Something as Too Gay?

It is well documented that I LOVE American Idol, and I constantly voted for Adam Lambert this past season. Here is an article from yesterday that said the handlers from the American Idol runner up were nervous that the gay publication, OUT, was making Lambert look “too gay”. They were so nervous because they think it [Read More…]

Uganda: World Day of Prayer

This is a reminder to pray today for Uganda and the Anti-Homosexual Bill. As far as we know, there are over 1,000 people from all over the world who have confirmed to be a part of this prayer day today. Here are the prayer points: 1. That this legislation be thrown out 2. For protection [Read More…]

Recent Reviews of my Book

Here is a recent review of my book – it was very humbling to read. Here is another review of my book – he didn’t think that I clearly articulated the gospel and he didn’t like that I didn’t clearly state my thoughts about homosexuality and sin (although I think I did … just not in [Read More…]

Jess Lives in the Tension

I am blessed to be able to speak at quite a few college campuses (Christian and non-Christian), and I love it because you never know what’s going to happen! A few times a year I also have the opportunity to speak at Moody Theological Seminary. Each year during one of those times I bring with me a group of GLBT people from [Read More…]

Next Live Chat on Nov 18th

The next Live Chat with Andrew Marin will be held on Wednesday November 18th from 4:30-6pm CST. Looking forward to talking live then! Much love. [Read more…]

Finally! A Model of Unity

Last week I spent 2 days in Cedar Rapids, Iowa speaking to the Linn County Association of Evangelicals. Like no where else that I have ever traveled around the world have I seen such a powerful Association of local churches banding together for the greater good of doing Kingdom work. Although ‘Evangelical’ is in their [Read More…]

Part 2: Andrew Interviews Phyllis Tickle

Here is Part 1 of the interview, with links to Phyllis’ books, bio and website. This video is Part 2 which answers the question, What does Phyllis Tickle communicate to her congregation, that is 80% GLBT, about straight Christians and Christianity in general? What do you think about what she said? Much love. [Read more…]

Part 1: Andrew Interviews Phyllis Tickle

I had the opportunity to interview Phyllis Tickle, the founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly. She is the author of over two dozen books, and currently serves as a lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church in her home city of Memphis, TN. She has some very clear thoughts on [Read More…]

Nov 17: World Day of Prayer for Uganda

There are currently over 4,000 people from all over the world on the Facebook group to bring awareness to the Ugandan legislation through all of the breaking news, interviews and published articles written to stop this bill from passing. With such a wide array of people, Dr. Warren Throckmorton and I have created the World [Read More…]

Part 1: Myth and Meaning

I recently read Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture by Claude Levi-Strauss—the ‘father’ of Structural Anthropology—which is defined as: The quest for the invariant; or for the invariant elements among superficial differences (p. 8). In essence, this means that structural anthropology is searching for the changeless or constant qualities, functions, configurations or systems that bring [Read More…]

Gay Parents

USA Today recently ran a short piece scientifically comparing gay parents to straight parents. Here is the article. A few highlights I found interesting: 1. It’s shameful that USA Today had to use a picture of a stereotypical gay couple from a TV show instead of a real family. In my opinion, it really shows [Read More…]

Buy My Condo

Brenda and I have officially put our condo up for sale. We’re hopefully starting a family soon, and need a bigger space than this wonderful, corner unit 1 bedroom that I have lived in for the last 6 years. Here is a description: “Quiet, tree lined street. Bright corner unit in the coveted ’08 tier [Read More…]

Nov 6: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? Before I post today’s One Sentence Bible from Lamentations, please pray with me about my wife Brenda, and her job. Her company is making some really big decisions about their future which will not only make a huge impact on the company and Brenda, but also potentially on the work of [Read More…]

Everyone’s Agenda

Recently there have been multiple references to me by Christians about the ‘gay agenda.’ I want to make one thing very clear: Everyone has an agenda. I don’t care who you are or what you’re about. You have an agenda – Christian, gay or whatever. And the broader community or population of people you affiliate [Read More…]