Social Issues, Theology

American Christians and “Persecution Envy”

Some Christians complain about having to experience any discomfort at all. Others seem unable to get enough of it – or they’ve experienced so little genuine suffering that they have to create it. I can’t help but think of Kim Davis: the county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, who in 2015 refused to issue marriage… Continue reading American Christians and “Persecution Envy”

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Social Issues, Theology

“Hate the sin, love the sinner” sounded radical once, but it isn’t anymore.

**As with any of my posts on controversial subjects, "I could be wrong" is always an implied caveat.** My friend Cassidy has been writing a series of reviews based on People to be Loved by Preston Sprinkle: a book that purports to describe a “radical love and acceptance” of gay Christians in a way that… Continue reading “Hate the sin, love the sinner” sounded radical once, but it isn’t anymore.

Miscellaneous, Theology

What Judaism taught me about gay marriage and persecution complexes

If I ever have children someday, there’s a chance they might ask me if I remember what I was doing on the day that gay marriage became legal everywhere in the United States. I can tell them that I was in the middle of my usual morning routine, drinking coffee while reading a book to… Continue reading What Judaism taught me about gay marriage and persecution complexes