Hillsong Church says they are a “gay welcoming” congregation, even though they are not gay affirming. Hillsong pastor Carl Lents explains how they are attempting to think through and navigate this difficult issue.
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The church says the gay celebrities can’t serve as leaders and don’t support their ‘lifestyle.’ But Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly aren’t going anywhere. It’s a love story.
Both are powerful, fresh-faced religious leaders of massive conservative Christian bodies whose behaviors and statements excite, infuriate, and confuse both conservatives and progressives by turns. Are they paving the way for a future expression of faith that we’ve only begun to imagine?
Often the losers knit together a version of past events that disposes of the more damning details and casts their side in a more favorable light. But when it comes to history, forgetting the facts is a most dangerous delusion.
A Southern Baptist college professor and blogger says that business owners who discriminate against LGBT couples are the ones Jesus called “the least of these.” Here’s why that doesn’t jibe with the Bible itself.
It is inconsistent to exploit non-Western perspectives on LGBT rights but refuse to hear those same voices on matters such as nation building, the waging of imperialistic wars, immigration, environmental policy, and foreign aid.
Eve Tushnet is a popular blogger and author of “Gay and Christian.” But is she missing something about the uniqueness and importance of erotic intimacy?
The conversations at the Q conference did not mirror the raging debates common on cable news networks, but they may more closely resemble the national conversation as it occurs in many homes, workplaces, and churches.
The longtime Harvard Divinity School professor says, “There is no single ‘correct’ way to read the Bible.” But, he argues, some ways are more helpful than others.