Aug 21: My One Sentence Bible

What is my One Sentence Bible? 8-21-09:  If God is our example, why does our love not endure forever? We give up on God, and love, too soon. Psalm 136:1-26 When you die, your plans mean nothing. Men can’t save your vision. Psalm 146:3-4 God numbers and remembers each of the stars by name. I [Read More…]

Live Chat is Live Tomorrow

The Live Chat will be up and running tomorrow, Friday August 21, from 3-5pm Central Standard Time. In order to participate (it’s for free), do the following: -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 [Read More…]

Aug 20: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 8-20-09: Christians, you think it’s bad now? How much worse a life with God removed? Psalm 124:1-8 No matter what the accomplishments, if the Lord isn’t over them, they’re done in vain. Psalm 127:1-2 “Count your blessings.” Not as potent as “Count your sins.” Yet God’s grace abounds. Psalm [Read More…]

Part 2 – The Barna Group’s Research Study on GLBT Spirituality

Yesterday I gave my responses to a media outlet’s questions (four of eight). Today, I’ll give my response to the other half of their questions. It’s been a great on-going conversation for the first responses that I look forward to continuing, so let me know what you think about these as well: Q5. Do you believe a [Read More…]

Part 1 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

The Barna Group recently put out a research study regarding the “Spiritual Profile” of the GLBT community. Since its release I have been asked quite a few questions (by media and by general audiences) about my thoughts regarding their study. Until now I haven’t made any statements because I think this study does not provide anything close [Read More…]

Aug 18: My One Sentence Bible

What is ‘My One Sentence Bible’? 8-18-09: Hope is a shield that provides space to faithfully continue walking forward. Psalm 119:114 Be about peace and love, even if you are the only one standing up to do so. Psalm 120:6-7 Much love. [Read more…]

Video of my Sermon from Newsong Church in Irvine, CA

Joose – August 16, 2009 from Newsong Church on Vimeo. Here is my sermon (called: Aligning Our Expectations) from yesterday at Newsong Church, where Dave Gibbons (who just spoke at the infamous Willow Creek Leadership Summit) is the senior pastor. This was such a humbling experience. [Especially since I am secretly obsessed with Dave and [Read More…]

Aug 17: My One Sentence Bible

What is ‘My One Sentence Bible’? Here’s a summary. 8-17-09:  The Lord is our reward – not success, notoriety or anything deemed worthy by this world. Focus on our success, and that is God. Psalm 119:57 Much love. [Read more…]

Aug 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is this? Here’s a summary. 8-16-09: Just because God commands, doesn’t mean we just know how to live it out. We have to LEARN to do so. Psalm 119:7  ‘To understand’ cannot happen without meditating on what we learn to understand better. Psalm 119:27 Much love. [Read more…]

Intro: My One Sentence Bible

Each year my goal is to read the Bible all the way through from cover to cover between January 1 and December 31. I have accomplished this goal each year since 2000. But it doesn’t look like I’m going to make it this year, and that bothers me. It bothers me not because I’m missing a [Read More…]

Article I wrote for Relevant’s Neue Quarterly

This link takes you to an article I wrote for the Spring ’09 issue of Neue Quarterly called: It’s Our Fault: Examining the gay vs. Christian Culture War To access the article just: Click on the Article link at the top of the page and head over to my name, it’s on page 39. Have a [Read More…]

Welcome to my new blog site!

Here it is, the new Love is an Orientation Blog! Before I say anything else, I have to thank Adam McLane because he designed 100% of this new site! Not only that, but he has taken the time to try and teach an inept student of websites how to use this new and exciting (yes, [Read More…]

My Strange Last 48 Hours

I had a bad interview. Then I had a good one. I got hated on by a gay organization. Then I got hated on by a Christian one. I received a couple offensive emails calling me names. Then I received a couple encouraging emails giving me hope. I had a moving Living in the Tension [Read More…]

Interview on Catholic Radio

This afternoon at 2:20pm CST I’ll be a live guest on the Al Kresta Show. They describe themselves as: Heard on over 120 stations and Sirius Satellite, Kresta in the Afternoon looks at all areas of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church and takes on all comers. Over [Read More…]