Why are Some Catholics Militarizing Their Faith?
Why do some men feel the need to militarize the trappings of their spirituality? Even more than a "church militant" feel, they take on the accouterments and lingo of the actual military.
The Christian Doctrine that Leads to Full Inclusion
Is there a Christian doctrine that leads to full inclusion of LGBTQ folks in the church? Yes, says Rev. Adam Ericksen. In fact, it might be the most important doctrine that leads to full inclusion. Read on as he explains!
‘A Coming Of Gender Story’ From NC To Hollywood: Meet Jacob Tobia
Jacob Tobia grew up a gender non-conforming child in the Triangle. And while many narratives of LGBTQ life in the South are saddled with stories of
Language. Nature. Fruit: A Biblical Case for Inclusion
It’s not a sin to be gay. MIC DROP. But really, it’s not, and I’m here to explain why. I hope you’ll go on this little journey with me. This is no time for shortcuts, so make some coffee and settle in.
How Do You Reconcile Your Trans Identity With Your Religion?
How did you reconcile your trans identity with your religion? The question comes up after almost every talk I give, in every one on one conversation, and I always, always, always struggle to answer it. Because honestly? I didn’t feel like the two identities needed to be reconciled. But that’s not
The United Methodist Church just made life worse for queer people like me, but I’m not leaving
Last week, members of the United Methodist Church held a polarizing vote to toughen their rules on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy,
How denominations split: Lessons for Methodists from Baptist battles of the '80s
(RNS) — Now that the Methodists have reached the precipice, the very complicated organizational work of division has to get underway, and one thing is sure: Nothing will happen quickly.
We're worthy of God's love: a queer Methodist on the anti-LGBTQ+ policy
I’d like to think that the Traditional Plan won’t change the way my congregation sees me, but it hurts me to know that my global church doesn’t want me.
‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain Future
After a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.
Retired Bible Scholar Withdraws from International Connections
The Rev. Dr. Bruce C. Birch, noted Bible scholar and former dean of Wesley Theological Seminary, tells his former international students that their General Conference votes against LGBTQ people excludes him as well.