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My parents were both very intellectually honest, straightforward, and for them, faith meant that you were fully engaged.

Well, I affirm orthodox Christian faith. I affirm the Nicene Creed. I don't think I'm doing anything terribly new.

Suffering, it turns out, demands profound imagination. A new future has to be conjured up because the old future isn't there anymore.

The historical orthodox Christian faith is extremely wide and diverse.

I embrace the term 'evangelical,' if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a hopeful outlook. That's a beautiful sort of thing.

To be honest with you, I am passionate about all the people out there who want to know Jesus, they want to know God, and they are sick of a system that is hung up on a bunch of things that have nothing to do with the love of God.

My experience as a pastor is lots of people have really toxic, dangerous, psychologically devastating images of God in their head, images of a God who's not good.

We live in a world where we have friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, people we journey with for years who are gay. And we need to love, affirm and all of us together work on the real problems that we have in the world.

When someone sets out to be controversial or provocative or shocking as an end in itself, I don't think that's a noble goal.

Suffering is traumatic and awful and we get angry and we shake our fists at the heavens and we vent and rage and weep. But in the process we discover a new tomorrow, one we never would have imagined otherwise.

Celebrity seems totally at odds with authentic community and honest, real sorts of relationships.

Every generation has to ask difficult questions about what does it mean to follow Jesus.

For a lot of people in our world today, God has become about believing the right stuff so you don't get in trouble.

I am for love, whether it's a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man.

I believe God gives people the right to say no, to resist, to refuse, to reject, to cling to their sins, to cling to their version of their story.

I like to say that I practice militant mysticism. I'm really absolutely sure of some things that I don't quite know.

I'm very comfortable in a room with thousands of people.

If there's any place where you would express your deepest doubts, it would be church.

No one has the last word other than God.

Swords appear strong, but they're actually quite weak. Jesus appears weak, but he's actually quite strong.