In Episode 41 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with David P. Gushee, author of the brand-new book, Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism. Tony Campolo says, “Still Christian takes us on the journey of a Christian leader who endeavors to maintain his integrity while navigating his way from a rigid fundamentalism with its right-wing political […]
#FaithfullyLGBT A friend of mine started this hashtag, that many people use in solidarity, as we proclaim our faith, and also proclaim our sexuality. That same friend also is the President of an organization called Faith In America, whose ultimate goal is “to end decades and centuries of using religious teachings to justify marginalizing and […]
Well, according to Article 10 of the #NashvilleStatement, I’m no longer a Christian: “WE AFFIRM that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.” You can (and should) read all 14 Articles of the Nashville Statement here. As a […]
It’s who you are that counts. Your worship to God is the way you live. A few years ago, I would have ignored, shunned, and been disgusted by the scene that unfolded that night at the gas pump. The journey toward authentic faith became real for me in that moment.
The most effective way to destroy prejudice is by sharing tangible love, one opportunity or person at a time. If my Sunday morning song service doesn’t match my response to a gay guy at the gas pump, I’m in trouble.
I grew up in the Buckle of the Bible Belt, and although I was raised in a Pentecostal church, the Baptists and Methodists really held the corner market on religion. Being raised with kids who generally believed the same thing as me made life easy…and fairly boring. Except for one seemingly random Wednesday in 7th […]
“If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.” Habakkuk 2:3, The Message I was browsing Facebook one night a few months ago, when I got a message from and old friend, who was now on the Board for an extremely unconventional church plant in the middle […]
Jesus taught us how to #resist. Jesus was a revolutionary who stood against the status quo of the Church and politics.