Archives for October 2010

Video of Tony Campolo Speaking at our Living in the Tension Gathering

Dr. Tony Campolo speaks at Roscoes in Chicago, IL from The Marin Foundation on Vimeo. Here is the video you all have been waiting for… Much love. [Read more…]

Article I Wrote for Religion Dispatches

Here is the link to the article I just wrote for Religion Dispatches. It’s a counter commentary to Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, who wrote a guest article for the Washington Post. People need to know that not just LGBT people are tired of the same negative generalizations that only stir up further dissent. I was offended [Read More…]

October 19: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-19-10: When people can’t grasp you or what you’re all about, they automatically take offense against you. That’s on them, not you. Mark 6:2-3 Grassroots ‘Movements of the Way’ will get recognized no matter the lack of structured publicity. It’s up to others to believe or deny the rumors [Read More…]

What the ‘Hell’?

This morning I woke up and had four Facebook postings on my wall waiting for me, all from a guy who said following (and yes, these are the actual messages): “You are a false prophet leading others into hell. Everyone needs to turn away from Andrew Marin now. The Lord is coming and will not [Read More…]

October 18: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-18-10: Jesus speaking to the demons, with Authority, still treated them with dignity. Mark 5:9-13 Death brings even enemies to their knees asking Jesus for help. Mark 5:21-24 Don’t be afraid of what everyone else sees as impossible and then laughs at you because of it. Just continue to [Read More…]

Whatever You Do, Just Don’t Drink and Drive

According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 seconds! Every 40 frikin seconds! I have had 2 people very, very close to me get killed by drunk drivers. And yesterday, October 17th, was the 13th anniversary of one of my best friends, Alli Matzdorf, who was killed by [Read More…]

I Had to Have a Biopsy This Morning

This morning I had a regularly scheduled six month follow-up with my dermatologist. No big deal. I just needed some refills for a prescription I’ve been taking for acne. Close to the end of our time I remembered to ask her about a strange red bump that has been on the top of my right [Read More…]

Review of my Book and Work on Sojourners Blog – God’s Politics

Here is the link that Ron Sider, President of Evangelicals for Social Action, a professor and director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote on Jim Wallis’ really well read blog about my book. He gave some praises as well as some critiques. I thought it was [Read More…]

October 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-14-10: Transparency takes on a number of forms, especially for those who are willing to be willing and those who are not. Mark 4:21-25 Nothing can stop the Kingdom Movement from advancing and becoming. Mark 4:26-29 Jesus put faith in perspective: The moment you stare your own terror in [Read More…]

Speaking Tonight in Naperville, IL

I will be speaking tonight at Calvary Church in Naperville, IL starting at 7:30pm. It is open to the public, so if you’re around I’d love to see you. I will be speaking about the way Jesus engaged his own very politically driven culture and how that applies to us today. Much love. [Read more…]

The Trevor Project

In light of the tragic string of youth that have committed suicide as a result of being bullied for their actual or perceived sexual orientation, a great resource that I would like to point out is The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention among LGBTQ [Read More…]

Living in the Tension Tonight with Tony Campolo

Today is Monday October 11th, National Coming Out Day, and The Marin Foundation is holding our next Living in the Tension Gathering. Tonight we will host Dr. Tony Campolo who will be speaking on the topics of Faith, Sexuality and Politics. Our event will be held at Roscoes, the historic gay bar in Boystown. It’s free and starts at 7:30pm [Read More…]

Part 2: Time to ‘Name’ What Is Ignored

This is Part 2 written by Kevin Harris – Director of Community Relations for The Marin Foundation. You can read Part 1 here. Naming a problem prompts us to take ownership of it, while making it harder to ignore for ourselves and those around us. Thomas Friedman stated; “In the world of ideas, to name [Read More…]

Article I Wrote on about LGBT Bullying

Here it is. I name names because I think this is too important. Much love. [Read more…]