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Ministry of Defense and Encouragement entries

FWD: An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

 

Dear Frank Can I call you Frank? This is just pastor to pastor. Feel free to call me Peter. Anyway, I have to say I was flattered when I learned that your Decision America Tour took a detour off the…

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Help Me, Christian—I Can’t See Jesus

Christian, I have a problem that maybe you can help me with. I keep hearing you Christians tell me that I need Jesus; that he is my only hope, that he is the one who saves, that the best life available here is lived by knowing him. Many of you have spoken to me with……

via Help Me, Christian—I Can’t See Jesus — john pavlovitz

From: A Broken Heart To: A Broken Church

A wonderful insight of Queer Faith in the Heteronormative Church.

f is for friend

It was Sunday. I could smell the spam and eggs in the kitchen, my mom and dad were laughing over a cup of coffee, and I could hear Nicole C. Mullen’s “You’re the music of my heart” on repeat in the living room. I woke up with a huge smile on my face, it was Sunday! Sunday was my favorite day of the week. After a morning of breakfast and getting ready off we went, one big happy family ready for a day of church. Church is an all day event when you’re the child of a children’s pastor; an event that I loved. I loved the church. Loved.

Unfortunately saying the words “I love the church” isn’t an easy thing for me to do now days. Just the other day a friend asked me, “Jordon, how are things going with the church?”. I paused. I mean, I get…

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