Archives for October 2009

Live Tonight

I will be a live guest tonight on America’s most listened to Christian radio program, The Frank Pastore Show, from 5:20-5:50pm CST. You can listen live here. (the Listen Live link is on the left-hand side under the heading KKLA-FM Links). Much love. [Read more…]

Part 1: New Way of Activism

Yesterday I blogged about the recent GLBT Equality March on Washington, DC. My overall thesis was: Activism that ‘actually accomplishes something’ has to look different in today’s culture. Why? Because: Marches don’t work and make no impact Protests don’t do anything except get more people to hate you Yelling or holding signs gets you looked [Read More…]

Oct 13: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-13-09: If you want to get a point across, go and talk directly to the leaders. Not email or letters, face to face. Jeremiah 17:19-27 When I believe I actually have self-created power is the same moment I have stepped out on my own apart from God. Jeremiah 18:1-10 [Read More…]

Equality March in DC

Yesterday, October 11th, besides being National Coming Out Day, was the National Equality March in Washington DC. You can see the full purpose of the march here. Ultimately the three main issues on the table were: An official repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (something the Obama administration promised in the campaign) Gay Marriage Hate [Read More…]

Oct 12: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-12-09: The more I live the more I realize that nothing is of my own ability. Nothing. The quicker I grasp that the better. Jeremiah 17:5 If we actually believed nothing is of our own ability, there would be no need for fear. Jeremiah 17:7-8 Here’s a countercultural thought: [Read More…]

Part 2: I’m Straight, My Parents are Gay

Here is Part 1 of Mike’s story. Part 2 continues here: “I didn’t know it at the time, but I soon learned there was a tension there. On the way to my high school youth group every week, my dad and I listened to James Dobson and other conservative evangelicals on the radio as they [Read More…]

With Love, From Brian McLaren

I love Brian McLaren (above you will find a recent video of him leaving a note to pastors). Over the past few years Brian has been such a champion of The Marin Foundation’s work. He continually puts the Foundation’s work, and my book, in front of as many people as he possibly can (media and [Read More…]

Part 1: I’m Straight, My Parents are Gay

The posts throughout the weekend are the life story of Mike Filicicchia. I first met Mike through his comments on my blog, and his story is something that needs to be heard. Mike is straight. His parents are not. Here is Mike’s blog, and from my experiences with him he has shown me that he is [Read More…]

Cool Review from the UK

Review of Andrew Marin’s “Love is an Orientation” from Peter Ould on Vimeo. I ran across this video review of my book from Peter Ould in the UK. Here is his blog. In light of some of the harsh, and extremely vocal and public words from a small percentage in the Christian community in the UK have had for [Read More…]

Youth are Coming Out

In light of October 11th being National Coming Out Day, I thought this is an important topic to discuss. Last week the New York Times published an article about kids in middle school coming out. You can read it here. As with most everything else in today’s culture, youth are getting exposed to, and declaring [Read More…]

Oct 8: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-8-09: All the Lord asks of us is an open heart willing to listen, to then move in His ways so we’re not torn from Him. Jeremiah 13 When God’s children prophesy lies in His name, remember that God is not just of love, but also of judgment. Jeremiah [Read More…]

I Blocked Someone Today

This morning was the first time that I have ever blocked someone making comments. I had previously warned her three times publicly, and many other commenters have done the same. I have warned her about her comment length, the aggressiveness in which she comments and the blatant scape-goating that is always present. Here are a [Read More…]

God is Tearing Away Church Influence

Yes, you read that right. I believe that God is tearing away church influence. Let me explain. This morning while I was spending time with God I was reading the book of Jeremiah and came across something I thought extremely profound:  “2“Stand at the gate of the LORD’s house and there proclaim this message:       ” [Read More…]

Oct 6: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-6-09: It does matter what you do outside of church. Church is a building; God is a partner whose name is on the church. Jeremiah 7:9-11 When we’re upset with God doing something to spite Him, we just make ourselves look stupid. Jeremiah 7:19 The quickest way to be [Read More…]