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Who’s free speech protecting these days?

Free speech is one of the cornerstones of American Democracy. However, what are the boundaries of free speech? In the current political milieu, the protection of free speech appears to have an amorphous and wide expanse when it comes to sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic rants on many social media platforms and college campuses.

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Coming Out, Coming Home: Love & Stardust

Sermon delivered June 17, 2018 by Rev. Elizabeth Durant

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More Color More Pride:Courage in Mary’s Gospel

This sermon was presented on Sunday June 18th 2017 by Rev. Elizabeth Durant at First congregational United Church of Christ, Portland Oregon.

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7 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Don’t Want to Go to Your LGBTQ+ Inclusive Church

So let’s start with listing the reasons why LGBTQ+ individuals might not want to go to church at all.

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A Different View of God

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber on how she experienced a divine intervention that changed her view of God from being one she feared to one that symbolizes grace.

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J. J. Warren – During and after After the General Conference of the United Methodist Church

Watch 2 videos of J.J. Warren on the General Conference of the United Methodist Church’s decision on homosexuality.

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Bishop Yvette Flunder Interview with Deshna, Director of ProgressiveChristianity.org

Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Rev. Deshna Charron Shine discuss what makes a healthy and thriving church community, how to continually feel nourished by the teachings of Jesus, and how our beliefs inform our actions.

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Zero Theology

Escaping Belief through Catch-22s

In “ZeroTheology”, John Tucker argues that not only can one be a Christian without holding any traditional beliefs but that one can only be a Christian by getting out of religious belief altogether.

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Rev. Irene Monroe on LGBTQ Issues in Religious Communities

Interview on PBS' Amanpour & Company

Watch Video of Interview of Rev. Irene Monroe on PBS’ Amanpour & Co. discussing LGBTQ Issues in Religious Communities.

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The Patchwork Podcast with Brandan Robertson

Hosted by author and pastor Brandan Robertson, Patchwork brings together various voices and perspectives on the topics of spirituality, social justice, and culture to help you expand your mind and tap into a richer, fuller life.

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Watching These Exhausting Debates Closely

Did you watch Tuesday night’s Democratic debate? The race to the White House for Democrats is an exhausting one, and I’m simply watching the battle on television. 

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Celebrating 20 Years!

Sermon Video: Scripture Reading – 1 John 4:7-21

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Send Her Back?

Last week, a CNN editor reached out to me and asked if I would write a piece for them regarding the crowd at President Trump’s rally in Greenville, North Carolina, that shouted “Send her back!” in response to his criticism of four Congresswomen. The editor wanted me to reflect on how Christians could justify chanting such a thing. 

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All Rev’d Up

All Rev’d Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price III come from different black faith perspectives, they’re of different generations, they hail from different parts of the country and they come together in this podcast to talk about faith in a different way.

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Where the Edge Gathers: Building a Community of Radical Inclusion

Flunder uses examples of persons most marginalized by church and society to illustrate the use of village ethics–knowing where the boundaries are when all things are exposed–and village theology–giving everyone a seat at the central meeting place or welcome table.

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The Work Of The People

Work out your faith and renew hope through our film library of spiritual leaders and contemplative pieces.

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Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity.

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I’m Gay – Eugene Lee Yang

Eugene comes out as gay in his original, deeply personal music video, featuring music by ODESZA.

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