This Weekend’s United Church of Christ Event

This weekend I will be speaking to a group of United Church of Christ (UCC) clergy members in the St. Louis area. As many of you know, the UCC is one of the denominations that are being torn apart by the topic of homosexuality. Although much of the UCC has already decided upon an affirming [Read More...]

Here it is!

Remember my sermon from Capitol Hill the night before the Inauguration—the same sermon that is in the process of being archived in the Smithsonian? Well, here it is! I hope you enjoy it. Much love. [Read more...]

Getting Tempted in Both Directions

As the profile of The Marin Foundation starts to grow so does the political pressure. Over the last half-year I have had a few memorable political occurrences that I think really summarize faith, sexuality and where our culture is at regarding homosexuality. It all started last summer when a very well known secular GLBT organization [Read More...]

Yes, I’m Totally Obsessed with American Idol

When I started this blog I promised myself that during American Idol season I wouldn’t litter it twice a week, every week, with my obsession that is the cultural phenomenon that is American Idol. But I just couldn’t help myself after tonight’s show. I honestly have to say that overall, this show was the greatest [Read More...]

Another Undeserved Murder

Due to me being sick last week I wasn’t able to post this, so here you go a week late. On February 25, 1997 a man that I considered my second dad, Jeff Still, was killed by a drunk driver. Jeff was a man I looked up to in all aspects of life: He loved [Read More...]

OUTNight Board Picture 2

This is a weekly (sorry, it’s been about two weeks since the last one I put up) series of poster boards that members of The Marin Foundation had GLBT people in Boystown write on, to honestly answer questions regarding God, faith and religion. Question: What do you think about the Church?A few of the Answers: [Read More...]

Radio Interview this Afternoon

As we all know how I embarrassingly messed up the date last time, I know for a fact that I’m going to be on the John Hall Show on WORD-FM 101.5 Pittsburgh this afternoon at 4:10 pm Central Time. You can click here to listen live. Hope you enjoy! Much [Read more...]

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...]