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June 15 2016

In 2012 I published a post about the slippery slope of the church’s rejection and condemnation of LGBTQ folks, namely that it would continue to lead to people being killed. I am sure people felt like, yes, there is violence[…]

October 9 2014

BRC and Friends is a 30-minute Google Hangout where I chat with friends and adventurers from around the interwebs. Each episode includes conversations about one of my guests passions, projects or area of expertise, a current events or two and we[…]

July 8 2014

  With the recent Hobby Lobby ruling from the supreme court allow for a religious exemption for the a corporation to not follow abide by all mandates for the Affordable Care Act (Dr. Gizzi Explains in better) what was expected[…]

January 13 2014

  This past weekend, I  had the privilege of spending a few days with the folks at the  2014 Christianity 21 Conference in Denver, CO. Along with some truly gifted thinkers and theologies, I was one of the 21 main[…]

May 6 2012

[Photo by stephenmeszaros] One of my favorite people in the world is, pastor and friend, Jan Edmiston [blog|twitter]. Unless she has a secret life – which could be entirely possible – I don’t believe that Jan has won any world championships, saved anyone[…]

April 26 2012

For the past couple of years I have served on the board of directors of California Faith for Equality, a faith-based group focused on achieving marriage equality  in California. While it has been a bit of a bumpy ride, I am grateful for the[…]

March 20 2012

Over the past few years, I have blogged on many issues of justice in the United States mostly around racism, public education and lgbtq struggles. While I have been called the anti-christ, a blamer of “whitey” and an insecure victim[…]

October 18 2011

This past summer, the denomination of which I am a member, the Presbyterian Church (USA), approved a change to our constitution that essentially removes any obstacles to the ordination of any qualified and called LGBTQ person. For some this has been far too[…]

October 11 2011

Today is National Coming Out Day. Celebrated on October 11 in the United States and around the world, this is a day that celebrates and raises awareness about LGBTQ movements, people and perspectives. One of the things that has been[…]

September 14 2011

For those of you familiar with the California’s FAIR Education Act (SB48), it is the latest target for many Christian groups who believe that homosexuality is a sin. Motivations are far more complex than that but for me to try and capture[…]

June 26 2011

HELP ME UNDERSTAND – This is a series of posts where I invite those who disagree with me about a great many things political, theological and social to speak their minds. My aim is not to incite comment wars, but[…]

June 14 2011

One of my many ongoing projects, the Be the Change series highlights fascinating who people I meet during my travels. These are folks who are doing the hard work of changing the world for the better by living our their passions[…]

June 6 2011

A few weeks ago, I was invited to be part of a press conference at the Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 Clergy Call in Washington, DC. Every two years HRC brings people of faith together to lobby elected officials regarding legislation[…]

May 9 2011

Now for those who know me, there should be no doubt where I stand on homosexuality and the church. Not a sin, not a choice, not an issue for me. Still, there is much work to be done to address[…]

April 27 2011

Like many denominations, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is grappling with issues of homosexuality and ordination and we are now in the final stretch of voting on constitutional changes. One amendment, 10a, if passed, would essentially open up ordination in our denomination to those[…]

October 11 2010

As many of you know, today is “National Coming Out Day” as sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign.  And while I generally don’t like to jump on the proverbial bandwagon for these kinds of things, I think it is well[…]

October 1 2010

This video was not scripted or well-edited, simply one dad's reactions to the recent heart-breaking teen suicides that have been on the forefront of the news cycle the past few weeks.  I did this because I was having a hard time[…]

August 9 2010

UPDATE 08.09 PM: Wow you all, the 100 response limit was reached in just a few hours after the polling began. Now of course, I realize that this is not scientific nor conclusive.  I also realize that if this same[…]

August 3 2010

For even my biggest detractors, it will come as no surprise that I am in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage here in California.  While most of the Asian American Christian voices out there have been vocally against such a shift[…]

May 1 2008

[photo: laenulfean] With the recent PJC decision ragrding Janie Spahr, I am again left wondering if we can truly agree to disagree about this particular “issue” in the church. This semantics-driven decision and some of the responses I have seen[…]

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