McKnight’s “Fellowship of Differents” exists in the local church

Good news exists in Christian communities ministering to gay communities. New Testament professor Scot McKnight highlights an approach I’ve experienced in every community I lived in both in America and abroad. In A Fellowship of Differents McKnight addresses how Christians biblically address “Sexual Bodies in a Church.” As is the case with most theologians, McKnight provides…

Media Coverage of Islamic Garland, Tex. Attack Sexist, Condones Gender Violence

          Two separate but related events held at Garland, Texas Independent School District’s Curtis Culwell Center evidence media coverage that selectively expresses tolerance of sexism, gender violence and hate crimes. By blaming the May 3 event’s leader Pamela Geller, a Jewish woman, for the failed hate crimes committed by Islamic gunmen,…

Is Oprah Teaching Subud?

When Oprah recently instructed approximately 1,000 Stanford University students to “… put your thumb to your middle finger and gather your other fingers around, and let’s feel the vibration and pulse of your personal energy as you take three deep breaths with me,” she was gesturing the shahada. Oprah’s all inclusive, interfaith message emphasizing rhythm and…

Dogs, Fleas, and Jeb Bush’s Evolution on Marriage

The Wall Street Journal first reported in January of a key adviser’s recommendation that Jeb Bush, a possible 2016 Republican presidential nominee, discuss his faith to better identify with white, born-again Christians. The demographic represents the majority of 2012 GOP primary voters (56 percent in Iowa, 64 percent in South Carolina) and would respond well…

Column Correction on Jeb Bush and Marriage

In a previously published column I wrote about Jeb Bush’s evolution on marriage, which The Christian Post, The Washington Times, and other news outlets published, I erroneously attributed three quotes and part of a sentence to former governor Jeb Bush that were statements made by former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. No one…