Jan 25: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-25-10: There is an interesting correlation between renouncing sins, being kind to the oppressed and Kingdom prosperity. Daniel 4:27 When your haters can’t find anything wrong with you they just make stuff up and tell the highest influencers to try to ruin you. Daniel 6:5 Then God sees a [Read More...]

Visiting Scholar at Ball State University

Yep, a Visiting Scholar :) … that’s what Ball State University is calling me because I am here not to just talk to the Christian or GLBT groups on campus, but rather to the whole campus and staff on the culture war. The university itself has brought me in to do this, and it’s super exciting. [Read More...]

Love is an Orientation Wins its 4th Award!

Wow. This one’s a big one! The widely read and extremely respected publication Leadership Journal has just announced that Love is an Orientation won The Golden Canon Leadership Award for being selected as one of the Best 10 Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. I’m speechless. For real. Thank you all so much for [Read More...]

Part 8: United Kingdom

You’ve obviously gained a lot of experience working in this area, in what ways have you found that Christians and Christian churches need to change in order to reach the GLBT community? Three things immediately come to mind. First, one of the questions I frequently get asked is, ‘How do I live out the truth [Read More...]

Jan 19: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-19-10: So overlooked: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshack and Abendnego all committed themselves to be intellectual learners; not just faithful servants. Daniel 1 A person’s true character reveals itself in how they explain their circumstances – good and bad. Daniel 2:17-28 “The God of heaven will set up a kingdom that [Read More...]

MLK Jr. Day

One year ago today I was speaking in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill during President Barack Obama’s Inauguration events. What a crazy time this past year has been. As Martin Luther King Jr. quotes have been flying around all day, here’s my favorite; and one that has shaped a huge part of how I frame [Read More...]

Part 7: United Kingdom

This weekend I am speaking at a Salvation Army conference on my theological and missiological understanding of Scripture in regards to bridge building. Here is a small intro to what I will talk about. And thanks to this United Kingdom series I coincidentally was asked the exact question: Are there particular biblical principles of mission and evangelism [Read More...]

Part 6: United Kingdom

You’ve already mentioned some conservative concerns about your approach and your response to them but, given the debates in the Church of England, the wider Anglican Communion and other denominations, what do you say to those who are concerned you are undermining a traditional conservative stance on this topic? I do not hide the fact [Read More...]

Andrew Interviews Jay Bakker

Ever since Jay Bakker (son of Jim and the late Tammy Faye Bakker) had his own ‘coming out’ in the evangelical world - publicly standing with the gay community in regards to gay ordination, marriage and the belief in what is considered a pro-gay theology – Jay has been one of the most attacked people throughout our faith. Jay [Read More...]

Jan 13: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-13-10: After all the Israelites did to betray God, God kept forgiving them and even continued to make them stronger. Quite a lesson on leadership. Ezekiel 37:1-14; 43:6-9 Pastor handbook: Teach difference between holy and common; settle disputes between believers according to God’s ordinances; keep Sabbath holy; letting God [Read More...]

Breaking News: Ugandan President Speaks About Anti-Gay Bill

This morning there was a strange tweet coming from the Ugandan media outlet, The Independent: Uganda backs off anti-gay bill: Saying that it contradicts Uganda’s foreign policy, President Museveni announced Seeing this tweet, my colleague and partner in this whole situation Dr. Warren Throckmorton, called The Independent in Uganda and talked to the man covering Ugandan President [Read More...]

Jan 12: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-12-10: It’s not just the leaders, but the followers that will each be held accountable for their own actions—one cannot point the finger to blame the other. Ezekiel 34:11-24 One of my favorite messages in Scripture: “I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:36 Much [Read More...]

Live Chat Tonight

Don’t forget tonight’s (January 11th) Live Chat from 7-9pm CST. And for all of my West Coast homies, I’ve started a rotating ‘later evening’ Live Chat schedule in 2010 so you can have an easier time participating. For the most up to date Live Chat schedule, click on the Speaking Schedule button above. Here’s how to participate in [Read More...]

Jan 11: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 1-11-10: Money and power are heavy, weighing you down, drowning you. Give it away and rise up others to partake in this adventure with you before you destroy yourself. Ezekiel 27:25-26 Faithfulness to God’s call in your life is not about the outcome, more so about the obedience in [Read More...]