Earlier today, I followed a rabbit hole that originated from a list of online parenting articles a friend from my former church sent me. The path eventually led me to Tony Campolo's new project, a blog entitled "Red Letter Christians".
I first "met" Tony in Toronto's High Park area over a decade ago, at a sermon he gave, about poverty, and our call as Christians to serve the poor. I was intrigued at his dry, authentic humour and his charismatic approach. I heard him speak again some years later at a prayer breakfast event, and was again moved by his heart for the marginalized and his apparent commitment to convicting his fellow Christians of our collective need to address the complex and varied issues of Social Justice during our sojourn on Earth.
Campolo's blog project is kind of a neat space, where so-called Christians are challenged, by an assortment of bloggers, to reflect on a variety of sometimes "difficult" themes...
What would it mean to those individuals willing to share that being gay is all that they’ve ever known, if members of the church would respond by wanting to hear more of their story rather than rushing to tell them its the wrong story to have?