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Living in the Tension

I attended a conference on ministry this week that included a session called “Living in the Tension,” which was designed to guide us in ministering to gay peoples.  Like most areas of the country, that’s happening here in the Great Northwest on occasion.  The discussion reconfirmed a couple truths. First, when people tell you that…

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Christmas- the Great Swap

Today Christ-followers celebrate the great swap.  The prophets and patriarchs looked forward to it.  Today we look back at it.  It was the mysterious moment when the living God took his first breath in a plan to rescue His children. The baby was the glorious exchange.  He forfeited heavenly attributes, a luxurious home, and the…

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A Duck by Any Other Name…

Once upon a time there was this ubergay character on the most popular reality TV show of all time named Bill Hobertson. This guy was the quintessential gay man. Such a gay man he was almost a caricature of the Gay Man.  On every single episode, Bill and his post-nuclear family were unapologetic about their…

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NPR- National Propagandist Radio

NPR shared this link. My comment on their thread: There are many of us (Christians who understand that neither homosexual behavior nor gay marriage is condoned by God) who are joyfully setting a place at our Thanksgiving table for our family and friends who are gay. You will not hear their thoughtful, biblical, and informed…

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Dear Pat Robertson,

I have scrolled through your bio on Wikipedia and I am too young to remember the bulk of your personal achievements- your accomplishments are many and impressive. A presidential bid, the founding of several respected Christian organizations, your funding of higher education, The 700 Club. (I have never actually seen this show myself but I…

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Sacrifice & Friendship

Several years ago, God asked my husband and I to do the hardest thing in my Christian life- leave the church, home, and city that we loved without good earthly reason.  I went.  But I went kicking and screaming, lamenting and wringing my hands.  It was personally and financially costly.  And as our family of…