On the Impossibility of Being a Moderate on Issues of Justice


So, let me lay out what it is I’m trying to do with all this writing about the inclusion of LGBTIQ people: Generally speaking, I’m not trying to persuade people who believe that being gay or transgender is a sin that it’s not a sin. The chances of that happening, I realize, remain slim. I’m trying to convince people who already believe that excluding people because of their sexual orientation or identity is wrong to quit hanging back for fear of making waves.

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About Derek Penwell

Derek Penwell is an author, editor, speaker, and activist. He is the senior minister of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, Kentucky and a former lecturer at the University of Louisville in Religious Studies and Humanities. He has a Ph.D. in humanities from the University of Louisville. He is the author of The Mainliner’s Survival Guide to the Post-Denominational World, from Chalice Press, about how mainline denominations can avoid despair in an emerging world. He currently edits a blog on emergence Christianity, dmergent.org, and blogs at his own site at derekpenwell.net.

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