Archives for July 2010

New Comment Policy

I’ve never had a comment policy before … that was until I started getting a slew of emails from regular readers telling me they can’t continue commenting when they feel they are just going to get jumped all over. So, for the first time, here is my Comment Policy. Thank you in advance for following it. [Read More…]

July 30: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-30-10: It’s time to put our big-boy and big-girl pants on and start living a faith actually worth living. Matthew 17:19-21 You either forgive your most hated enemies or you, yourself, will meet the same fate. Matthew 18:32-35 In the church single people and those who are celibate are [Read More…]

Are you The Borg or are you Human?

I have really been thinking a lot about the following, as I believe it is unfortunately ever so true today: Culture no longer believes in progress, it believes in assimilation When I say ‘progress’ I am defining it the same as American theologian and pastor Warren Wiersbe when referencing Paul’s words of ‘progress’ to his young disciple [Read More…]

July 27: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-27-10: Are you trying to build the establishment of the Church or build bridges? Matthew 15:3-9, 23:1-7 There will come a moment in time where the gatekeepers need to be called out no matter what the personal consequence might be to you. Are you willing to be that bold? [Read More…]

Off the Grid

Until July 25th I will be in Vienna, Austria for the World AIDS Conference speaking with the United Nations AIDS (UNA), both their global and domestic programs. I don’t know how much time I will have to blog, so no promises… Prayers for this time are appriciated. Much love. [Read more…]

July 20 Living in the Tension

  Tonight, July 20th, is our next Living in the Tension at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120. We’ll be watching the documentary Paris is Burning, and then have a discussion about it after. Much love. [Read more…]

July 19: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-19-10: It’s our job to establish Kingdom in our everyday life no matter where we go, who we meet or who is for us or against us. Matthew 13:36-43 It was only recorded in the gospels that Jesus preached in a Synagogue four times. It’s time that we get [Read More…]

Part 3: Note to Skeptics

Public Statement: The work of The Marin Foundation is to build bridges between the LGBT community and a variety of faith communities through education, scientific research and diverse community gatherings. We are a movement shaped by bold individuals of reconciliation; whose orientation is one of love, who live in the tension of different social, theological [Read More…]

July 15: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-15-10: Believe the works you see with your own eyes right in front of you. Trust and doubt isn’t about an imaginary best-case-scenario in your own mind. Matthew 11:20-24 The most quoted Old Testament passage by Jesus (Hosea 6:6) is focused on subverting the establishment of a church filled [Read More…]

Part 8: Video Interviews from Chicago Gay Pride Parade

I asked this person: What would you think/do if a straight Christian came up to you and said I’m Sorry for how the Church has treated you, etc… His answer is the most powerful thing I’ve heard any LGBT person say regarding the power of I’m Sorry. Much love. [Read more…]

Update on Las Vegas Church ($) Supporting Leader of Anti-Gay Bill

Recently I posted about Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas who has publicly admitted to their financial support of Martin Ssempa, the man leading the charge in Uganda to pass the Anti-Gay Legislation. When this information went public, the Southern Nevada Health District, who had been partnering with Canyon Ridge to do HIV testing, [Read More…]

July 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-14-10: Jesus handled even well intentioned people trying to pin him down by asking them what they saw from his work, not just what they heard about him. Matthew 11:1-6 ‘Kingdom Establishment’ is personified in those who have ears, let them hear. Whether they do or not, we bring [Read More…]

Last Words of a Dying Man

Since Love is an Orientation started to get some notoriety I have been asked quite a few times to endorse people’s forthcoming books. I have learned that there are three main philosophies on giving endorsements, and here they are in descending order from most popular philosophy to least popular: 1. Endorse every book asked of you [Read More…]

Real Life. Real Love. Real Difficult.

I don’t want to clog any of what will be said with my words. PLEASE READ THIS. (and the comment on the link by Jesse, who was also there) If you have ever wondered about the work of The Marin Foundation, our Living in the Tension gatherings or what we’re all about – the above link will answer [Read More…]