Book Review: Unprotected Texts

The following is a book review by Nathan Albert, our Director of Pastoral Care, for the book Unprotected Texts by Jennifer Knust. Her publisher HarperOne sent us this book to review on the blog. You can buy the book here. I think you should read Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire.  Provocative [Read More...]

March 29: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-29-11: Just because you do something miraculous, the whole world doesn’t have to know about it. Those who need to know will always know. Luke 8:56 You need nothing in life except for the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus. Plain. Simple. Luke 9:1-6 Hate breeds out of [Read More...]

Amazing Picture about Faith

Ever since I found out how small a mustard seed actually was, I’ve been obsessed with them. It really, really puts Jesus’ words about faith into perspective. Here’s a picture I took last night from my phone of a mustard seed next to my pinky. It’s just amazing stuff. I ask myself all of the [Read More...]

March 28: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-28-11: Are we bold enough to reach out to Jesus by admitting we’re at the end of our strength and understanding, no matter who is watching? Luke 8:47-48 The moment everything collapses and all the doors are shut, is the moment we need the greatest amount of child-like faith. [Read More...]

Tonight is the Night

About a month ago I got an email out of the blue from the City of Chicago. That’s usually never a good sign… However this time it was awesome. In it, I was being asked to be one of three judges for the final night of competition for the 58th Annual City of Chicago and Chicago Park District Junior [Read More...]

Humbled by Mention from LGBT website

The LGBT site MyOutSpirit recently wrote a really special (in my mind) article comparing The Marin Foundation’s work in the neighborhood of Boystown to a number of other incarnational organizations focused on love, including Mother Teresa’s work in India. You can read the full article here. MyOutSpirit gets us. They see that we’re here in [Read More...]

March 23: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-23-11: Faith in all things whether life is scary or calm is the only remedy to fearing death. Luke 8:24-25 There are times when those who are calm and in their right mind are much scarier than those who are insane. Luke 8:35-36 Fear is generally based on things [Read More...]

Part 5: Sacred Unions by Dan Brennan

This is the final post in a series written by author Dan Brennan (you can buy his book here) on sacred unions and friendship.  Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Here is Part 3 Here is Part 4 Part 5: “3. Sacred unions invites us to a spirituality of deep oneness in marriage [Read More...]

March 21st Living in the Tension

We will be hosting a Living in the Tension Community gathering tonight at 7pm and will be screening Almost Myself: Reflections on Mending & Transcending Gender. The movie features the filmmaker’s interviews with a number of transgender women as it relates to their experiences with transitioning (medical, relational, spiritual, etc.) and glimpses into their unfolding journeys [Read More...]

Article at 365gay.com

Dr. John Corvino wrote an article at 365gay.com about LGBTs being defined by their sexuality instead of a number of other facets that make up a person’s fully identity. John contacted me before he published the article because in it he writes about The Marin Foundation and the infamous Chapter 2 of my book. He and [Read More...]

Part 4: Sacred Unions by Dan Brennan

This is a series written by author Dan Brennan (you can buy his book here) on sacred unions and friendship.  Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Here is Part 3 Part 4: “Secular author Lisa Gee believes “a soul-mate doesn’t have to be a sex-mate.” For the Christian this statement takes us right [Read More...]

March 17: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-17-11: Choose wisely who you listen to, making sure you listen to those who speak with honest integrity over those trying to make headlines. Luke 8:18a Faithfulness is the unseen matters that actually matter. Luke 8:18b In God’s kingdom ‘family’ is based on those who hear and implement God’s [Read More...]

Part 3: Sacred Unions by Dan Brennan

This is a series written by author Dan Brennan (you can buy his book here) on sacred unions and friendship.  Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Part 3: “There was no question the biblical narrative speaks of a distinctive oneness in marriage where God calls Adam and Eve to enter a communion of [Read More...]

March 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 3-16-11: Path of a Jesus-centered existence that produces good fruit: Have a noble and good heart, retain the Lord’s commands and with a strong faith persevere trails. Luke 8:15 When people lie about you to tear you down, know that nothing stays hidden forever. The truth will always eventually [Read More...]


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