Last Night’s Living in the Tension Gathering

Going into last night I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know who was going to show up, how many people or where they were coming from socially and/or theologically. But that is the exciting (and ridiculously scary) part! About 15 people showed up—and they were gay, straight, male, female, progressive and conservative. [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Community Gathering

Hello all. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Last week I got sick—real sick. I was knocked out for 6 days and I’m still feeling some residual effects even today, 8 days after the initial kick in the pants. But enough of my bitterness…on to happier times. Tonight The Marin Foundation is hosting our [Read More...]

I Have a Radio Interview Today – Revised

**Sorry if you clicked on the site to listen live and I wasn’t on the program! I totally got the day wrong for the interview!!! Oops. I feel like an idiot. Although, I’m sure if you listened you did enjoy John and Susan! I’ll fill you in when the new date is scheduled again. Today [Read More...]

Christian One-Liners

I got these in an email, and I thought they were really clever. Not only that, but they sure relate to bridging the Church and the GLBT community! We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you? Quit [Read More...]

You Look Good (no homo)

(This is a picture of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh) One of the very interesting things that I realized while being in Pittsburgh last weekend is that there is a saying that runs rapid with straight males—it’s an addendum added onto the end of a complimentary sentence that says “no homo”. Let me explain. When [Read More...]

Toddlers and Tiaras: God is Lost in Sexuality

Due to the shear train-wreck that is the new TLC reality show, Toddlers and Tiaras, my wife loves to watch. I actually think it’s one of those “sad train wrecks” and not the “entertaining train wreck” that I usually enjoy watching; but since my wife and I only have one TV, what we decided to [Read More...]

I’m Back from Off the Grid

Yes, I’m back! I’ve actually, and strangely, missed posting; so I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I thought I’d throw out some reflections from my most recent 3 State, 8 day trip. Throughout this trip I had the privilege of speaking to the ‘whole’ of what encompasses a majority of [Read More...]

Off the Grid

I want to give everyone a fair warning that I might not be posting until next Tuesday. Over the next nine days I’m going to be speaking in three different States, and have a pretty packed schedule in each city. Here are some of the highlights to come: Sunday Feb. 8th I will be speaking [Read More...]

The Book Endorsement Process—Part 2

These pictures are of the people endorsing Love is an Orientation: (Top Row from Left to Right: Scot McKnight, Shane Claiborne and Me and Marko)(Lower Row from Left to Right: David Roberts from Ex-Gay Watch, Michelle Strombeck and Brian McLaren)*For more information on what they said, see the previous post The reason I said my [Read More...]

The Book Endorsement Process—Part 1

The next phase of the Mysterious Publishing Process that I have recently gone through is the “endorsement” portion of the book—you know, the smarter and more famous people who you go to, to validate you, your work, experiences and thoughts so that other people will know you’re “ok to listen to.” I totally understand the [Read More...]

The Book of Psalms

When I study the Bible I read it cover to cover, starting in Genesis 1 and end in Revelation 22:21. The Bible is a Story, and there are many stories within the Story that compile the larger message(s) on trying to learn and understand what it means to live a life loving Christ—more to come [Read More...]

OUTNight Board Picture 1

The Marin Foundation has an event we call OUTNights, where we recreate my original immersion experience by taking straight Christians into Boystown to listen, learn and try to understand people’s stories of faith and sexuality. There is no debating, no arguing and no proselytizing … just a couple straight Christians going out at night into [Read More...]

The Marin Foundation Informational Video

This video is from the “extra” footage from the Promo Video to my book, Love Is An Orientation, which you can buy here from Borders or here from InterVarsity Press or here from Amazon. Much love. http://www.themarinfoundation.org/ [Read more...]

Finally, a Worthwhile Email Forward

I don’t know how many of you have gotten this email forward, but I just got it today. I thought it was quite profound. Here you go: IT IS STRANGE ISN’T IT…. Isn’t it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a [Read More...]


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