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Sep 15, 2017

Right now, while living within an increasingly polarized nation, the hardest thing to do is to keep emulating Jesus. I utilized the word emulating for a reason. I utilized it, for as Christians, we are not simply called to follow Jesus; rather, we are called to emulate Jesus. We are called to live by his example, not just quote his words (or commentary on his words).

Blogger:Rev. Katherine Katsanis-SemelFounder, KaTransformations
Sep 05, 2017

I am the daughter, granddaughter, niece and relative of more than ten evangelical Baptist and Methodist ministers in Alabama and Georgia. I am also an openly-gay married woman and the Alabama State Director for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization dedicated to achieving equality for LGBTQ  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) Americans.

Blogger:Eva KendrickAlabama State Director, Human Rights Campaign
Aug 28, 2017

Much of the pain and suffering LGBTQ African Americans experience in theologically conservative churches happens in silence and secret. Some LGBTQ congregants do not even recognize the source of their pain, because sexuality, let alone non-heterosexuality, is not discussed or taught in many African American churches.

Blogger:Minister Andrea NoelCivil Servant, Artist, Entrepreneur
Sep 13, 2017

If you have not heard of Nancy Ledins, who passed away in July at age 84, her story is very much worth reading if you are concerned with Catholic LGBT issues.

Blogger:Robert ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
Aug 30, 2017

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are compelled to bear witness to the love, grace, and truth of God in every generation. We believe in and serve a God who is living and active, and continually drawing us nearer to the image of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom that he proclaimed.

Aug 25, 2017

Last week Wade Davis offered this invitation to white Americans in response to what happened in Charlottesville:

Blogger:Chris PaigeExecutive Director, Transfaith
Sep 06, 2017

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2

Blogger:Nelson Mendoza Seminarian, Seminary of the Southwest
Aug 30, 2017

Several years ago, I was pastor of a welcoming and affirming church. As a queer clergywoman, one would think that such a place would be the perfect place to flourish and thrive as a pastor.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberFounder and Creative Director, Holy Women Icons Project