Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Its actually a plausibility problem… What the bible teaches about same sex relationships sounds implausible to most people nowadays. It sounds totally implausible to ask people to turn their backs on same sex relationships and live a lonely life as a perpetually single person.  Not only does it sound implausible, it sounds unhealthy. Listen toContinue reading “Same-Sex Attraction and the Church”

Spiritual Friendship

An eclipse of friendship. That is what author, theologian, and gay Christian Wesley Hill says has happened to friendship in our modern era. “Friendship is the freest, the least constrained, the least fixed and determined, of all human loves.” (xiii) You can never stop being a parent. You can never stop being the offspring ofContinue reading “Spiritual Friendship”

Scary Close

Perhaps more than any other book Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz helped define a generation of evangelicals like myself. The 2000’s were a turning point for many evangelicals – many of us were looking for an identity. We had grown up in the church but somehow stuff felt too “churchy” to be real – weContinue reading “Scary Close”

The Love Club EP and The Gospel – “Bravado”

This year a new artist came on to the mainstream scene, although I wouldn’t call her full fledged mainstream just yet. Nevertheless this artist, who goes by the name “Lorde” has received extensive radio play, especially for her song “Royals.” Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor,  is a 16 year old singer-songwriter who combinesContinue reading “The Love Club EP and The Gospel – “Bravado””

Single or In a Relationship?

So over at at Soma we are in the middle of a sermon series titled “Relationship Status: Its Complicated.” As the title implies its a series on relationships. I’m up this week, after Brandon did a great job talking about Christ centered friendships its my turn to bring the word on singleness. There is anContinue reading “Single or In a Relationship?”