Lessons Learned Videos

Here are a few more videos from people who attended all of my sessions at Cornerstone Festival 2009 throughout the week. Here are some of their lessons learned: This video is “The Skeptic”: This video is “The Humbled Brother”: This video is “The Most Encouraging Person in the World”: This video is “Just Chillin”: Just another [Read More…]

Part 6: I Need Help

The Marin Foundation Revenue Plan 2010 Goal: For The Marin Foundation to become more of an ongoing resource within bridge building throughout faith, sexuality and culture for our partners that they might give on a more consistent basis. Strategic Direction: To achieve a sustainable donation stream. Objective:  To develop a revenue plan that will raise [Read More…]

Gay Publication Reviews My Book

Here is a link I just saw from the Dallas Voice (“The Premier Media Source for LGBT Texas” ), who printed a review of my book back in August. I was very humbled by the author, a gay Jewish man, honest assessment of where he thought I was coming from. I know he doesn’t agree with some of what I [Read More…]

My Book = RELEVANT MAG Top 20

I just got some awesome news from my publisher. RELEVANT Magazine named Love is an Orientation as one of their Top 20 Best Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. So crazy humbling. I never thought this stuff would happen. Wow. What a great birthday present today. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more…]

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…]

Dec 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 12-16-09: Trying to shift long-standing paradigms throughout religious culture doesn’t always work; sometimes even for God. Ezekiel 18 Guess I didn’t realize the Sabbath was a life or death situation? Looks like I need to take it much more serious. Ezekiel 20:13 “You want to be like the world, [Read More…]

Love is an Orientation Wins an Award!

Enough of the heavy stuff for today after yesterday’s prayer – I need a break, and I’m sure you need one from me too! I’ve got exciting news that I found out last night: It’s a major award! (Unfortunately due to copyright issues I couldn’t post one of the best clips of all time: ‘F-R-A-G-I-L-E … It’s [Read More…]

My Painful Confession

I wrote this prayer this morning after dumping my guts out to the Lord. I thought after-the-fact that I would share it with you all to let you into my head, heart and soul within this journey I’m on. The following is not a blame game, nor am I ever pretending that I am in any way the [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…]

Part 5: I Need Help

Even though The Marin Foundation has existed on well under $100,000 per year, the following is the best case scenario budget for 2010, where The Marin Foundation can run full steam. The key to this budget are the Trainings. Right now, it kills me that The Marin Foundation can only go train entities that are [Read More…]

Part 4: I Need Help

I am the most un-technologically advanced 28 year-old on the face of the earth. Here’s another example: I have the PDF’s of all of The Marin Foundation’s tax returns, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to put them on my blog because for whatever reason they can’t be attached like [Read More…]

Part 3 Cont: I Need Help

This is the second part of The Marin Foundation’s Back Story; you can see the first part here. There are a few haters out there who LOVE to say that I’m only in this bridge building work for the money; that I pay myself everything that is donated to The Marin Foundation because I’m a [Read More…]

Part 3: I Need Help

This is Part 1 of The Marin Foundation’s Back Story: You can read for free the Introduction to my book, Love is an Orientation, if you click on the About tab at the top of the page. This Intro gives you the ‘public’ story of how I came about The Marin Foundation. But what I [Read More…]


My wife lived and worked in Africa for three years right after college (in Niger as well as South Africa), and she is dying to see the new movie Invictus, about the South African Rugby team. I guess she looked up what ‘invictus’ meant because she just sent me this email. In this unique time [Read More…]