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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon––Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community is Shipping

[Translate] Tweet Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community  is now shipping! The book took longer to finish than I had expected. Waaaay longer. I’ve laughed numerous times with friends about the fact that often I didn’t know where the next chapter would lead. The original outline was tossed aside […]

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“God Loves Uganda” Documentary | The Dangers of the American Religious Right to Ugandan Gays

[Translate] Tweet Disturbing. Horrifying. Dangerous. This past weekend I saw a screening of “God Loves Uganda”, a documentary from Roger Ross Williams that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The movie follows the efforts leaders of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), Kansas City, MO to spread Christianity, change African culture with values […]

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“Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate” by Justin Lee | A Book Review

[Translate] Tweet I am going to recommend, again and again, that you read Torn: Rescuing the Gospel  from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.(Just updated–early release is October 30th )  I am also going to suggest you buy an extra copy for your parents and family that don’t quite “get it” and add another one for the youth pastor of […]

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Matthew Vines | Reforming the Gay Christian Debate

[Translate] Tweet “What does the Bible say about loving, same-sex relationships?” Nothing. Not a thing. And in that absence of Biblical direction of support for or condemnation of these relationships, Christians need to follow the general principles of the Bible: love, justice and kindness. This was the point Matthew Vines wanted to emphasize at his recent […]

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“Holy Terror” by Mel White | Hey Church, You Got Played

[Translate] Tweet Education, engagement and encouragement between the Christian Church and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christian community is what I do. I talk with, listen to, read and follow seemingly otherwise kind and Jesus-esque people but, when the topic switches to the gay community, some become machines motivated by fear and unleashed in ignorance. […]

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The Bible and Homosexuality | A Biblical Presentation with Matthew Vines

[Translate] Tweet Matthew Vines, 22, of Wichita, KS attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for gay, […]

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“Fish Out of Water” | Review of Documentary

[Translate] Tweet “Fish Out of Water” (2009) is a feature documentary with a blend of animation and academic interviews. It showcases the seven verses in the Bible used to support discrimination  against gay, lesbian, bisexual and trangendered (glbt) people both in churches and in marriage equality discussions. Director Ky Dickens begins with her own journey […]

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