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...]

Off the Grid

I’m going on vacation! The picture above is the resort where my wife and I will be staying. It’s our first vacation in almost two years, and it’s going to be awesome. So while I’m gone, underneath this post are four other new ones to keep the conversation rolling. I look forward to being with [Read More...]

Synchroblog

A ministry in Canada, New Directions, has recently come out with a DVD called Bridging the Gap: Conversations on Befriending our Gay Neighbors. Today they are hosting a synchroblog, where about 60 bloggers/organizations are all speaking towards what it is to bridge the gap between the Church and the GLBT Community. They asked me to [Read More...]

An Ode to my Dad on Father’s Day

This scene is from one of my favorite movies of all time: Austin Powers Goldmember! Thanks for being my Dad, Dad. You will forever be my Fazzah … oh, I mean my F-A-T-H-E-R. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

[Addendum on June 16, 2009: Do you ever find yourself being labled into a socially constructed group because someone on the outside doesn't understand you? I tackle this question in my own life after the last two conservative evangelical radio interviews have called me Emergent for no other reason than I live within, and loves [Read More...]

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Live Interview on WMBI Friday Morning

I will be on the Mornings with Mark radio show from Moody Radio for 1 hour, taking live calls, on Friday morning starting at 7:10am CST. Click here, and the Listen Live button is in the upper left hand corner. Have a question? Chime in. Much love.www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]


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