Archives for July 2011

July 31: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-31-11: Summary of the work of a Christian life: Revere the Lord, work to establish God’s kingdom in the here and now, trust in God’s provisions for you, forgive as you have been forgiven, and always turn to the Lord for protection. Luke 11:2-4 There are times when persistence [Read More…]

July 30: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-30-11: Is wisdom the intellectual drive to question or is it having a simple faith that knows only of belief? Luke 10:21 When you push Jesus for further answers to justify yourself, beware of the reply. You are then held responsible. Luke 10:25-37 Always be alert of what you [Read More…]

Interesting Event this Saturday, July 30th

Tomorrow morning, Saturday July 30th, Randy Roberts Potts, openly gay grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, will be sharing his story at the 2011 Inclusion Conference in Chicago; and be on a panel discussion on sexuality and the Bible afterwards. This should be really interesting, as personally, I have quite a few connections to Oral Roberts and his university. [Read More…]

July 29: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-29-11: There is a difference between kingdom establishment and proselytizing. Luke 10:9 When you offer peaceful hospitality and it is not returned in kind, know they are in the Lord’s hands and judgment. Luke 10:10-16 Authority is not about power but of humble remembrance of who allowed you that [Read More…]

The Government and Money: I Don’t Get It

I don’t get how the US government can’t stay within a budget without grossly exceeding it every year. When regular businesses spend all their money and can’t pay, they get shut down (unless you’re a huge bank with lots of ties to the White House, but that’s another thing I don’t understand that frustrates me [Read More…]

July 28: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-28-11: Too many who believe in Jesus lack the will to actually follow Jesus because by all cultural standards the sacrifice is too great. Luke 9:57-62 There needs to be people in advance to prepare the way for the potential of a message to resonate. Luke 10:1-3 Humble hospitality [Read More…]

Shocked About New York Gay Marriage

I saw on the news the other day that on the first day of LGBT couples having the right to get legally married in New York, the New York City Clerks Office (NYCCO) reported that a record 659 marriage licenses were picked up. The NYCCO, and the news outlet, didn’t explain what “record” meant, so [Read More…]

July 27: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-27-11: In Jesus’ kingdom there are no divisions among those that proclaim his message. Do you think badly about denominations that are not yours? Luke 9:49-50 Jesus very clearly, and with strong assurance, dignifies the humanity of all people. Luke 9:51-55 It is better to walk away because of [Read More…]

July 26 Living in the Tension

If you are around Chicago, we will be meeting tonight for our Living in the Tension community gathering on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 at 7pm. We will be watching a documentary on transgender children and discussing the film afterwards. We hope to see you there Much love. [Read more…]

July 26: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-26-11: Continue to believe—you can enact the power of the Lord through your faith. Luke 9:38-41 Even until the last moment, the devil cowers under true Authority. Luke 9:42-43a Our innate human nature pulls us towards wanting to gain more power. Eternal influence comes through the faithfulness of the [Read More…]

Video: Sexuality and the Emergent Church

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player While at Wild Goose Festival, the Odyssey Network asked me, and a few others, some questions regarding an analysis of the intersection of sexuality, LGBT issues and the emergent church. Here is what they found… Do you think progressive Christianity today must stand with the LGBT community, otherwise they will [Read More…]

July 25: My One Sentence Bible

I know it has been a long while since I have consistently posted My One Sentence Bible. For that, not only am I sorry to you, but also regretful that I haven’t spend enough time recently reading the Word of God. Here is the first day of my re-comittment. 7-25-11: Don’t feel shame in claiming, [Read More…]

Another Fun Video I’m in about Wild Goose Festival

This video is from InterVarsity Press’ Likewise line, which my book is published under. They did a video featuring a bunch of Likewise authors including myself, Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Margot Starbuck, Sean Gladding and others… What do you think of my little clip about reconciliation? Much love. [Read more…]

Andrew on the Radio Program Steve Brown, Etc

Earlier this week I appeared on the Steve Brown, Etc radio program to talk about my story, work, book and beliefs. You can listen to it in its entirety here. Much love.  [Read more…]