Tony Campolo on Demonstrating Love

We hear it all the time, don’t we?

“I love homosexuals ….. but…..”
“I love gay people ….. but ….”

How is it that Christians truly demonstrate this love?

Tony Campolo challenges that “but” in unequivocal terms. Check out this clip:

What questions does this raise for you?

-WG

Milk

Well I finally got to see the movie, “Milk” last night. It was with an eclectic group of straight and gay, Christian and not. And after the movie we had some good conversation together. For those of you not familiar with the movie, the basic story is that of Harvey Milk the first openly gay…

Outrageous Grace

I have a little daily calendar that displays a passage from the Message. (Have I told you that I am completely addicted to the Message? I’m even using it this year for my “read through the Bible in a year” readings.) Almost without fail, this little calendar, that I seriously got at a yard sale…

Like a Weaned Child

You know those days when you just feel stressed…. Overwhelmed….? Today was one of those days. I follow a lot of conversations on a daily basis. I read a lot and think a lot and pray a lot – in the midst of trying to get all my New Direction work done and keeping my…

Dealing with Conflict

Addressing and resolving conflict is rarely listed as someone’s favourite activity. Most people would put it up there with say, dentist appointments, tax time, or spring cleaning. According to my personality assessments, I am the kind of person that longs for harmony. Picture it: a campfire on the beach, someone strumming their guitar, and the…

"I am Disarmed"

I have come to deeply love the writings of Jean Vanier ….. and so when I spotted a copy of “Finding Peace” on a shelf at my friends, Mark and Karen, I asked to borrow it. Vanier shares a poem that he translated from French written by Athenagoras, the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople from 1948…

Today is the Day of Silence…..

….. and I’m speaking up. I’m speaking up for the kids who can’t. Bullying is a real and devastating reality. I’m a mom. My children are in elementary school. My middle daughter has Tourette’s Syndrome and has to cope with her tics – which get worse with stress. She is bullied due to her tics…

What to do on the Day of Silence

If you are a student, or work with students and are wondering about practical things you can do on the Day of Silence here are a couple ideas: 1) Listen! This might seem odd advice given that many people will be silent, but at many schools there will be presentations or assemblies. Many Christians feel…