Archives for August 2011

Audio: My Recent Sermon on Community

This past Sunday I preached both services at Restore Community Church in Liberty, MO, just outside of Kansas City. The series was on Poverty in Your Own Backyard, and they asked me to preach on Poverty of Community. I thought the only way to understand what a poverty of community is, one must first understand [Read More…]

Faggot is Still Alive

Life in Boystown: As all of you probably know I live in the LGBT neighborhood of Chicago called Boystown, It’s where my friends live, it’s where I hang out, it’s where I go out to eat, where I go to the bank, work out, go grocery shopping and where I get my hair cut. These are the stories of [Read More…]

MTV’s 2011 VMAs

Tonight, with millions of others, I watched MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards. I enjoyed the comments on Twitter more than I did the actual program. I came away with 6 conclusions from tonight: 1. There are so many young, insanely rich “stars” that sing, act, perform and live completely pointless lives that are driven by [Read More…]

Aug 28: Preaching at Restore Community Church KC

Tomorrow, Sunday, August 28th, I will be preaching both services (9:30am and 11:00am) at Restore Community Church in Liberty, MO – right outside of Kansas City, MO. If you’re around the area, feel free to stop on by as I’d love to meet you. They meet at the Liberty Community Center. I will be preaching [Read More…]

It’s Real… I Hate Some People

I hate some people. It doesn’t make it right, it just makes it real. I’m not trying to self-justify my hate towards some in this world. I just need to get it off my chest. I know it’s strange… Andrew, you’re the one who preaches about love and reconciliation. What’s the deal with hate? Christians [Read More…]

Jay Bakker at Roscoe’s

At our last large Living in the Tension gathering at Roscoe’s in Boystown on July 6th, Jay Bakker was our featured speaker for the night. You can check it out below and the video starts to come in around 20 seconds. You can check out some pictures of the event here. If you have an upcoming [Read More…]

CEO’s Not Giving Political $$$$… Preach.

The other day when I was writing my article on Howard Schultz, Starbucks Founder and CEO, regarding his cancellation of a speaking appearance at Willow Creek, I saw him on CNN talking about his disgust with the partisan politics happening that is ruining our economy, and country. Schultz, live on TV, said he was a [Read More…]

Starbucks, Willow Creek and Christian Homophobia?

As many of you know from Twitter and Facebook I was asked to go to the first day of Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit, as a special guest of Willow, to hear Bill Hybels response to Howard Schultz, founder and CEO of Starbucks, cancellation to appear at the Summit. I was then asked by [Read More…]

Writing About Homosexuality

Yesterday there was an article posted on Huffington Post by two young evangelical authors about LGBT activists wrongly using the word ‘hate’ to describe those with a conservative theological framework. I have a few thoughts: The article was written well with good thoughts. Thoughts that I do tend to agree with. But at the end [Read More…]

Dying of AIDS

The other day I had dinner with a dear friend. I’ve known this man for years and he is oh-so-close to me in all ways of life. I honestly believe God put us together. I write about him in my book, in fact, I dedicated the book to him. He has AIDS. In fact, he is [Read More…]

In Our Thoughts & Prayers

A tireless and outspoken advocate in the LGBT community of Chicago, Christina Santiago, passed away this last weekend. The Marin Foundation would just like to send our condolences to the friends and family of Christina Santiago and your prayers would be appreciated during this difficult time for them. Christina Santiago, a well-known LGBT advocate and [Read More…]

The Marin Foundation’s DVD Curriculum

The past few days we have been finishing the filming for our new DVD curriculum. You can find more details about it here. Pictures from the behind the scenes of our time at the different locations with our different teaching sessions, intros and interviews, will be posted soon! Here is one that was taken yesterday [Read More…]

Cracking the Amazon Ranking Code

Note – This is a completely fun and unscientific analysis of Amazon Every author will tell you they don’t look at their Amazon ranking for a number of reasons like: –Ranking only takes into account the books (print or digital) sold on Amazon, and not in book stores or on Google Books or iBooks or [Read More…]

Article I wrote for the Journal of Political Theology

Recently I was asked to write an article for the Journal of Political Theology. This academic journal is the world’s premier journal about the intersection of politics and theology, and members of its editorial board include Cornel West, Miroslav Volf and Walter Brueggeman, among many other well respected and notable commentators and theologians in the world of politics [Read More…]