Archives for February 2012

Featured on Chicago Based TV Show

We recently had the opportunity to share about the work of The Marin Foundation with our friend Darren Calhoun on Different Drummers, a part of Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries. You can check out the video below: Much love. [Read more…]

“Christian” “Friends” can be Cowards

It’s a shame it’s so true. And Christian folks wonder why so many non-believers keep saying ‘Church’ has such a bad reputation. Christians keep turning their back on themselves because of too many fear based thought-processes. Seriously, just have someone’s back. Not that hard. Much love. [Read more…]

I Can’t Return Your Call Right Now

Hello… Just a quick note, my cell phone broke last week while I was speaking at Anderson University and I just got a new one yesterday. Because I made the switch in carriers so I could change my phone from a Blackberry to an iPhone, the “porting” takes up to 24 hours. So if you [Read More…]

When Your Child “Comes Out”

The following post was written by Nathan Albert. Nathan is the Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. I get a lot of emails from parents asking what to do when their children come out.  As a heterosexual, I can only say so much on this subject. However, after talking to countless LGBT youth [Read More…]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Thurs. Feb. 23rd

For our upcoming Living in the Tension community gathering on February 23rd, we will be continuing the conversation around the topic of “bridge building”. What do you think of when you hear someone say “building bridges” as it relates to engaging others? What does it mean for your relationships? What is important in the conversation [Read More…]

Be Love. Quit the Rest.

I get the question, How are you so happy?, quite a lot. Here’s my response. Much love. [Read more…]

Lack of Perspective Creates Lots of Problems

How easily and quickly people forget what moves them… Much love. [Read more…]

The Reason Extremists are so Extreme

I had an epiphany reading something on Twitter about why people on the far left and the far right are generally so extreme and hateful to each other. Much love. [Read more…]

A Great Book That Just Released

I had the opportunity to read consultant Charles Lee’s new book, Good Idea. Now What?, in advance of its release. It’s amazing; and it released yesterday so I thought I’d write a little something about it. Here’s the promo video: Good Idea. Now What? Book Promo from Ideation on Vimeo. I believe that ideas are a [Read More…]

Wrongology and its Necessity in Contemporary Society

This talk is amazing… It’s about how people groups end up vilifying others who don’t agree with them. I totally believe she has nailed this thing right on point. It’s well worth the 17 minutes. Much love. [Read more…]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Wed. Feb. 8th

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Wednesday, February 8th, we will be watching the documentary Call Me Malcolm. The documentary follows Malcolm Himschoot, a transgender man now ordained in the United Church of Christ, as he is finishing his final year of seminary after he began the process of transitioning a few years [Read More…]