I’ve been Birthed

My present to myself today, on this day that I was born 29 years ago at 8:56am, is a song that always makes me smile and helps me remember God’s glory in each and every day. I’m so thankful for so many of you – all of your love, support and in this medium of [Read More...]

America Gives!

Among a number of folks writing on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, here are a few folks that I know of who have written blog posts about trying to help The Marin Foundation, because they believe in our work so much: Adam McLane Tim Schraeder Matt Nightingale If you know of others, feel free to [Read More...]

Soul City Church

This post is officially letting everyone know that Soul City Church is going to be Brenda and I’s new church home come Spring 2010. First off, I have been going to First Evangelical Free Church for the past five years—and I’ve loved it. The senior pastor, Bill Shereos, has become not only a good friend [Read More...]

Blog Ranking Verification

Sorry … this code is to verify my blog for future blog rankings on Technorati. 8YBA6SM5NUXC Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Buy My Condo

Brenda and I have officially put our condo up for sale. We’re hopefully starting a family soon, and need a bigger space than this wonderful, corner unit 1 bedroom that I have lived in for the last 6 years. Here is a description: “Quiet, tree lined street. Bright corner unit in the coveted ’08 tier [Read More...]

With Love, From Brian McLaren

I love Brian McLaren (above you will find a recent video of him leaving a note to pastors). Over the past few years Brian has been such a champion of The Marin Foundation’s work. He continually puts the Foundation’s work, and my book, in front of as many people as he possibly can (media and [Read More...]

Part 1: I’m Straight, My Parents are Gay

The posts throughout the weekend are the life story of Mike Filicicchia. I first met Mike through his comments on my blog, and his story is something that needs to be heard. Mike is straight. His parents are not. Here is Mike’s blog, and from my experiences with him he has shown me that he is [Read More...]

Reason No Olympics in Chicago

I’ll be honest, I totally thought Chicago was going to get the Olympics. Maybe it was my own bloated perception of Chicago being the greatest city on the face of the earth (yes, I am bias about that), or maybe it was because the untouchable Obama, Oprah and Daley threw their full weight behind the bid, but [Read More...]

I Need a Title!

Please help me pick a ‘working title’ for my second book! Let me explain … What is a ‘working title’? It’s a title that the author picks for their book until the official title is cemented. There are many times however, when the working title ends up being the official title. What is your second book about?My [Read More...]

Randomness

I got home late last night from speaking in Los Angeles throughout the weekend. So I’m not going to think deep today. Here’s some fun randomness from Cornerstone Festival 2009. Honestly, it was one of the funnest events I have ever been a part of. Here’s where you can sign up for 2010. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

New but Old

The following was originally posted on January 29, 2009. This past weekend I had some very, very close people to me talk to me about some deep secrets and fears in their lives that are tearing them apart. In lieu of that, I thought it was important to put this post out there again. Here is [Read More...]

Oops!

Hello All! So I quickly noticed that I brought the wrong adapter for my computer outlet, so I can’t get on my laptop to post!Instead I have to try to garner some quick time in the hotel’s 2 open computers. Ouch! Needless to say then, I won’t be blogging that much (if at all through [Read More...]

No Live Chat Today

I’m am sooooo sorry that there will be no Live Chat today. I just realized that my flight to the United Kingdom tomorrow departs at 6am. That means I need to be at the airport at 4am, which means I have to leave my place at 3am (good old Chicago Public Transportation – takes an [Read More...]

Just Registering My Blog

I have to paste this code in a post to register my blog. zxhjm6k7ns Thanks. Talk soon. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]


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