Sept 21: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-21-09: God’s economy doesn’t cost any money though it provides everything. Isaiah 55:1-2 Don’t fool yourself—mastery of the Almighty is impossible. Keep it in perspective. Isaiah 55:8-11 “And let not any eunuch complain, “I am only a dry tree.”” Isaiah 56:3 Don’t mock the Lord by fasting or praying [Read More...]

Part 2: Language in the Culture War—Reconciliation

Here is the Intro to this series on Language in the Culture War. Reconciliation: The word ‘reconciliation’ has become one of those ugly, politically charged words that bring on a new (and incorrect) cultural understanding of the word’s original intent in definition and usage. The culture war definition of Reconciliation: People (specifically conservative Christians) have to fully [Read More...]

Sept 19: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-19-09:  Faithful boldness is longing to have your enemies walk next to you in Christ. Isaiah 50:10 Since Jesus was intimately familiar with constant pain, suffering and persecution; then why are we so surprised in our own lives? Because it still hurts. Isaiah 53:3 Being led like a lamb [Read More...]

Part 1: Language in the Culture War—Tolerance

Recently there was a vigorous stream of dialogue in the comment sections of some recent posts (here and here), as well as conversations on my most recent Live Chat regarding language within the culture war between conservatives and the GLBT community (and how that language is used). As one of the commenter’s suggested in a post [Read More...]

Sept 18: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-18-09:  “Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:13 In a Clint Eastwood voice: “You feeling lucky?!” Nothing can override what the Lord has set forth. Isaiah 43:13 Things that are treasured [Read More...]

Help Get My Book on Kindle!

After a long back and forth between my publisher and Amazon regarding a Kindle version of my book, there has finally been some movement. In order for Love is an Orientation to be on Kindle now, Amazon says there “needs to be much demand” from the public. Don’t ask me why (get ready for a [Read More...]

Sept 17: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-17-09: It doesn’t matter where you are in the mix, the Lord has got your back. Isaiah 41:4 All those who oppose you will be as nothing. Cling to God’s hand and ride the title wave of love and mercy. Isaiah 41:11-15 Christ won’t falter or be discouraged until He [Read More...]

A Gay Father’s Words to Conservativism

The following is written by Jon, a gay man married to his partner, who also has adopted kids. Jon frequently comments on this blog, and I truly appreciate his thoughtful insight to whatever discussion is ongoing. In some recent ongoing discussions on the blog the question of, would a gay family attend a conservative church, [Read More...]

There is Always Someone More Oppressed Than You

I’m going to keep this one plain and simple: There is always someone more oppressed than you! I’m sure you all have probably heard of the controversy regarding the Gold medal winning South African track star Caster Semenya, who after winning the 800 meter race at the World Championships held in Berlin, Germany, was requested [Read More...]

Sept 15: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? While I was gone on my UK tour, here is the One Sentence Bible over the last 10 days: Party with respectability. Isaiah 5:11-14 The Lord is known by righteousness and justice. Isaiah 5:16 No matter what the outcome, don’t call evil good and good evil. You’re not as [Read More...]


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...]

Most Thorough Review of My Book

In honor of flying out early in the morning to speak in the United Kingdom for the next 10 days, here is a link to the most thorough review of my book I’ve ever seen … it’s almost as long as my book itself!  The review was published in one of the UK’s most prominent Christian publications, Fulcrum, done [Read More...]

Sept 4: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-4-09: A true bonded love is more tempting than any amount of the choicest goods. Song of Songs 1:1-4 ‘Blinded by love’ is a reality—but let it not become yours apart from God. Song of Songs 7:1-9 Why do our pets know, and blindly follow us; while we have the [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...]