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…]
One of the most important events in labor history happened in Exodus 20:10 when God commanded the Israelite people to rest every seventh day: “The seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work – you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, [Read More…]
I’m not going to call Kim Davis a bigot. I don’t think she’s a malicious person. She’s the victim of a deformed Christianity that has taught her that it’s better to go to jail than to allow two men to commit officially to spending their lives together. The real tragedy is that our society desperately [Read More…]
Despite our self-made, pull-ourselves-up-by-the-bootstraps society, everything in life, including life itself, is a gift from God that no one can earn, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton.