This week, one of the NYT’s advice columnists responded to a question about inviting unsupportive relatives to a wedding. I’ve thought about this question before, and not just in the context of LGBT couples: For me, the point of being present at a wedding is to bear witness to the relationship at the heart of […]
A thoughtful duo of posts from Empire Remixed’s Andrew Stephens-Rennie: A Lifetime of Habits (April 9, 2013) Idolatry & the Crisis of Being (April 11, 2013) My favorite exchange comes from the comment section: A respondent writes: Habits of living, rituals of inclusion, shape habits of reading. And Andrew replies: There is this feedback loop […]
This review originally appeared at the Hillhurst Review on April 8, 2013. Lee, Justin. (2012). Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate New York: Jericho Books. It all started with the kid in high school who called me “God Boy.” Justin Lee, co-founder, director, and public face of the Gay Christian Network, has been […]
“To This Day… for the bullied and beautiful” flows out of Shane Koyczan; he speaks from experience for everyone who can’t.
On Being hosts internet entrepreneur Seth Godin: On the Art of Noticing and Then Creating Choose between Krista Tippett’s edited and unedited audio conversation with Seth about the responsibilities of creation—”being artists rather than cogs”; the risks inherent to contemporary change; and how conventional education doesn’t yet prepare students for the creative and less bounded […]
Janet Mock on the Power of Words “Words are things,” Dr. Maya Angelou said during her 2011 Master’s Class on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure […]