J. Philip Wogaman tried to surrender his ordination. Would this have helped?
First Erin White fell in love with Christ. Then she fell in love with Chris.
I'm a queer Christian pastor, and I'll be using regular, old, boring ashes like always.
Two new books help us talk about what it means to be transgender in a changing world.
Jens was never unkind to me, perhaps because I was the rare chemistry major who asked questions about God while showing enthusiasm for Barth.
"A trans person's story has some unique elements, but the work of pastoral care remains essentially the same."
"I cannot continue to pimp the gospel for my own profit, for my own prestige and power," Ken Samuel decided.
Denominational meetings can be difficult. My Sunday school class reminds me what's at stake.
I was born in California. One side of my family immigrated to the United States in the early 17th century. The other side of my family arrived on tightly packed ships filled with misery and tears. We have been American for a long time. Yet, it wasn’t until a cool night in November 2008 that I felt a sense of belonging.
It was the congregation's pro-LGBTQ stance that brought Robbyn Davis-Ellison's family to United Church. The commitment to racial justice kept them there.
Far from being meaningless slights with minimal harm, microagressions intrude on the spiritual lives of those who are already marginalized and oppressed.
As our country asks how to protect itself from the terror of more mass shootings, elected leaders who call themselves Christian might look to the LGBTQ community for inspiration. Queer people have a weapon in our arsenal that no gun will ever defeat.
Once gay men were identified in public as the primary victims of and imagined cause of the disease, it became a moral crisis rather than a medical one.
An assault weapons ban wouldn't end violence or hate—but it would reduce the body count.