Two odd little words: The LGBT issue, part 11

David Gushee

Two obscure Greek words whose uncertain translation renders use of them for "the LGBT issue" deeply problematic.

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Debtors!

Bill Leonard

Love may be easy; it’s the neighbors who are difficult

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Leviticus, abomination and Jesus: The LGBT issue, part 10

David Gushee

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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The worst of times … really?

Bill Wilson

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

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The end of church membership?

John Chandler

Rather than something to be lamented, it may be cause for hope.

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Welcoming the stranger

Amy Butler

But what happens when we’re the stranger?

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New wine for the Baptists

Molly T. Marshall

Our challenge is discerning how God is transforming the old and the new together.

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The sins of Sodom (and Gibeah): The LGBT issue, part 9

David Gushee

An interpretation of the Sodom (and Gibeah) stories, so fatefully destructive in forming historic Christian attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

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If they are black

Bill Leonard

It may be less immediately important that our churches be integrated than that we recommit ourselves to listening to one another.

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How traditionalists connect the biblical dots: The LGBT Issue, part 8

David Gushee

How traditionalists on the LGBT issue connect the biblical dots, and how not to argue against them.

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Texting and discipleship

John Chandler

Another example of the “log and speck” problem highlighted by Jesus.

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Missions and misconceptions

Brett Younger

“Sharing” the gospel is more than sending missionaries. It’s also about receiving a witness from Christians in other places.

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Eyes wide open

Amy Butler

Did Jesus learn something the day he encountered a Canaanite woman? Maybe.

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Learning from Mary

Molly T. Marshall

Too often our theology nearly eclipses this courageous mother of Jesus.

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Biblical inspiration, human interpretation: The LGBT issue, part 7

David Gushee

Taking biblical inspiration and authority seriously also requires humbly acknowledging a long history of Christian fights over “what the Bible says.”

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