Archives for January 2010

Part 3: United Kingdom

One of the days I was in London I had the privilege of speaking at the Salvation Army International Headquarters to a wide variety of British clergy, pastors, denominational heads, theologians, authors and some overall movers and shakers. Beyond such a great opportunity, the unique part to that day was immediately after I had the [Read More…]

Part 2: United Kingdom

The very first thing out of their mouths: “The world would be a better place without religion.” Ouch. One of the next things they said after I asked what have their experiences been with Christians: “I haven’t really had any experiences with Christians.” Ouch again. Here in the States we constantly hear that England is [Read More…]

Part 1: United Kingdom

As many of you know, this past September I was invited to go on a two week tour throughout some of the United Kingdom to talk about my book and The Marin Foundation’s bridge building work. I started in Eastbourne, went to Brighton (from what I was told is considered the gay capitol of England), then on to Edinburgh [Read More…]

Definition of Compassion

I just read one of the best conceptualizations of compassion that I’ve ever read outside of the Holy Scripture: Hebrew [chesed]: To love tenderly, to have mercy, compassion upon anyone “Compassion is derived from the Latin words ‘pati’ and ‘cum’ which together mean “to suffer with.” Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to [Read More…]

Much Love Video

The title says it all. Monday’s are no fun, so I’m sending a minute of my love because I do love you all! Much love. [Read more…]

Another Award!

Wow. I can’t say anymore than I’ve already said about how unexpected and special this whole book thing has been, both in regards to the impact that it has had and how it has been received by both the GLBT (secular and religious) and conservative religious communities. Love is an Orientation just recieved its third award, being listed in a [Read More…]