Archives for January 2013

Why Gabe Lyons and Others are Wrong about the Louie Giglio Aftermath

There is so much to sort through after yesterday’s announcement that Louie Giglio stepped down from praying at the Inauguration. This post is my analysis of the major themes from yesterday’s evangelical world’s attempt at thoughtful commentary on this situation. [Read more…]

Jan 11: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Don’t ever give in to the cowardly acts of those in power who will do anything to keep their power. [Luke 22:1-6] Revere each moment that is before you because you don’t know when things might dramatically change. [Luke 22:7-23] To stand with Jesus in the midst of the [Read More…]

Reflections on the Louie Giglio Situation

I have been asked by some folks through social media what my thoughts are regarding Louie Giglio stepping down from praying at the Inauguration among heat from some in the LGBT community. Here you go: First, I know through first hand conversations that the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC), without a shadow of a doubt, wants [Read More…]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon Jan 14

After a break over the holidays, we’re getting back into our regularly scheduled Living in the Tension gatherings next week. Some good friends of ours, Jason and Courtney Bilbrey, will be sharing a part of their story connected to faith and sexuality for our upcoming gathering. We will be meeting on Monday, January 14th, at [Read More…]

Jan 10: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Despite your monetary wealth, you can’t hide your poverty in spirit from the Lord. [Luke 21:1-6] Couldn’t be more annoying when people predict Jesus’ return. But Jesus already predicted those people’s predictions… [Luke 21:7-28] Though life is very difficult, don’t be overtaken by despair for the Lord’s work does [Read More…]

Jan 9: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Cowards who hide behind their title will always be fearful of the masses who seek truth, and do whatever they can to dodge it. [Luke 20:9-19] Jesus avoided religious gatekeepers’ direct trapping questions by answering with simple Kingdom Principles that validate both cultural and religious norms. [Luke 20:20-40] Jesus [Read More…]

I Have Been Implicated, Again

As someone who leads an organization that works to build bridges between opposing worldviews fighting to dictate cultural normalcy, I am frequently implicated, falsely, in a variety of activist-based claims trying to support “their side.” This happens because The Marin Foundation, as a peacemaking organization, doesn’t take sides but rather focuses on how to peacefully [Read More…]

Jan 8: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Always keep your eyes and spirit open to what is in front of you. [Luke 19:41-44] No matter how much you love the church, religious hypocrisy should bring your fury. [Luke 19:45-48] You don’t owe the justification of what compels you to those who are only trying to trap you. [Read More…]

Jan 7: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Who you surround yourself with determines how you interpret who belongs in the Kingdom of God. [Luke 19:1-10] Be aware of those people who appoint themselves to positions they did not earn. [Luke 19:11-27] Do not hesitate to celebrate when a celebration is due. [Luke 19:28-40] Much love. [Read more…]

Jan 6: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? How much are you actually willing to give up to follow the Lord how its commanded? [Luke 18:18-30] There are times in life when you know you are walking into pain and difficulty. Do you have enough faith to continue regardless? [Luke 18:31-34] When the religious gatekeepers keep you [Read More…]

Celibate Gay Bishops in Civil Partnerships in the Church of England

The Church of England is now allowing for gay clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops. The only caveat is that they have to remain celibate. This ruling puts the ethical bounds of clergy and the Church of England at risk. [Read more…]

Jan 5: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Stop trying to observe when and how the Kingdom of God appears, even in the here and now. Live focused on the Lord and the Kingdom will find you. [Luke 17:20-37] God hears even when we barely have enough faith to speak. [Luke 18:1-8] God only cares about your [Read More…]

2013: God is Bigger than We Imagine

As we begin a new year this week, I want to reiterate these tender words of Paul Young that gives us all a clear reminder of how big God is, and how little we can ever know or understand the fullness of God’s active engagement… even in those things we abhor. Please click here to [Read More…]

Jan 4: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Always be the one choosing to forgive instead of the one having to repent for causing others to sin. [Luke 17:1-4] Increasing your faith means having a more clear and humble understanding of your role in the Kingdom. [Luke 17:5-10] One cannot be obedient in the faith without prioritizing [Read More…]