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Ken Wilson

O Holy Night, the Bastard Jesus and Donald Trump

Ken Wilson | Posted 12.23.2016 | Religion
Ken Wilson

If you find yourself singing O Holy Night this Christmas Eve - long lay the world in sin and error pinning, till he returns and the soul felt its worth - consider that the Christ in your Christmas carol felt the sting of social stigma himself.

Dr. Larycia Hawkins and More Wheaton Woes

Ken Wilson | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
Ken Wilson

Wheaton College is in the news again, this time for suspending Dr. Larycia Hawkins for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. (Ch...

Thanksgiving Dinner and Overcoming the Scourge of Religious Intolerance

Ken Wilson | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion
Ken Wilson

There is wisdom to do so in a much-neglected portion of Scripture, chapters 14-15 of Paul's Letter to the Romans. Paul introduces a category he calls "disputable matters," which in their time, were toe-curling controversies over big-ticket moral issues. He says that the good news of Jesus lays some demands on us when we're dealing with Uncle Harry and Cousin Mildred.

Atoning for Tony: In Praise of Mainline Clergy

Ken Wilson | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Ken Wilson

To be an Evangelical is to have at least a dash of contempt for the Mainline traditions (Episcopal, PCUSA, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and company). My Mainline friends tell me the reverse is also true.

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

Adam Phillips | Posted 07.16.2016 | Religion
Adam Phillips

Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This is laughable if it weren't so powerfully sad. Here's the thing, Franklin: You need to read your Bible better.

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

Ken Wilson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

People who are gay come to churches as indivisible beings. Like the seamless garment of Jesus, they cannot be split into parts that can be included and other parts that can be excluded.

He Must Lead Them: Can We Roll With That?

Ken Wilson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

Perhaps it is our job, we insider sheep, to take our eyes off the controversy and place them on the shepherd, who may be not so much seeking our opinion on the matter as executing his own.

An Appeal to Evangelical Pastors Conflicted by the Gay Controversy

Ken Wilson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

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."

'A Letter to My Congregation': An Evangelical Pastor Addresses the LGBTQ Question

Greg Carey | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Somehow folks have turned human sexuality into the litmus test for faithful Christianity. Speaking as a pastor, Ken Wilson reminds us that our church conversations involve not abstract principles, but people.

Boulder To Pay $230,000 To Man Injured In Halloween Riot In 2004

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A former Boulder man who was hit in the eye with a police pepper ball during a 2004 Halloween block party that turned into a riot will receive $230,00...

Ken Wilson, Deputy Mayor: Boulder "Selfish," "Arrogant"

Boulder Daily Camera | Heath Urie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Boulder's deputy mayor wrote in an e-mail to a Louisville woman Thursday that he is "sometimes ashamed to live in Boulder" and said later that the cit...

Boulder Nudity Law Moves Forward

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The Boulder City Council voted Feb. 2 to adopt an ordinance that will probably, in its final form, give police and the courts a way to ticket total nudity, but allow toplessness.