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 […]

St Peter and Cornelius the Centurion

Gentiles? Really?

This past week I have articulated a biblical framework for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church here on the blog and at Valley Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, and followed up with some groundwork for the hermeneutics that led me there. To my utter shock and dismay, this show of wisdom has not instantly […]

Homosexuality Conversation with Gagnon

If you’re interested in the conversation between Robert Gagnon and myself from last weekend, when I presented verbally the arguments that I outlined in Saturday’s post, knock yourself out: Ordination Standards Seminar 2 from Valley Presbyterian Church on Vimeo. I go first (30 minutes). He then has his initial talk (30 minutes). We each then […]