Caleb Kaltenbach, the author of Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction (Oct. 20, 2015) was featured in the June 9, 2015, New York Times front-page story “Evangelicals Open Door to Debate on Gay Rights.” Written by religion editor Laurie Goodstein, the article examines the conversation happening within the Evangelical church about LGBT rights and gay marriage by sitting in on a meeting between Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian, and a group of Christian pastors, including Caleb Kaltenbach. In his forthcoming book, Kaltenbach shares his personal story of growing up in a divorced family with two gay parents and mother active in the LGBT rights movement. Kaltenbach became a Christian as a teenager and now as a pastor teaches that it is possible to love those around you without compromising your convictions.
Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own (WaterBrook Press, March 19, 2013) by debut authors Ryan and Josh Shook has swept through the national bestseller lists during its first week on sale with the book ranking #4 on the New York Times Hardcover How-to, Advice, Misc list (Apr. 7), #5 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Non-fiction list (Apr. 1), #8 on the Wall Street Journal Hardcover Non-fiction list (Mar. 29), and #107 on USA Todays Top 150 (Mar. 28).
Brothers Ryan (24) and Josh (23) Shook, the oldest sons of mega-church pastor Kerry Shook of the Woodlands Church near Houston, joined forces to tell their experiences of leaving home and doubting their faith. The two discovered that each of them needed to develop a personal relationship with Christ instead of relying on the one passed [ … ]
Cleaning House author Kay Wills Wyma discusses teenage suicide in the New York Times Motherlode blog.
Wyma discusses the possible role responsibilities may play in helping to prevent the growing statistics and trend. To read her entire post “Could Responsibilities Help Prevent Teenage Suicide?” click here.
Be sure to read Mark Oppenheimer’s New York Times “Beliefs” op-ed on Saturday, January 22, 2011. In it, Oppenheimer explores the tradition of fasting. Weems, author of Awakening, will be quoted.
David Platt, author of the New York Times best-selling Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream, was featured in an opinion editorial peice in the New York Times.
Read the article here.