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Church Messiness

Yesterday I wrote about the continued debate over famous Pastor-Theologian Eugene Peterson coming out in support of same-sex marriage, then later retracting his statement under pressure from the Evangelical Gate Keepers. 1,672 more words


Same-Sex Marriage and Homosexuality in the Bible: Both Sides (Part 4, Polygamy & the Biblical Definition of Marriage)

Two out of every three white Mainline Christians (68%) in the United States support same-sex marriage.  Same for Catholics (67%), and 44% of black Protestants do, too, according to a survey last month by the non-partisan Pew Research Center. 1,927 more words

Divinity School

Cardinal Schönborn Says Church Must Meet All Families Where They Are

A top cardinal has endorsed the idea that the church support all families, including those not considered traditional by the Magisterium’s standard.

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna made his remarks while attending a conference in Ireland entitled, “Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family.” He told journalists, per  671 more words


Can an evangelical support gay marriage—and remain an evangelical? Responding to David Gushee's Changing Our Mind, 3rd edition

Ted Grimsrud—July 20, 2017

David Gushee, professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University in Atlanta, is a prominent and prolific writer who a number of years ago, like most other evangelical theologians who ever wrote about the issue, was on record opposing the full inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in the churches. 1,678 more words

Peace Theology

More on LifeWay Debate on "Biblical View of Marriage"

Since Eugene Peterson came out and half-way supported gay marriage, and then retracted his comments due to economic pressure from Evangelical Conservatives (Southern Baptists and LifeWay Christian Book Stores), the blogosphere has blown up on the topic.  358 more words


In Sex Disputes, Most Americans Still Favor Religious Rights

Americans love to fight about sex and religion.From shacking up and same-sex marriage to birth control and bathrooms, Americans disagree about what is right and wrong with sex—often based on faith. 720 more words