Archives for January 2010

Sunday Update on Fundraising

Today I’m speaking in Irvine, CA at Mariners Church (no relation ) at their Lumen131 event. Each of the four people speaking get 20 minutes to communicate one big idea, and then we each have a 40 minute Q&A to follow. I’m really looking forward to this. Although, me and just 1 idea? I’ll try… As for [Read More…]

What Was Your 1st Ever Job?

Things have been a little emotionally heavy for me the past few days, so I thought I would lighten it up a bit. I saw this article from a friend on Twitter that highlighted the very first jobs of 10 of the most wealthy people in our country. Have a read. I really got a [Read More…]

A Whole General Session Devoted to “Exposing” Me

This video is from a recent United Kingdom Anglican Conference that occurred last week. One of their main stage sessions was titled: Evaluating the “Love is all you need” approach of Andrew Marin Yep, that’s right … they had a whole General Session on me, how I live my life, my book, and my theological [Read More…]

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Went Too Far

This post is very difficult for me to write. I am a fan of the work that GLAAD does. I think the homophobic nature of many media institutions and outlets do continue to negatively perpetuate false stereotypes, and therefore unnecessarily continue the ongoing culture war between the conservative and gay worlds. I have had history [Read More…]

Ask Me; I Dare You…

Recently I have been receiving a lot of stand-alone questions in the comment section of my posts—ranging from spiritual formation to why Brenda and I are trying to sell our condo to my understanding of Kingdom living in mainstream culture to why I theologically and culturally believe what I do to the hatred of ex-gay [Read More…]

Jan 27: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-27-10: Then God continued: “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.” Daniel 10:12 There are few messages within the Bible [Read More…]

Obama Appoints Transgender Woman

Earlier this month President Obama appointed Amanda Simpson as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. This is such a big deal because Simpson is the first ever transgender person to receive a Presidential appointment. Most of you have probably heard about this appointment already. I waited to comment on this situation because [Read More…]

Jan 26: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-26-10: The more trash you talk the quicker you will be removed from a place of authority. Daniel 7:11-12 Why do you ask things of God: Out of your own righteousness or desperate need for mercy? Daniel 9:18 Much love. [Read more…]

Gay Teen Worried He’s Christian!

This article was sent to me by a friend who is gay. I can’t quite decide if it’s hilarious or unfortunate? I’m leaning toward it being really funny… What do you think? Much love. [Read more…]

Jan 25: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-25-10: There is an interesting correlation between renouncing sins, being kind to the oppressed and Kingdom prosperity. Daniel 4:27 When your haters can’t find anything wrong with you they just make stuff up and tell the highest influencers to try to ruin you. Daniel 6:5 Then God sees a [Read More…]

Visiting Scholar at Ball State University

Yep, a Visiting Scholar  … that’s what Ball State University is calling me because I am here not to just talk to the Christian or GLBT groups on campus, but rather to the whole campus and staff on the culture war. The university itself has brought me in to do this, and it’s super exciting. [Read More…]

Love is an Orientation Wins its 4th Award!

Wow. This one’s a big one! The widely read and extremely respected publication Leadership Journal has just announced that Love is an Orientation won The Golden Canon Leadership Award for being selected as one of the Best 10 Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. I’m speechless. For real. Thank you all so much for [Read More…]

Part 8: United Kingdom

You’ve obviously gained a lot of experience working in this area, in what ways have you found that Christians and Christian churches need to change in order to reach the GLBT community? Three things immediately come to mind. First, one of the questions I frequently get asked is, ‘How do I live out the truth [Read More…]

Jan 19: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-19-10: So overlooked: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshack and Abendnego all committed themselves to be intellectual learners; not just faithful servants. Daniel 1 A person’s true character reveals itself in how they explain their circumstances – good and bad. Daniel 2:17-28 “The God of heaven will set up a kingdom that [Read More…]