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My Exodus | Highlights and Reflections

January 7, 2016


Alan Chambers. My Exodus: From FEAR to GRACE. Zondervan, 2015. (222 pages) When the men [in John 8:1f.] chose not to condemn–because they were unable to when faced with their own humanity–they walked away and left the woman alone with Jesus. (16) There’s freedom in not having to define him based on who he is […]

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

October 23, 2015


Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. (213 pages) Reclaiming Our Light – an Introduction My core argument in this book is not simply that some Bible passages have been misinterpreted and others have been given undue weight. My larger argument is this: Christians […]

God Loves Uganda | Reflections

September 4, 2015


SYNOPSIS: “God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the task of eliminating “sexual sin” and […]

40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags | Response & Reflections

July 11, 2015


This post by Kevin DeYoung was sent to me by a respected inquiring mind. Because I regard both the person and the heart-felt conversations we’ve engaged in over the past several years with high esteem, I offer this–my reply–to honor his request and in the same kindness of heart and spirit that he has extended […]

Growing Up Trans | Reflections

July 2, 2015


Reflections: The gender and sexuality wars will, I opine, continue for a long-time into our future. I lament that I believe this, but yet, I consider it to be my best prediction of the future. I will be happy to be proven wrong. For now, in the midst of rapid fire arguments pro- or con-, […]

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert | Notes & Review

June 29, 2015


Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith. Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012. (2775 Locations, Kindle edition) Foreword From our early acquaintance, I recognized that our new friend feared no topic, spoke her mind in clear terms, and opened her heart as well as her thoughts. […]

TED | Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

June 23, 2015


The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral. I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet, dip both hands into holy water, trace the trinity across my chest, my tiny body drooping like a question mark all over the wooden pew. I asked Jesus to fix me, and […]