I'm on the bridge – Support for Same-Sex Marriage from within the Church

The post I wrote last week about marriage equality was partly brought about by the movie Selma.  The movie documents the three marches (or part marches) from Montgomery to Selma in 1965. It’s an incredible movie to watch – it brings the civil rights movement to life – and it also impacted me as an…

How the 'normal' person reacts to racism

A brilliant social experiment was done in Lithuania where a new migrant to the country has a Facebook post that is ladened with racist themes targeted directly at him. It is written in Lithuanian so he asks a local to translate it for him into English. Check it out for yourself [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNX1256eVw8&w=560&h=315] The audio…

It's Time

A guest post by Idoya Munn Change. The church has been doing it since she was born. We are a responsive creature. We move, adjust, transition, re-configure, re-imagine, re-group, adapt, alter, and transform. It’s a sign of life. Here’s a potted history:  Pentecost, Constantine, Polycarp, Clement, Iraneaus, the Council of Nicaea, Arianism, the Council of…

Marriage Equality is the New Civil Rights Movement

It’s probably been fairly obvious for a while that I am a supporter of marriage equality.  I have always viewed same-sex marriage as a cut and dry case of civil rights. I believe that marriage is a governmental institution, not one that belongs to the church. Marriage, in its many forms, pre-dates the church. And as…

David Grohl breaks leg and finishes concert

So, interesting story. As they were playing Monkey Wrench, Foo Fighter’s lead singer Dave Grohl fell off the stage…and broke his leg [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLWfLeHSZ-8&w=560&h=315] He then announced he would return after going to the hospital, however his band said they’d play a couple of songs “before they left” so it looked like what Grohl meant…