Arguing is Pointless

Peter Bregman writes a weekly column called How We Work at Harvard Business and is a regular contributor at CNN.  He speaks, writes, and consults about how to lead and how to live. He is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global management consulting firm, and advises CEOs and their leadership teams. You can sign up to be notified when he [Read More...]

MLK Day: Video of Me Speaking on Capitol Hill

Two years ago today (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) I spoke on Capitol Hill the night before the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. The event was an official Inauguration event, a series of government sponsored events that led up to the actual Inauguration ceremony of our country’s 44th President. This event consisted of two representatives from each of [Read More...]

Get Out of the Four Walls of Your Church

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Over the years I have become increasingly convinced that serving alongside individuals that are different than you is necessary for reconciliation to come about. A couple years after finishing college, I signed up with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps [Read More...]

Video of Me Speaking at an LGBT Christian Event

Here is a video of me speaking at The Evangelical Network (TEN) national conference, being interviewed by radio host Tony Sweet. You can check out TEN’s website here and their YouTube Channels here and here. I really appreciate the President of TEN, Todd Ferrell, not only giving me the opportunity to be there with them, but also for [Read More...]

Article I Wrote for Religion Dispatches

Here is the link to the article I just wrote for Religion Dispatches. It’s a counter commentary to Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, who wrote a guest article for the Washington Post. People need to know that not just LGBT people are tired of the same negative generalizations that only stir up further dissent. I was offended [Read More...]

Why I Keep Doing This

I just posted the interview on a conservative Christian radio program in which, let’s just say, they didn’t appreciate my approach. Since that interview yesterday I’ve gotten quite a few emails/Facebooks/etc from people asking me why I would keep doing this work and continue to get pounded on by both communities? Here are two quick answers [Read More...]

Forget Issues, Remember People

The following is a reflection that was written by Nathan Albert on August 4th after Prop 8 was ruled to be unconstitutional by Judge Walker in California. Nathan serves as the Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. I have been sitting in front of my computer trying to come up with words to [Read More...]

Are you The Borg or are you Human?

I have really been thinking a lot about the following, as I believe it is unfortunately ever so true today: Culture no longer believes in progress, it believes in assimilation When I say ‘progress’ I am defining it the same as American theologian and pastor Warren Wiersbe when referencing Paul’s words of ‘progress’ to his young disciple [Read More...]

Last Words of a Dying Man

Since Love is an Orientation started to get some notoriety I have been asked quite a few times to endorse people’s forthcoming books. I have learned that there are three main philosophies on giving endorsements, and here they are in descending order from most popular philosophy to least popular: 1. Endorse every book asked of you [Read More...]

Real Life. Real Love. Real Difficult.

I don’t want to clog any of what will be said with my words. PLEASE READ THIS. (and the comment on the link by Jesse, who was also there) If you have ever wondered about the work of The Marin Foundation, our Living in the Tension gatherings or what we’re all about – the above link will answer [Read More...]

Part 2: Note to Skeptics

*Sorry for the spacing issues. I copied these from my inbox and for whatever reason, no matter what I try, the spacing is off. Well, this ‘I’m Sorry’ Campaign has officially hit craziness. 100% of yesterday was spent fielding media requests, doing interviews and writing transparently to skeptics about The Marin Foundation. In the coming days/weeks, I will be [Read More...]

Part 1: Note to Skeptics

Who knew this whole ‘I’m Sorry from the Church Campaign 2010′ would go viral? Not us, I’ll tell you that much. Anyway, there have been a couple really well known sites that have publicly stated their distaste and skepticism for me, for The Marin Foundation and for our Campaign. And why should they believe us at our word? [Read More...]

This Says It All

This is literally what Christian Outreach to the LGBT Community looks like: Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org  (Picture Credit goes to Michelle from Maladjusted Media) [Read more...]

Part 2: God, Bless the Street Preacher

For those of you that missed Part 1 of this post, this is in no way an endorsement of street preachers so head on over and read the first part before reading this post. This is Part 2 of Kevin Harris (Director of Community Relations for The Marin Foundation) posts on our upcoming Chicago Gay [Read More...]


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