Theology

Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

It’s hard for a person with one foot in two spiritual worlds to find a place to call home. It’s harder still when your theology is such that it annoys both progressive and conservative Christians alike. I say this not to look for pity, but just to state a fact: I don’t fit neatly in… Continue reading Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

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Social Issues, Theology, Writing & Publishing

It’s okay to change your mind

I'm no longer the same person I was when I wrote Confessions a Prodigal Daughter, yet it continues to be my best-selling book. There was a purpose for the journey I had made up until that point, and I'm grateful that it still speaks to people today. But back then, my belief system was as… Continue reading It’s okay to change your mind

Social Issues, Theology

The Nashville Statement and ‘noble heresies’

I haven’t weighed in much on the Nashville Statement, save for a few articles I shared that summarize my feelings better than I could. I just didn’t have much to say that hadn’t already been said. But the phrase “noble heresy” came to mind during my morning “God time” today, and I feel compelled to… Continue reading The Nashville Statement and ‘noble heresies’

Theology

Are millennials leaving church? I don’t know, but here’s why I did

To be honest, I’m a little annoyed by all these alarmist-sounding “Why are millennials leaving the church in droves?!” kinds of articles. Okay, not all of them are quite so alarmist. More like…concerned. There are sources that want to understand, like this one here, and Christian groups that just want a new demographic to make… Continue reading Are millennials leaving church? I don’t know, but here’s why I did

Social Issues, Theology

Why I don’t hate Tomi Lahren

I’ve been meaning to write about Tomi Lahren for a while. I’ve been reading about her recent firing from The Blaze after “coming out” as pro-choice, the same way that traffic slows down so drivers can gawk at an accident at the side of the road. The smug, childish part of me praises karma (something… Continue reading Why I don’t hate Tomi Lahren

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.