Part 3: New Way of Activism

Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Here is a quick summary of the discussion thus far: My thesis is that traditional forms of activism don’t actually work in changing policy and it ends up causing more harm than good—whether marches, protests, split-screen debates, etc. Though even after explaining why I believe such a [Read More…]

The 5 Big Questions

I am sorry for the five day layoff from posting any blogs. Time goes quick – but my head needed clearing from my emotional last week before I could possibly write anything else. I’m back now, and looking forward to continuing our time together. On top of everything that has been going on recently, I left [Read More…]

Very Happy and yet Very Sad

I will be resuming the previous discussion about Activism tomorrow, as I apologize for the brief departure over the last few days. It has been a very rough week for me personally as life and death, excitement and pain, have all closely hovered around my daily existence. Two family members had unexpected surgery this past [Read More…]

Part 2: New Way of Activism

I have put off posting my new paradigm of activism for one more day because 100% of the people that either commented on yesterday’s post or emailed me about it disagreed with what I had to say (my wife and my dad both included in that group). A 100% disagreement has never happened—not that it’s [Read More…]

Oct 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-14-09: Religious leaders who live a lie are no different to God than those He swept away in Sodom and Gomorrah. Jeremiah 23:14 Running away from God doesn’t mean you’re hiding from Him. Jeremiah 23:23-24 Talk all the trash you want. Make up whatever you see necessary. It means [Read More…]

Live Tonight

I will be a live guest tonight on America’s most listened to Christian radio program, The Frank Pastore Show, from 5:20-5:50pm CST. You can listen live here. (the Listen Live link is on the left-hand side under the heading KKLA-FM Links). Much love. [Read more…]

Part 1: New Way of Activism

Yesterday I blogged about the recent GLBT Equality March on Washington, DC. My overall thesis was: Activism that ‘actually accomplishes something’ has to look different in today’s culture. Why? Because: Marches don’t work and make no impact Protests don’t do anything except get more people to hate you Yelling or holding signs gets you looked [Read More…]

Oct 13: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-13-09: If you want to get a point across, go and talk directly to the leaders. Not email or letters, face to face. Jeremiah 17:19-27 When I believe I actually have self-created power is the same moment I have stepped out on my own apart from God. Jeremiah 18:1-10 [Read More…]

Equality March in DC

Yesterday, October 11th, besides being National Coming Out Day, was the National Equality March in Washington DC. You can see the full purpose of the march here. Ultimately the three main issues on the table were: An official repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (something the Obama administration promised in the campaign) Gay Marriage Hate [Read More…]

Oct 12: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-12-09: The more I live the more I realize that nothing is of my own ability. Nothing. The quicker I grasp that the better. Jeremiah 17:5 If we actually believed nothing is of our own ability, there would be no need for fear. Jeremiah 17:7-8 Here’s a countercultural thought: [Read More…]

Part 2: I’m Straight, My Parents are Gay

Here is Part 1 of Mike’s story. Part 2 continues here: “I didn’t know it at the time, but I soon learned there was a tension there. On the way to my high school youth group every week, my dad and I listened to James Dobson and other conservative evangelicals on the radio as they [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…]

Cool Review from the UK

Review of Andrew Marin’s “Love is an Orientation” from Peter Ould on Vimeo. I ran across this video review of my book from Peter Ould in the UK. Here is his blog. In light of some of the harsh, and extremely vocal and public words from a small percentage in the Christian community in the UK have had for [Read More…]