Coming Out Christian

Over the next couple weeks, we will be featuring some guest posts from gay and lesbian Christians (and those who do not identify as such while experiencing same-sex attractions) as they will be sharing some of their thoughts on identity and a part of their own journey with faith and sexuality. The first post comes [Read More…]

Cracking the Amazon Ranking Code

Note – This is a completely fun and unscientific analysis of Amazon Every author will tell you they don’t look at their Amazon ranking for a number of reasons like: –Ranking only takes into account the books (print or digital) sold on Amazon, and not in book stores or on Google Books or iBooks or [Read More…]

Part 1: Q&A with theologian and professor Scot McKnight about his new book, One.Life

I love Scot McKnight. I love his balanced thoughts, writing and his ability to communicate what many need to hear – but not necessarily want to hear. He’s the real deal … not just in his academic work but also as a person and friend. I read Scot’s new book, One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, [Read More…]

Interviews: A Mother’s Story

For the next two weeks I, Kevin Harris Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation, will be posting interviews with individuals that have been gracious enough to share part of their journey for those of you that read this blog. In interviewing individuals that are coming from very different places regarding their beliefs, experiences, [Read More…]

Emails, Emails, Emails!

As of this second I have 1,622 emails waiting for me. I’m not talking about spam, I’m talking about real people wanting real responses. It’s not that I don’t respond to emails, it’s just that I get so many everyday from people all over the world that unless I spend all day every work-day responding to email, [Read More…]

Jan 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 11-14-11: The primary work of religious gatekeepers is to minimize the countercultural works that a Jesus-shaped faith produces. Luke 5:21-25 Sometimes I believe that even the Pharisees asked genuine questions they wanted to understand—at least to the best of how they knew how. Luke 5:29-31 There is a time [Read More…]

My Personal Vision for the New Year

You can call it a ‘resolution’ or you can call it a ‘goal’ or a ‘vision,’ but after reflecting for the last week I have come to a comfortable place with solidifying mine. It is based off of Luke 6:46, in which Jesus is speaking to his disciples and a large number of people from all over [Read More…]


Yesterday I had the opportunity to film two TV shows on Tony Campolo’s new forthcoming show, Red Letter Christians, to air on TBN (co-host is Mark Lowry). As soon as I find out the dates which those programs will air, I will post them here. Here are a couple pictures. And The Marin Foundation is really [Read More…]

Politically Correct Version of Twas a Night Before Christmas

This is SO FUNNY! My uncle was forwarded this text by a friend and he read it to the family on Christmas day. All of us were cracking up! This was created by radio host Vicki McKenna. Here you go… The new 2010 version of Twas the Night Before Christmas: ” ‘Twas the Night Before [Read More…]

Hilarious E-card from my Mom

Here is the link to the hilarious Christmas E-card my Mom just sent me! Sooooooo funny. I’m think I’m going to make some of these for my people too. I know it’s brought a huge smile to my face this morning… Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! Much love. [Read more…]

Part 2: Life in Boystown

Recently I started an on-going series called Life in Boystown, which will chronicle some of the unique moments of what it means for me to live where I do. Here is the second installment: The other day I was riding on the bus down the main strip of Boystown and was reading Mother Teresa’s book [Read More…]

I’m Sorry. And I Love You.

The following post is by Melinda Guerra, a volunteer at The Marin Foundation. A year ago, I was sitting at camp, looking into potential places to volunteer when I got back to the city.  I had just finished reading Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin, and he was a local… so I figured I [Read More…]

Archive Problems

Just in case you were wondering why since yesterday, when you click on any older post on the blog that all of the links are “broken”? It’s because my blog had to move hosts and we’re still trying to work out the whole ‘archive’ section. Hang in there… hope it will be fixed soon. Thanks. Much love. [Read More…]

Week-long Silence, Thanks for Hanging in There

What a beginning to the month of November. I’ve been gone 12 of the 15 days of the month thus far: Spokane, Long Beach, Pasadena, San Diego, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, back to Long Beach and then back home to Chicago. All in all, I will be spending more time in the Pacific Time Zone (16 [Read More…]