As I write these words, Kelly Gissendaner is being put to death by the state of Georgia. Kelly was convicted of having her husband murdered by her boyfriend 18 years ago. Since that time, she converted to Christianity and became a chaplain for other pr…
One of the most controversial things that Pope Francis did on his trip to the US last week was to canonize Junipero Serra as a saint. Depending on who you talk to, Serra was either a heroic evangelist who shared the Christian gospel with thousands of n…
The Golden Rule is one of the most familiar Christian teachings. Supposedly there’s a version of it in every major world religion. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12). In a society that prides itself on self-sufficiency, the Golden Rule has a pretty banal meaning: live and let live. [Read More…]
In a country that prides itself on self-sufficiency, Pope Francis told America that the Golden Rule actually means “you are responsible for the welfare of everyone else.”
The latest drama manufactured by the culture war industrial complex is a tiff over the White House’s guest list for Pope Francis’ welcome appearance today. Apparently there are some queer people among the 15,000 people who got invited, including Gene Robinson, an openly gay retired Episcopal bishop, and Mateo Williamson, a transgender activist with the [Read More…]
With all the talk about obeying the Bible’s prohibitions against same-gender relationships, or obeying its commandments to love our neighbors, the Rev. Morgan Guyton wonders if anyone truly consults scripture before making an important decision.
Since it’s my birthday, hundreds of people (some of whom actually know me) have gotten the reminder from Facebook to post a greeting on my wall. My birthday also means that I get to ask for whatever I want, and even if I don’t get it, you have to humor me, no matter how selfish [Read More…]
I wanted to ask an honest question. It’s partly a loaded question, but partly a recognition that my experience isn’t universal. If you’re a Christian who likes to talk about “submitting to the Bible’s authority” and “obeying what the Bible teaches,” what is the last time that you made a life decision based directly on [Read More…]
A popular video describing what Christians aren’t prompts the Rev. Morgan Guyton to restate the idea in ways that lift up the positive ideals of the faith.
A couple days ago, the twitter hashtag #ImAChristianBut was trending. I knew immediately that it had something to do with rejecting the idea that being anti-gay is the circumcision mark of Christian identity. So I wrote a few tweets, but then I got really frustrated because it’s ceding too much ground to the toxic, heretical [Read More…]