The Rev. Morgan Guyton finds Christian author Nate Pyle’s book creates sacred space for men to consider varieties of masculine identity, beginning with Jesus.
I wonder how many other men out there feel as unmanly as I do. Every time I’m at a kid’s soccer game or a Cub Scout campout, I find myself surrounded by a bunch of guys in Oakleys who are bigger, stronger, and more confident than I am. I’d like to think that some of [Read More…]
In the aftermath of the latest tragic school shooting in Oregon, the Internet is pulsating with a war of memes between the two sides of the gun debate. One of the ways that pro-gun Christians have claimed the higher spiritual ground is to say, “We don’t have a gun problem in our culture; we have [Read More…]
Meeting someone isn’t the same as endorsing their actions, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton about the uproar over Pope Francis meeting Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to give marriage licenses to gay couples.
Nothing makes Jesus facepalm more than the stupid oversimplifications of our culture war. Apparently, some culture warriors scored an audience for Kim Davis with Pope Francis. And the Internet has exploded. Because when you meet with somebody, it means that you endorse everything they have ever said and done. The fact that Pope Francis didn’t [Read More…]
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…]