Youth are Coming Out

In light of October 11th being National Coming Out Day, I thought this is an important topic to discuss. Last week the New York Times published an article about kids in middle school coming out. You can read it here. As with most everything else in today’s culture, youth are getting exposed to, and declaring [Read More…]

Oct 8: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-8-09: All the Lord asks of us is an open heart willing to listen, to then move in His ways so we’re not torn from Him. Jeremiah 13 When God’s children prophesy lies in His name, remember that God is not just of love, but also of judgment. Jeremiah [Read More…]

I Blocked Someone Today

This morning was the first time that I have ever blocked someone making comments. I had previously warned her three times publicly, and many other commenters have done the same. I have warned her about her comment length, the aggressiveness in which she comments and the blatant scape-goating that is always present. Here are a [Read More…]

God is Tearing Away Church Influence

Yes, you read that right. I believe that God is tearing away church influence. Let me explain. This morning while I was spending time with God I was reading the book of Jeremiah and came across something I thought extremely profound:  “2“Stand at the gate of the LORD’s house and there proclaim this message:       ” [Read More…]

Oct 6: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-6-09: It does matter what you do outside of church. Church is a building; God is a partner whose name is on the church. Jeremiah 7:9-11 When we’re upset with God doing something to spite Him, we just make ourselves look stupid. Jeremiah 7:19 The quickest way to be [Read More…]

Live Chat Today

Don’t forget today’s Live Chat from 3-5pm CST. Here’s how to participate: -Click on the ‘Live Chat’ button on the top of the page -Type your question into the chat box at the bottom of the page (but make sure you ‘Copy’ it before you press send, because the first time you press send it [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…]

What Did You Say?

Earlier this year I got to meet a very well known New York Times Bestselling author who is a Christian, published by a Christian publishing house, who writes about Christian themes. I’ve sat on this post for some time because I wasn’t sure what to do with this information. I was going to call him out [Read More…]

Oct 2: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-2-09: Why do brash people have no peace in their lives? Because they have no shame; nor do they care to. Jeremiah 6:13-15 Church has turned into entertainment, not its original intent: To focus on showing mercy and justice to the oppressed, widow and orphan. Jeremiah 7:2-8 Just make [Read More…]

Gay Marriage in Illinois

For the many people in both the GLBT and conservative communities throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire (and especially those in California from the beginning of Prop Eight) who love to sarcastically and condescendingly say to me: “Andrew, you can say whatever you want about gay marriage and it doesn’t matter because you’re in Illinois and not [Read More…]

Interview with Soong-Chan Rah

Here is an interview with Soong-Chan Rah that I did while speaking at Cornerstone Festival in July. As always, I ask two questions: 1. As a representative of the Christian community, what do you want to say to gays and lesbians. 2. As a representative of the Christian community, what do you want to say [Read More…]


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. [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…]