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...]

Part 1: God, Bless the Street Preacher

In gearing up for The Marin Foundation’s two events at the Gay Pride Parade, Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations for The Marin Foundation, wrote the following 2 Part Series to ask God to help us Bless the Street Preachers: “To be honest from the start, there are few things that cause my do not [Read More...]

My Recent Sermon from Parkcrest Church in Long Beach, CA

Recently I had the opportunity to preach all four services at Parkcrest Church in Long Beach, CA. I spoke about Reversing Imputed Cultural Perceptions. You can listen to it here. What you need to do is: Click on the Show Details bar under the FAQ’s series sermon, and mine is the first one You can [Read More...]

Listen: The Last Words of a Dying Man to the Church

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 I list them in descending order from most popular philosophy to least popular: 1. Endorse every book asked of [Read More...]

Article I Wrote for Patheos.com

A clearinghouse for all things religion of every variety, Patheos, recently asked me to write an article for them on a new medium of engagement between the gay community and evangelicals. Here it is. Also, here is the page where you can find the 4 other articles that were written in their GLBT/evangelical series during the month of April. [Read More...]

Learn What it Means to Dialogue!

Ok, I’m over people thinking that it’s ok to call other people (and lately which have frequently been directed to me) names. It’s not ok that some people’s first resort is to call names. STOP IT! I’ve never, not once, ever, called anyone a name on this blog. No matter what is said to me, I’ve [Read More...]

Powerful Implementation of Bridge Building

The following is written by Joel Diaz (host of the podcast Youth Hacks and here is his personal website). When he told me his story based on hearing me speak and reading my book, my heart was taken back. This is so exciting! Go on with you bad self Joel! Much love brother. “This journey began a few [Read More...]


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