All posts by Rev. Paul M. Turner

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We Are Not Three-Fifths of a Human Being

Marriage Equality, those two words have become the center of the final battle for gay rights. How far we have come and how far we have yet to travel. I remember when I was much younger and first coming to understand my sexual attraction and

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Our Spiritual Titanic

If there is one thing that is sure as the rising or setting of the sun, it is “Christians” do not like to be called on their crap. They say they help those who are hungry, homeless or on society’s edge because it is the

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The Christmas Fraud

I want to share this obvious observation: Even if there were some remote chance I could become pope … they would never let me. The reason is simple and it is not because of my progressive views of Christian theology, or the fact that I

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Inclusivity: More Than a Word

Inclusivity and religion, inclusivity and Christianity. I know those two words in today’s world seem to reside side by side. We know in our heart one cannot not have one without the other. However, what we experience with inclusivity and religion and/or Christianity, in this

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A House of Cards

There is no one who is running for the presidency of the United States on the Republican side of the aisle that is going to be helpful to the LGBTQIA community. In fact, the vast majority of them, if they get their way, are flat

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Ten Reasons to Own Your Faith

Since it is the end of the year and everybody seems to be doing a list. I thought I would jump in with one of my own. Please understand, I am writing this from my point of view as a follower of Jesus. If that

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And Jesus Wept…

A few years back there was a TV show called “In the Heat of the Night”. It was a spin-off of the movie by the same name. The TV series starred Carroll O’Connor as Chief William O. ‘Bill’ Gillespie and Howard E. Rollins Jr. as

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Coming Home

I stood in the emergency room of a local hospital with a young man who was barely 20, who was badly beaten and stabbed. He had been working the streets to get money for something to eat and a place to stay. He was on