I am a Christian who loves the Bible and I look to it for guidance every day. But I do not worship the Bible. And, while I have not left the Church, I fully understand why millions of believing people have.
Last week, a viral video depicted Daniel Ashley Pierce, a young man who recorded his family's violent reaction to his having come out as gay -- yelling about the Bible, physically assaulting him and kicking him out of the house. Daniel's boyfriend posted the video online, and people around the world were horrified by what they saw.
We must continue to strategize. We must continue to organize. We must vote. We must also cry out against the societal walls threatening to prevent a new generation of Michael Browns from receiving a quality education, jobs and justice they deserve.
When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.
"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." -- Robert H. Schuller Okay so now we've expanded our awareness and explored meditation, great! B...
Weird stuff happens here all the time. Sometimes we have dance parties. I have these lights that flash and stuff, and they play a lot of rap music.
In recent days, protesters have taken to defending opposing moral positions by claiming Jesus held their viewpoint. Aside from the obvious problem of using a single historical figure as a moral barometer, there's another troubling issue at hand.
Phil Robertson simply can't let it go. He keeps trying to explain his homophobic rant to GQ magazine, which might be partly to blame for the falling ratings for the hit reality show, Duck Dynasty.
I am convinced that most rank-and-file right-wing Christians are sincere and not cynical in the politics they embrace. Yet they have been so egregiously misled that even though they might be sincere, they are sincerely wrong according to the most fundamental moral and ethical imperatives of the Bible.
It wasn't until my faith continued to develop that I began to see the many ways the Church wielded Truth like a weapon.
There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I w...
I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.
In my church, where prayer concerns are raised during worship by members of the congregation, the employees of Market Basket were raised up by non-employees. People across the political spectrum talked about refusing to shop out of solidarity for the workers.
The daily cycle of feasts connect us to all the saints, to the Ever-Virgin Mary and above all, to Jesus Christ our God. The Ecclesiastical New Year reminds us to recalibrate our lives and centre our schedules as much as possible around the Church.
She is simply as God requires being honest, not bearing false witness. Coming out isn't about suddenly "becoming gay" -- it's about a change in others' awareness that you always have been gay. It doesn't change the fruits she has born and will continue to bear in ministry, which are gifts of the Spirit.
If you happen to be a follower of Jesus who believes LGBT people have suffered injustice at the hands of the church, your response to that injustice is a moral question.