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No, Being Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) is Not a Sin

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Being gay is not a sin. Neither is being lesbian, bisexual, or Transgender. The Bible never claims that it is. Christians should stop saying it. It’s the most reckless, wasteful, irresponsible misuse of religion; the most dangerous kind of stereotyping and license to discriminate—and it’s killing ...

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Why Using the Bible Against LGBTQ People is Irresponsible

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Christians will go to great lengths to get God to consent to their prejudices. It’s actually quite astounding and equally sad. Every day I watch and read fellow followers of Jesus attempting to use Scripture to discriminate against, marginalize, and condemn people who identify as LGBTQ. ...

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John Pavlovitz: Pastors, Stop Being a Barrier to Jesus

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com When people find out you’re a pastor, they have one of two responses. They either purposefully or unintentionally distance themselves, feeling they need to conceal the rough edges of their lives. Others move closer, trusting you with things they might not feel safe to share with ...

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5 Truths to Help You Not Lose Your Soul or Your Mind on Social Media

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Social media is my home and my workplace. As with many people, I live a good portion of my waking moments here, engaging, writing, responding—virtually existing. As fruitful as it can be, there’s a toll this all takes though, a price we are all paying that ...

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Waiting On A Personal Christmas

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Oh, we need a little Christmas, right this very minute…. Have you ever felt like something was off, something you couldn’t quite place but you were sure of just the same; a subtle but very profound not rightness? Well, something is not right in me these ...

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If You’re Going To Condemn Terrorism—Please Condemn All Of It

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com I despise bullies. I always have. As a young boy, when I scanned the hallways at school, my eyes instinctively sought out the underdog and the marginalized. I pushed back against those who brokered in intimidation. Into adulthood, I’ve retained the same burden for those who ...

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In Moments Such As These (While Paris Is Bleeding)

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Paris is bleeding tonight. We know little more than this with any certainty, and yet this is the only thing we really need to know right now. It is more than enough to enable us to do what we are most qualified and called to do ...

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THE LOVE LETTER TO WRITERS

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com There’s something all writers know, something that those who don’t write will never truly understand: To write is to bleed. The act of regularly opening yourself up in full view of an army of strangers is choosing to be exposed; to consent to have one’s unprotected ...

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3 Reasons “Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin” Is An Abomination

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Love the sinner, hate the sin. Rarely in history has there been a greater mischaracterization of the heart of Jesus or a more egregious bastardization of the Bible than these six words. The damage that LTSHTS has done in the lives of billions of people and ...

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John Pavlovitz: Thoughts On The Gay Community, Humanity, And Why I’m Not An LGBT Ally

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com A year or so ago this blog post, about how I’d respond if I learned that my children were gay totally blew up, allowing me an almost instant audience with millions of people from around the world. My words weren’t revolutionary and they weren’t very different ...

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