArthur, the Calvinist teacher who previously argued Christian parents should turn their gay children “over to Satan,” has some new thoughts on who is in and who is out: and most Hispanics don’t make the cut. In the lead up to a conference later this month in the Dominican Republic, John MacArthur has …

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10 Ways To Love Yourself Better (So That You’ll Be Able To Love Others Better)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail The other day I wrote a post about why the second greatest commandment presupposes we love ourselves, in addition to loving others. I have been pondering tangible ways to take this from the theoretical to the practical, and thus have compiled 10 suggestions as to how we can better love ourselves, so that we …

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