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. www.themarinfoundation.org [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…]

Huge News! It’s Not Cancer

I just got a message from my doctor saying that the growth that had to have a biopsy came back benign! Thank you all so very much for your prayers over the past week. This is a huuuuuuge relief. Phew. The doctor said it is: “Not a wart or calcium build-up or cancer. Just a built up mass [Read More…]

Whatever You Do, Just Don’t Drink and Drive

According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 seconds! Every 40 frikin seconds! I have had 2 people very, very close to me get killed by drunk drivers. And yesterday, October 17th, was the 13th anniversary of one of my best friends, Alli Matzdorf, who was killed by [Read More…]

I Had to Have a Biopsy This Morning

This morning I had a regularly scheduled six month follow-up with my dermatologist. No big deal. I just needed some refills for a prescription I’ve been taking for acne. Close to the end of our time I remembered to ask her about a strange red bump that has been on the top of my right [Read More…]

“The Hope I Hold On To”

Someone recently sent me this song and I started to cry like a little baby. So unbelievable… I’d Need a Savior by Among the Thristy Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more…]

Reason for the Silence

Hello! Sorry for the recent silence. Since my last post I’ve been in the middle of a serious travel schedule all around the country without having a chance to sit down for any significant amount of time to write. Since Sunday I’ve been teaching at Houghton College in upstate New York. I preached at their chapel services [Read More…]