Roundup: Sojourners, peace convocation, Hawking and heaven, Brad Pitt, and homophobia.

Roundup: Sojourners, peace convocation, Hawking and heaven, Brad Pitt, and homophobia.

Sojourners is doing coalition work

Brian McLaren’s thoughts on Sojourners, coalition building, and LGBTQ rights.

Tainted love

The cost of Sojourners’ refusal to take sides on LGBT issues.

Video streaming the peace convocation

The World Council of Churches will be web-streaming the plenary sessions and special events of the upcoming International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, beginning Wednesday May 18.

What Stephen Hawking doesn’t understand about heaven

N.T. Wright says it’s depressing to see Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant minds in his field, trying to speak as an expert on things he sadly seems to know rather less about than many averagely intelligent Christians.

Brad Pitt on Christianity and ‘Tree of Life’

Terrence Malick’s long-awaited cosmic family drama The Tree of Life had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday morning, engendering lofty conversations about faith and the impermanence of life from star Brad Pitt.

Time to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia

Violence, harassment or bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex people should not be tolerated, Australian Human Rights Commission President Catherine Branson QC said on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17.

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