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Bible Abuse

Confronting Bible Abuse
Confronting Bible Abuse, Part 2: Beginning Again with God
Confronting Bible Abuse, Part 3: Building a Support Network
Overcoming Bible Abuse, Part 4: Re-Discovering the Bible as a Book of Freedom

Christmas

Mysteries of Christmas
   Supplement - Have Astronomers Found the Star of Bethlehem?
Christ in the Poor and Smelly Manger
Life is what happens to you
"I'll Be Home for Christmas..." Welcoming the Homeless God
Jesus: The Kiss of the Lonely God and the Lonely Man
Good Gifts Come in Small Packages
Dear Santa?
God Comes in the Night: A Reflection for Christmas
Engaging Life
The Biggest Gift of All
And Now, After the Holidays - the Real Saint Nick

Coming Back to God

Coming Back to God
What Does It Mean To Be A GLBT Christian?
Being Spiritual In A Non-spiritual World

Where Do I Go From Here?
Am I Really Still Saved?

Sex and God Together? - Let's Do it!
A Light Shining Through Life's Rough Seas
The Jordan Road
GOD HAS CALLED AND CHOSEN YOU

Easter

The Glorious Wounds of Easter
Thank God It's Friday
Pentecost: The Real Easter
Father, forgive them...
The Good Thief  - Ave, Crux, Spes Unica!(Hail, O Cross, Our Only Hope!)
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Faith

Really Trusting In God
Spiritual Awakening
Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Praise the Lord!
Sin Obsession
I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can!
The Legalistic Mind
The Devil
Afraid of God
Churcheology
Intellectualizing God
Sin and the Commandments to Love
The Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ
A Servant of God
Let Go and Let God
The Holy Spirit
Hero Worship - Our Need to Idolize
God's Ways Are Not Our Ways
Putting God First- A Call for a Revived Heart
Our Friendship with God
Complain, complain, complain- (the opposite of thanksgiving)
Living Faith
The Body of Christ
Following Christ's Suffering Service
The Power of Fear
God in Not in the Fire
"Why Go and Do Likewise"

Forgiveness

Forgiveness: Putting the Ghosts to Rest
Ghosts that haunt us
Humbling Ourselves Before God - Our Need for Forgiveness

GLBT Christians & the Church

A Letter to Christians Who Don't Like Us
14 Responses to 14 Fundamentalist Christian Myths
The Ex-Gay Illusion
Born Gay?
We Are All God's Children
Why Go to Church?
Christianity is fine, but please don't mention the church
It is our Church too.
The Bottom Line
The Joy of Being
Yeshua In Our Midst
Gay and Holy?
A Bunch of Nice Words about Love?
It's Time
An Open Commentary to the United Methodist Church and all Christians of Good Faith
"What is a straight guy like you doing in affirming ministry?"
Turbulence
Whose Lives?
Does God Want To Display His Work In You?
The Gay Body - Incarnating Christianity
Gays Who Pray?
Calling Out the Church
Manasseh
Finding God Through All the Hate
When They Want Us Are We Being Ministered to, or Marketed to?
Letting Out Our Light
Love in the Shadows
"Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus"
Bread, Circuses, Christians and Lions
"The Problem With Bein' A Preacher's Kid"
Are We Anybody?
NOT SINGLED OUT
Danger - and Opportunity
The Embrace of Three Mothers Who Warmed My Faith
Our Chance to Say Thanks
The Pharisee's Worst Nightmare

God's Family

It's All About People
The Parable of the Prodigal Father
Family Values
God's Love for Transgender People
Reaching Out To Everybody
WHOEVER
A Place at the Table
The Love of God Knows No Bounds: Our Adoption As God's Children
A Spontaneous Eruption of Family
Who Is My Neighbor?
Making Lemonade Out of Love
Entertaining Angels Unawares
Touching Lepers

Grace

Reckless Grace by Michael Yaconelli
Granting Grace

Homophobia

Lessons of a former Homophobe
The Real Reason Straight Americans Can't Accept Gay Americans
A Macho's Embrace
Evil Invaders from Outer Space

Jesus

The Adulteress
Jesus and the "Immoral" Woman
The Prince and the Product
God's Disciples: A Motley Crew
Jesus Christ: The True Mirror of Ourselves
Jesus: A Rebel With A Cause
The 3 Temptations of Jesus
Jesus the Good Shepherd
The Coming of God
Christians Who Still Don't Get What Jesus Is All About
What If Jesus Was Here Today?
God's Loving Embrace

Living

Everyone’s A Critic
Me, me, me!
My Stuff

The Politics of Forgiveness as the Politics of Christ
Us vs. Them
Let Your Light Shine
Armchair Christians
Choices and Options
High Anxiety
Sticks & Stones
I Strongly Agree
Dealing with Difference
Everything Changes
Peer Pressure
A Gay Pro-life Catholic
The Love of Money
Expectations
What We Have Left Undone
Our Modern World - how much we have truly strayed
expectations, not so great
the moment matters
the church has no volunteers - oh my
Lift Every Voice
What's My Line?
Keeping in Touch
Stuck in the Past
Just Being You
You Are Welcome
The Self-Centered Christian

Love

Finding Love
Love SOC (Stream of Consciousness)
The Most Spiritual Thing You Can Ever Do
Seeing the Good in Everyone
Love Don't Need A Reason

When Doves Attack!

Won by Love
Opening the Door

Let Us Love One Another

Mary

Something About Mary
One "Yes" Leads to Another

Pain

I Don’t Like Myself Much
Passing Along Pain

Our Tape Recorder
Pain & Healing
Going Back To That Place
Dark Christians
the wounds that bind us
suicide is not painless
Words and hands that kill
The Pain of Loss

Prayer

Lack of Faith? Or Will of God?
The Lord's Prayer
Reflection on Prayer
When the Spirit Prays
Praying for Others
What Comes Naturally
Sustaining Our Prayer Life - A Study Guide
You are exactly where God wants you to be...for now.

Reflection

Our Father
The Six Most Important Words
Along the Way
Bread of Life
Praying Naked
"I've fallen and I can't get up"
Looking into the Mirror with Augustine: A Reflection on his Confessions
Puzzlements at Cana
Looking and listening for the Good Shepherd
Precarious Ambiguity
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me", Philippians 4:13
Baptismal Grace and Rampaging Santas
On Discernment: Two Pitfalls to Avoid
For Every Time There's A Season: Praying Through Life's Changes
Less Is More
Learning to Fly
Liberation
Droplets in the Ocean
Second Autumn
a matter of heart
In Praise of Women - A Gay Man's Perspective
Superman's Splinter (Or Is It a Log?)
Loneliness is such a terrible thing
Enter through the Narrow Gate
Welcome the "Little Children"
Chop Wood and Carry Water
on Divine gifts & human rights
The Gospel According to Marge Gunderson
To Be In the World But Not of the World
Birds of a Feather
Waters of Life
Mrs. Quakenbush's Kumquats

The "Straight" Voice
Damaged Fruit
"My Vocation is Love"- A Reflection of the the Life of Therese of Lisieux
Through the Car-Wash With God
Swimming in God's Love

Spirituality

Seeing with the Eyes of God
The Wilderness

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Resurrection From Rejection
Kingdom Without Walls
Memory
The Christian Perfectionist
Judge Not...
"True" Christians Are A Mess!
the eternal wanderer
Be On Your Guard...Stay Awake!
Seeds of Thought
Positively Negative
Deeper Spirituality: A Closer Walk With God
The Love of the Poor: The Criteria For Our Final Judgment
to be the image of God
Spiritual Spic 'n Span
A Portrait of A Disciple of Jesus
living outside the cocoon
The Metaphor of the Journey
The Inside of the Cup
Rising To New Life

Study

Searching for Noah’s Ark
Genesis 1 - Science and the Bible
The Spirit and the Flesh, Part 1: Fulfilling Christ's Law of Love
The Revelation Given to John
Is the Shroud of Turin Really Christ's Burial Cloth?
Biblical Inspiration and Authority
The Final Piece That Brought Peace

On the Web

The Great Debate: Justin's View  
Building Relationships That Matter: A Framework For Entering The Hot Zone
Real Christians Don't Gay Bash
The Warning Signs of Toxic Religion
Commentary: On Being Gay and Christian
HIV/AIDS: Is It God's Judgment?
Being a Gay Christian/Open Letter to Fundamentalists
What does the Bible actually say about being gay?

Why do straights hate gays? A 72-year-old gay activist isn't hopeful about the future.
Anti-gay Evangelical Authors Admit That The Sodom Story is NOT About Homosexuality
Psychologists Reject Gay 'Therapy'
Why Gay Guys Are Churchier Than Their Straight Brethren
Evangelical Explains Why He's for Gay Rights
Anti-gay group hosts "Can you be gay and Christian" forum
Anne Rice discusses her decision to quit Christianity
The Ten Lies about the GLBT Community Told by Conservative Hate Groups: a Straight Christian Perspective
Rethinking Christian Love
Gay and Evangelical, Seeking Paths of Acceptance
"My Perfect Gay Son"
For Some Black Pastors, Accepting Gay Members Means Losing Others
God loves LGBT people the way they are
What Does The Bible Actually Say About Gay Marriage?
My Take: Bible condemns a lot, so why focus on homosexuality
What the Bible says: A letter to a straight Christian about Gay Rights
Evangelicals who love their gay neighbors
I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong
Presbyterian Church to ordain first openly gay minister
Heads, I win; tails, you lose: 5 spiritual flip-flops Christians must avoid.
Do Homosexuals Need to be Healed of their Homosexuality?
"Christianity - The Biggest Argument for Gay Marriage"
Ten Things I've Learned About Gay People in Ten Years - A Christian Perspective
Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents - Yahoo! News
What makes a person become a gay-basher?

Hurt by the Church? Get a Str8 Apology Here
Christian & Gay?
Psychiatry Giant Sorry for Backing Gay 'Cure'
7 Reasons Christians Should Change Their Political Tune
Beyond Just War and Pacifism: Jesus' Nonviolent Way
Religious People Less Driven By Compassion Than Are Atheists And Agnostics, Study Says
How One Flawed Study Spawned a Decade of Lies
A man depicts the often grim atmosphere in assisted living facilities
Sharing Three of My Deepest, Darkest Gay Secrets for the First Time to Fight Hate

Don't Blame It on the Bible
Study: Belief in an angry God associated with a variety of mental illnesses
Can choosing the right god reduce anxiety and other psychosis?
Capitalism is killing our morals, our future
Four ways Christians are getting the gay debate wrong.
Daniel Dobson, son of prominent West Michigan minister talks about being a gay Christian
Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply as One Man, One Woman
Group apologizes to gay community, shuts down 'cure' ministry
Mormon Mom Who Fought for Prop 8, Now Fights for Gay Son

On homosexuality, many Christians get the Bible wrong
Christian vs. Gays: The Damage Done
Ky. church wants pastor gone after wife's column
A Point of View: Why people give in to temptation when no-one's watching
Christians Are a Cause of GLBT Oppression So We Hvae to Be a Part of the Liberation!
Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death
Extreme loneliness worse for health than obesity and can lead to an early grave, scientists say
Homophobia Takes Years Off of Your Life
How Christianity gave us gay marriage
Are Millennials less religious? It's not just because of gay marriage
The Hidden War Against Gay Teens
Fred Phelps May Be Dead, But His Fundamentalist God Lives
Greed Isn't a Religious Value
Christians, You're Not Victims
Go Ahead Christians, Despite Fundamentalism, Promote God's Love and Grace
The Pain of a Gay Man
Civil Same-Sex Marriage: A Catholic Affirmation
Counterattacking the Gay Evangelical
Why Science Does Not Disprove God
Southern Baptist Minister Explains Why He Changed His Mind About Homosexuality
Was Sodom Really Destroyed Because it was a Gay City?
To Straight And Back, My life as an ex-ex-gay man. by John Paulk
These maps show the most common religions, Christians and non-Christians, in your state
These are the most religious places in the world (and what they're practicing)
How American evangelicals may be responsible for Uganda's anti-gay law
Christians Say 'Sorry' at Chicago Pride
Exclusive: 9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement to Ban Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy
I’m an Otherwise Straight Man (Who Fell in Love with His Best Friend)
Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe
The most discriminated-against people in America? It's people like you, of course.
So Much For Religious People Being More Righteous
What U.S Religious Groups Really Think About One Another
The Church's Gay Obsession
Nobody is Getting Left Behind (Because the Rapture is Never, Ever Going to Happen)
When Southern Baptists Gets Saved


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