What “Would” Jesus Do?

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The following post is written by The Marin Foundation’s Associate Director, Michael Kimpan. You can hit him up on Facebook, Twitter and his blog. My dear friend Joel will often interrupt even the most seemingly casual conversations with his peers to stop and look at the example of Jesus in one of the four gospels [Read More...]

Would Jesus Fight a Legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage?

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This post was part of a series on Tim Dalrymple’s blog Philosophical Fragments, answering the question, Is It Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage? My response focuses on the question Would Jesus Fight a legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage? [Read more...]

My Love Affair with Those That Reek of Jesus

I’m flying to Dallas today to teach two classes until August 8th at the Salvation Army South Region Territorial Youth Institute. One of the five day classes is on Bridge Building, the other five day class is on How to Study the Bible. Last year I spent a week with them teaching and it was [Read More...]

Bruno Mars Captures the Powerful Message of Jesus

My wife was listening to this song, Grenade, by Bruno Mars recently. She looked over at me and said: “Listen to the words, Andrew. Doesn’t this just perfectly describe the messge of Jesus?” Yes; yes it does. Who knew? Powerful stuff. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

Here is a question I get quite a bit; and just recently have been asked it more than usual: Why did Jesus talk in parables? I also wrote about this question here, but because I’ve been asked it so many times recently I thought I would say something again. I believe he did so for [Read More...]

Here are the Old Testament Scripture References that Jesus Quoted More Than Anything Else

Everytime I read the New Testament I see Jesus quoting the Old Testament quite a bit. As I learned in my Bible interpretation classes in seminary, parallel passages and repeat quotes are there to drive points home more directly. Maybe it’s just me, but for a while now I’ve wondered if Jesus quoted any one [Read More...]

Part 3: How Jesus Commanded Us to Handle Critics

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Movement #1: Stay close to those you trust with you life (Matthew 10:11-12) Scripture for Movement #1: 11“Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. 12As you enter the home, give it your greeting. Insight #2 (Matthew 10:12): [Read More...]

Part 2: How Jesus Commands Us to Handle Critics

Read Part 1 Movement #1: Stay close to those you trust with you life (Matthew 10:11-12) Scripture for Movement #1: 11“Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. 12As you enter the home, give it your greeting. Insight #1 from Matthew 10:11: Whatever [Read More...]

Why Did Jesus Talk in Parables?

I believe it was to force everyone to think for themselves and learn what it means to implement their faith through God’s eternal Kingdom Principles, in their own situations in real time as life uniquely happens. God could have made the Bible a million page rule book filled only with yes/no answers to all of life’s [Read More...]

Part 1: How Jesus Commands Us to Handle Critics

Just recently I was studying the Bible for My One Sentence Bible, and I came across Matthew 10:11-11:7. In this passage Jesus is giving instructions to his disciples on how to live a faithful life with critics, haters and oppressors all around. I was shocked, and moved by Jesus’ commands (no, I don’t know why [Read More...]

Listen: The Last Words of a Dying Man to the Church

Since Love is an Orientation started to get some notoriety I have been asked quite a few times to endorse people’s forthcoming books. I have learned that there are three main philosophies on giving endorsements, and I list them in descending order from most popular philosophy to least popular: 1. Endorse every book asked of [Read More...]

“Fallout” from Q

I posted my full talk here from Q. Although the response on my blog (and many other sites) has been overwhelmingly positive, there have been just as many harsh words written about what I said. I knew this would happen (duh!), but it’s so ironic to me that many of the people writing that crap about [Read More...]

My Talk from Q Conference 2010

So a day after I land from England I had to speak at the one-of-a-kind Q Conference, which was being held in Chicago this year (I took the picture above from my phone as I was about to go on stage). I was very humbled that Q’s founder, Gabe Lyons, asked me to share some thoughts [Read More...]

Pitt-Jolie and Jesus?

In a world where anyone can create a blog and write whatever they want and claim it as truth, why not get in on the fun right? It’s about time I guess … that, and all of my super tech-y friends keep harassing me to do it. And for the first time in my life, [Read More...]


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