What I Am Affirming

This week I had a great conversation with a friend who has been working to create space in Evangelical churches for LGBTQ folks. In the course of the conversation he expressed his concerns over the language of “affirming.” Specifically, he did not want to be in the place of pronouncing moral affirmation over anyone–straight or […]

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Modern Patriarchy

That moment when… you throw out something in a blog post that is completely untrue. In my post on Patriarchy and Homosexuality this past Saturday I wrote: Patriarchy is a system that nobody today agrees with or lives by. I had so many good intentions with that one. I wanted to have a little Kumbaya […]

Around 12,000 people participate of the inauguration ceremony of the Christian Fraternity of Guatemala evangelic church in San Cristobal, municipality of Mixco, south of Guatemala City, 27 May 2007. The building is called Mega Frater and introduces a new model of Latin American churches.   AFP PHOTO / Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images) (Newscom TagID: afplivetwo097767.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

For the Beauty

It’s no secret that there has been a surge toward liturgical traditions among Evangelicals. Some have opted into the Episcopal church, those who want to maintain the conservative theology go Anglican. And even folks who aren’t interested in jumping denominations are often incorporating liturgy more thoughtfully, or engaging in a range of spiritual practices that […]


Were You There? Liturgy After Charleston

At The Table we use Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals as the structure for our service. The readings, song, and litany could not have been better for a day in which the church must lead its people, not only in mourning, but in confessing the racism that continues to infect us. For today, […]