Part 6: Chris on Hope and Not Praying for Fun :)

This is our final interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa), Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra Leone civil war), Part 4 [Read More...]

Part 5: Chris Heuertz on How to Love Within Diverse Communities

This is Part 5 of our interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa), Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra Leone civil [Read More...]

Part 4: Chris on Contemplative Activism and his new endeavor, GRAVITY

This is Part 4 of our interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa) and Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra [Read More...]

Part 3: Chris on Working with Mutilated Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Today we are continuing the interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out both Part 1 (my overview of the book) and Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa). Andrew: In this book you tell a powerful story [Read More...]

Part 2: What Chris Heuertz Learned from Years Living with Mother Teresa

Yesterday in Part 1 I gave an overview of Chris Heuertz’s (his Facebook and Twitter) new book, Unexpected Gifts. Chris has been kind enough to answer a few questions about some of the key portions (at least in my mind) of his book. Today’s question is about his experience moving to India, having Mother Teresa [Read More...]

Part 1: Unexpected Gifts by Chris Heuertz

I love Chris Heuertz. I really do. I think he’s not only brilliant, but truly a man of integrity that lives out everything he writes and speaks about. Chris’ previous book, Friendship at the Margins, is one of my favorite books of all time. As a person who reads around 50 or so books a year [Read More...]

Recent Article I Wrote for Leadership Journal

Below is the recent article I was asked to write by Leadership Journal, on an overview of the Louie Giglio situation with an eye towards the juxtaposition between Evangelicals and the public square. It has since been posted on their blog, Out of Ur. You can see the original posting here. Why the Giglio Debacle isn’t the end [Read More...]

MLK’s Impact on The Marin Foundation

One simple, yet profound phrase of Martin Luther King Jr, has spurred on a movement through the work of The Marin Foundation. [Read more...]

I Just Got Uninvited from Speaking at the United Nations

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A few weeks ago representatives from the United Nations who were interested in holding a panel discussion about the international criminalization of homosexuality reached out to me to participate. They thought it would be good to have an evangelical representation on the very progressive panel, someone who has also been outspoken against the criminalization of [Read More...]

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

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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...]

Another Great Honor for Love

The Marin Foundation's I'm Sorry Campaign

The Marin Foundation’s now twice viral photo, Christians Hugging a Man in His Underwear at Chicago’s Gay Pride, has been viewed 30 million times since first being posted on my blog. It has also recently been honored in two major outlets “Best Images” lists – one best of 2012 and one best of all time. [Read more...]

MTV’s 2011 VMAs

Tonight, with millions of others, I watched MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards. I enjoyed the comments on Twitter more than I did the actual program. I came away with 6 conclusions from tonight: 1. There are so many young, insanely rich “stars” that sing, act, perform and live completely pointless lives that are driven by [Read More...]

CEO’s Not Giving Political $$$$… Preach.

The other day when I was writing my article on Howard Schultz, Starbucks Founder and CEO, regarding his cancellation of a speaking appearance at Willow Creek, I saw him on CNN talking about his disgust with the partisan politics happening that is ruining our economy, and country. Schultz, live on TV, said he was a [Read More...]

Lesson for Bridge Building

[Drat! For whatever reason the video isn't embedding, so just click here to see it] Too often we all just take our bats and keep beating each other … neither is breaking. ‘Breaking’ isn’t the point. At least it’s not supposed to be. Are we going to keep trying, which will get us no where, or are we going [Read More...]


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