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culture wars | pop culture | Race and religion | LGBTQ | evil | music

Justice and the Devil in America

A controversy around the symbolisms of evil conceals the hardening of America's heart

April 26, 2021
UMC

United Methodists | LGBTQ

United Methodist Schism and the ‘Protocol’ of 2020

What does the most recent proposal for splitting the UMC actually achieve?

January 15, 2020
baptistry

Mormon Church | LGBTQ | gender equality

The Cost of Mormon Complementarianism

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed a policy regarding those who may act as witnesses for baptisms and temple sealings.

October 10, 2019

United Methodists | LGBTQ

“And a Child Shall Lead Them”

Recently, eight teenagers went through confirmation classes at a United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and when the time came for them to join the church, they said thanks, but no thanks. Instead, on Easter Sunday, they read a letter to their c...

May 9, 2019

Mormon Church | LGBTQ

Mormonism’s LGBTQ Prophetic Voices

Last weekend, Matt Easton came out as a “gay son of God” in his valedictorian speech at Brigham Young University’s (BYU) graduation ceremony. A video of his coming out went viral, receiving coverage by the national and international press. It might s...

May 6, 2019

United Methodists | LGBTQ | homophobia | Methodism | Conversations

Fault Lines in United Methodism

  Ed. Note: Today's column brings together several United Methodist voices to reflect on last week's special session of the United Methodist Church's (UMC) General Conference and the denomination's decision to strengthen its ban on the ordination ...

March 4, 2019

transgender | public theology | Donald Trump | LGBTQ

Male, Female, and Transgender: Notes from Theological Anthropology

Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience do not speak univocally.

November 8, 2018

Evangelicals | LGBTQ | David Gushee | Mercer University | David Bebbington | sexual diversity | Bible | God | Protestantism | Nathan Hatch

Evangelicals, LGBTQ+, and the Bible: What's (Been) Going On?

In early March, evangelical Pastor Stan Mitchell announced to his congregation, GracePoint Church in Nashville, that he fully affirmed gay members. Growing numbers of evangelical pastors in the United States are coming out in favor of full accepta...

April 16, 2015