Archives for November 2010

When God Throws a Party

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” -Dorothy Day There are those words by Jesus that seem to haunt and inspire me at [Read More…]

Go and Sin No More

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. You will often hear Christians with a more conservative view of scripture as it relates to homosexuality say that they must share their faith with grace and truth when it comes to engaging the gay and lesbian community. Translated [Read More…]

I’m in Geneva, Switzerland until Dec 5

Starting today I am flying to Geneva, Switzerland to speak to the United Nations at their International headquarters – specifically through the UNAIDS: Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS. Since May 2010 I have been involved in on-going discussions with UNAIDS surrounding what it means to build bridges with conservative faith communities, as well as on the topics [Read More…]

Archive Problems

Just in case you were wondering why since yesterday, when you click on any older post on the blog that all of the links are “broken”? It’s because my blog had to move hosts and we’re still trying to work out the whole ‘archive’ section. Hang in there… hope it will be fixed soon. Thanks. Much love. [Read More…]

Thankful on Thanksgiving for Oppression?

  This is my friend, Native American leader Richard Twiss, speaking about the abuse against Natives by the white power structure of our country. The first one minute and twenty four seconds of this video Richard throws it down (because he’s speaking at a conservative Christian college’s chapel service, it seems like he eased up a little on them the [Read More…]

Part 1: My Life in Boystown

As most of you know I live in a very unique neighborhood in Chicago, called Boystown. Since it’s so unique, my life here and the experiences that I have here are also quite unique to the majority of the rest of the country (world). I figured I would start an ongoing series of random posts [Read More…]

Nov 24: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 11-24-10: Sincere prayers for others can only start with turning the mirror on yourself. Mark 11:25 The gatekeepers will always be the first ones to meet you in the doorway to doubt you. Mark 11:27-28 There are times when you need to stick it to the man. They’ll back [Read More…]

A Moving 10 Minutes…

The other day I was reading around the blog of Paul Young, the author of The Shack. I really enjoyed The Shack, in fact last year I thought it was the best fiction book I read all year. I didn’t even know Paul Young had a blog until recently. I was excited to learn that [Read More…]

Nov 22: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 11-22-10: Those who are intimidated by your influence will always look to discredit and ruin what the Lord has given you. Mark 11:18 A legitimate, bold faith will always seem insane to even those who are already believers. Mark 11:23 Pray with belief, not just hope. Mark 11:24 Much [Read More…]

Nov 20: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 11-20-10: Faith heals you, not the gatekeepers to it. Mark 10:46-52 There is no such thing as a simple interchange of conversation. The moment the conversation begins is the culmination of much that has already happened in the background. Mark 11:1-6 Everyone has a breaking point; even Jesus. Mark [Read More…]

Video of Me Speaking at an LGBT Christian Event

Here is a video of me speaking at The Evangelical Network (TEN) national conference, being interviewed by radio host Tony Sweet. You can check out TEN’s website here and their YouTube Channels here and here. I really appreciate the President of TEN, Todd Ferrell, not only giving me the opportunity to be there with them, but also for [Read More…]

What is the “Gospel”? To Me it is…

Thanks for all of your great insights yesterday on what you believe is the Gospel! I loved reading them, and I generally like to think that the people that read this blog are at least 82.6% smarter than people who read any other blog Maybe it’s just that the people who have thought about what the [Read More…]

Nov 18: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 11-18-10: Jesus’ radical teachings show us how separated we actually are from living his reality for us, no matter how well intentioned we might be. Mark 10:35-45 A good leader brings together opposing parties before its irreconcilable. Mark 10:41-42a Well known Christian conferences, authors and teachers take note: A [Read More…]

What is the “Gospel”?

In April 2010 I heard a man I know and respect greatly, Scot McKnight, speak about his understanding of the Gospel. Scot is a no-joke theologian and someone that when he talks, people (and I) listen. His talk about the Gospel peaked my interest because I had never really thought deeply about what I believed the Gospel [Read More…]