Archives for March 2010

Sexuality and Theology: Part 2

Here’s Part 1 We then started to talk about sexual consumerism—no, not human trafficking, but rather sexuality being consumed to fuel one’s self worth and give them validity as ‘fully human’. So often people feel that they cannot be ‘fully human’ living in the way God created us as sexual beings without the ‘sexual’ part. [Read More…]

March 31: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-31-10: God will punish the complacent. You have no excuse to continue doing ‘nothing other than what you’ve always done’. Zephaniah 1:12 On the Great Day of the Lord, God will first go to those seeking righteousness and humility. That number, Christian and non-Christian, might be a whole lot [Read More…]

Sexuality and Theology: Part 1

Recently I was asked to participate in a private discussion with 15 other national leaders surrounding the topics of sexuality and theology. The group was made up of a few straight conservative evangelicals, a few straight progressive (“liberal”) evangelicals, a few straight mainline clergy members, a couple of academics, an HIV/AIDS physician, a Clinical Sexologist a gay celibate [Read More…]

Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner

I don’t know Matthew Paul Turner. I’ve never talked to him nor have I ever met him—but I now feel like he’s my BFF! Reading Hear No Evil is literally like having a conversation with your best friend. It’s full of comfort, humor and extreme awkwardness, and that’s only the first couple of pages. Why [Read More…]

March 30: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-30-10: Don’t think God doesn’t hear your prayers. He might even raise up your enemy to help you out. Habakkuk 1:1-11 Instead of questioning God as to why He would allow such horrendous things to happen in our world, look instead inside yourself and your faith, which compels you [Read More…]

What does ‘Living in Sin’ Actually Mean?

I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately. I often hear straight Christians talk about the GLBT community as ‘living in sin’. What does that mean? I’m being serious. My default is: Are we not all literally living in sin, no matter who we are or what we’re doing (Romans 3:23)? James 2:10 (my translation) says: “If [Read More…]

England, Please Help Me!

This post is for all of my homies in England. As you know I will be speaking in your beautiful country from April 3rd-26th (see Speaking Schedule above). With all of the new laws going on and a variety of reactions, I would LOVE to hear from you all about your thoughts about bridge building in the UK so [Read More…]

Tonight: Living in the Tension

Don’t forget tonight’s (March 29th) Living in the Tension Gathering at 7pm CST at The Marin Foundation’s offices: 5241 N. Ashland Ave 1st Floor. Tonight will be about the ‘power of I’m sorry’ Much love. [Read more…]

March 29: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-29-10: Even in all of the Lord’s power: reigning and judging, our Father is yearning to be our protection in any time of trouble. Nahum 1:1-7 Vividly, the Lord can expose anyone. I’m still confused why certain people and groups think it’s their job to do the ‘Exposing’… Nahum [Read More…]

I Support the Golden Rule Pledge

Coming up is the National Day of Silence, where GLBT youth and their allies vow to not talk today at school to bring awareness to the name-calling, bullying and harassment of them in schools. In response to this day there are many Christians out there who decide to pull their kids out of school in [Read More…]

Off the Grid Today-Friday

It’s 4am and unfortunately I am awake! I’m off to the airport this morning to participate in a closed-door meeting today through Friday with a selected group of Christian and gay leaders who have come together to have a discussion. Please pray for this time as it’s a unique opportunity, I believe, for all of us. Much [Read More…]

We Sold Our Condo!

Great news…we sold our condo today! Praise the Lord for this great sale in such a rough market where sellers are getting taken to the cleaners. We got a very fair price and we’re able to use the money for our down-payment on whatever place we get next…just have to find one first. Much love. [Read more…]

Learn What it Means to Dialogue!

Ok, I’m over people thinking that it’s ok to call other people (and lately which have frequently been directed to me) names. It’s not ok that some people’s first resort is to call names. STOP IT! I’ve never, not once, ever, called anyone a name on this blog. No matter what is said to me, I’ve [Read More…]

Are Gay Equality Rigths Orgs Really Fighting for Equality?

Last year I went to speak in Mississippi and that was the first time I had ever been to that State. As soon as I stepped off the plane I realized that the Mississippi state flag still has the Confederate Flag in it (see picture above)! Seriously Mississippi, it’s 2010. Anyway, I’m sure by now [Read More…]