Churches that can agree on a basic, consistent standard of clarity when it comes to their actively enforced policies, have something powerful in common while retaining critical distinctions such as denomination and even theology. READ MORE.
A Q & A with Abby Norman, a pastor at New Hope Atlanta (United Methodist Church), on the importance of clarity for Women in Leadership.
If you are a church that desires to court people who describe themselves as “progressive Christians” while failing to be clear about your policies, you are contributing to the same Celebrity Church wolf-in-sheep-clothing problem we frequently criticize, just in a more culturally palatable way.
The evangelical church industry has a problem with ambiguity — and not just when it comes to church policies for queer folks and women. It also extends to campus ministry evangelism and crisis pregnancy centers.
As a new freshman at Yale, Timothy White found a sense of spiritual community and belonging through the campus InterVarsity chapter, until after a year of involvement he was told he couldn't hold any leadership positions because he is gay.
Pastor Gerald Sharon was the senior pastor of Southwest Church in Indian Wells until he tried to have the church move towards Clarity in its policy.