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Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson is founding pastor of Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, a multicultural congregation. He is the author of A Letter to My Congregation: An Evangelical Pastor’s Path to Embracing People Who are Gay, Lesbian and Transgender in the Company of Jesus, Mystically Wired, and Jesus Brand Spirituality. He is known nationwide for his work in evangelical environmental initiatives and fostering contemplative prayer.

Entries by Ken Wilson

Al Mohler Is Right About One Thing When He Says, 'No Third Way!'

(14) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 2:25 PM

Danny Cortez, pastor of a church in the Southern Baptist Convention, recently drew the criticism (calls for his ouster, etc.) of noted SBC theologian Albert Mohler. Pastor Cortez did so by announcing that he would pursue a "third way" on the gay issue. The nub of the third way involves...

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He Must Lead Them: Can We Roll With That?

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 9:53 AM

Back in the day, we baby-boomer Jesus freaks with questionable personal hygiene crashed the party of a Lutheran Church in a declining neighborhood of Detroit. A lame party until we arrived, we thought. Dick Bieber, the quietly neo-pentecostal pastor there, had eyes to see us for what we were: other...

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An Appeal to Evangelical Pastors Conflicted by the Gay Controversy

(6) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 10:57 AM

Some of you believe that the traditional consensus of the church regarding homosexuality is essentially correct. We must fight to defend it, come what may. Others are not so sure. This appeal is for the "not so sure."

Like you, I am a pastor. Come to revivalist faith in...

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Starve the Gay Controversy

(64) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:45 PM

"Feed what you want and starve the rest," said John Wimber, founder of Vineyard USA, my evangelical denomination. I think it's time to starve the gay controversy -- to refuse to play by its rules, regard it with a studied naïveté -- so that we can love gay, lesbian, and...

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Evangelicals Punish World Vision for Walking Down 'The Romans Road'

(43) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Evangelicals punished World Vision for walking too far down the Romans Road. "The Romans Road" is what we evangelicals call the gospel as taught by St. Paul in his magisterial letter to the Romans. World Vision had the temerity to suggest that how the handful of biblical texts prohibiting same-sex...

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