Archives for August 2009

Part 1 – Recent Interview

Andrew Marin: Straight Guy in a Queer World Katherine Britton – News & Culture Editor In high school, Andy Marin admits he was a Bible-banging homophobe who had a habit of calling people “fag.” All that changed in the space of three months, when his three best friends came out to him, leaving him [Read More…]

Just Registering My Blog

I have to paste this code in a post to register my blog. zxhjm6k7ns Thanks. Talk soon. Much love. [Read more…]

Live Chat today from 3-5pm CST

Today is our next Live Chat! Last week went awesome: 35 people viewed the chat and 9 people joined in the conversation. I’m glad it went so well because if any of you have tried to email me, it takes me a while to respond due to the large amounts of highly personalized emails I get everyday from [Read More…]

Part 3 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

Fresh off of our riveting discussion about my responses to Barna’s research (here is Part 1 and Part 2), this is the actual article for which I originally answered those questions. Also quoted in the article are: Dr. Warren Throckmorton (see my Blogroll to the right) Dr. Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Alan Chambers [Read More…]

Aug 28: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 8-28-09: Justice is more important to the Lord than a sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3 Everything and everyone; enemies and friends; all have one thing in common. The Lord is the maker of all. Proverbs 22:2 The Lord will plunder those who plunder others here on earth. Proverbs 22:23 Patience and [Read More…]

Very Touching Review of My Book

My ‘Google Alerts’ just sent me this review of my book. Very, very touching. Just thought I’d share it with you all because right now I’m in tears. Much love. [Read more…]

Aug 27: My Supersized One Sentence Bible

This song chokes me up every time as I think about God as a strong tower standing tall in the storm. Unwavering. A never collapsing tower that I get to run to and hold on to when nothing makes sense. Here is the actual music video that would not allow me to display. Enjoy this song as you read [Read More…]

Aug 26: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 8-26-09: How closely you watch what you say shows how much you revere the life God has given you. Proverbs 13:3 Only fools mock a humbled man’s repentance of sin. Proverbs 14:9 A determined patience can calm any quarrel. Proverbs 15:18 Much love. [Read more…]

Part 2 – “who put YOU in Charge?”

Here are points 3-5 in answering yesterday’s question, “Who put YOU in charge?” 3. There is no other national voice doing or saying what I am. This is not to say that there are not other people around the country talking about this topic! I am not being cocky with this statement. There are plenty [Read More…]

Part 1 – “who put YOU in charge?”

In light of the last few posts and the string of passionate comments in those posts, I want to talk about a question I get asked a lot: “Who put YOU in charge?” Sometimes I get that in a completely sarcastic tone, sometimes an angry tone, sometimes it’s just a genuine query. I’ve never really [Read More…]

Aug 25: My One Sentence Bible

What is my One Sentence Bible? 8-25-09: A level playing field does not always tip in your favor; nor does it start there. Proverbs 11:1 Pride is disgraceful. Wealth is worthless at the day of wrath. Only humility will keep us on the right path to God. Proverbs 11:2-4 The wicked will eventually bring themselves [Read More…]

Aug 24: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 8-24-09: Freeness is sprinting away from the things that tear you from God’s ways. Proverbs 6:3-5 “Six things the Lords hates; seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into [Read More…]

Aug 22: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 8-22-09: Fools hate to be disciplined. Those with wisdom learn through it. Proverbs 1:7 GOD rebukes not out of hate, but of a yearning to reveal his will more clearly. If only we could listen instead of recoil. Proverbs 1:23 In the fear of the Lord lays the knowledge of [Read More…]

Another Denomination and Gay Ordination

In the wake of renown evangelical theologian John Piper’s haughty rant about a tornado being God’s judgement on the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s (ELCA) pending vote to ordinate gay clergy, an hour ago the ELCA voted to officially affirm partnered gay ministers. This makes the third denomination to do so, following the Episcopal Church and the United [Read More…]