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…]

Interview on America’s Most Listened to Christian Program

I’m back from a WONDERFUL vacation (no Blackberry for 6 days was close to the best thing I’ve ever experienced!), and what a better way to be greeted back then by an interview on The Frank Pastore Show – America’s most listened to Christian radio program. I have been on air with Frank one other [Read More…]

Off the Grid

I’m going on vacation! The picture above is the resort where my wife and I will be staying. It’s our first vacation in almost two years, and it’s going to be awesome. So while I’m gone, underneath this post are four other new ones to keep the conversation rolling. I look forward to being with [Read More…]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 11 of 11

Here is my final reflection from walking in the 2009 Chicago Gay Pride Parade and interviewing a variety of people who were all a part of that day as well. Much love. [Read more…]

Andrew Marin Interviewed by Read the Spirit

While sitting in a hotel room in small town Iowa I was interviewed by journalist David Crumm. Here is the article from that interview. Much [Read more…]

What is History?

I was recently asked: How do you think modern views of historiography have affected our ability to think theologically and ethically about our past and present experiences? Here is my answer: Modern views of historiography, like most everything modern (or should I say postmodern?), are thoroughly rooted in a pluralistic secular movement of what it [Read More…]

Empire Carpet Theology

Brenda and I are looking for new flooring (still deciding if we should put in hardwood or that cool shag-type carpet). Anyway, we called Empire Carpet and they had a super-sailor-foul-mouthed man come over. Among his ramblings of which I paid no attention, he saw that I had a lot of religious books on my [Read More…]

New Research Study

Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (ISS), is conducting a study of mixed orientation marriages, which are defined as a marriage where one individual experiences same sex attraction and the other does not. The purpose of the study is to understand the characteristics of these marriages and the [Read More…]