Top 20 Books I Read in 2010

In 2010 I fully completed reading 41 books, totalling 10,575 pages. Those are both personal records! Below are the Top 20 books I read this past year. My only qualification for this list is that I had to complete the entire book somewhere between January 1 and December 31, 2010. The book didn’t have to be published in 2010, [Read More…]

A Big Sale and a Big Meeting

I just noticed that Amazon is having a sale on my book right now. Instead of its original cost of $15, and instead of Amazon’s usual discounted price of $10.20, Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community, is now only $8.82! Pick it up here for almost a 50% discount. It [Read More…]

Article I Wrote for Religion Dispatches

Here is the link to the article I just wrote for Religion Dispatches. It’s a counter commentary to Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, who wrote a guest article for the Washington Post. People need to know that not just LGBT people are tired of the same negative generalizations that only stir up further dissent. I was offended [Read More…]

Article I Wrote on about LGBT Bullying

Here it is. I name names because I think this is too important. Much love. [Read more…]

Article I Wrote for

A clearinghouse for all things religion of every variety, Patheos, recently asked me to write an article for them on a new medium of engagement between the gay community and evangelicals. Here it is. Also, here is the page where you can find the 4 other articles that were written in their GLBT/evangelical series during the month of April. [Read More…]

Another Unreal Review

Don’t know how I missed this one either! Guess life goes on when you’re in another country… I’m blessed to have read this. The conversation over there is poppin’! Rachel Held Evans wrote this review. I have never met her, but I continue to hear great things about her upcoming book. Holla! Much love. [Read more…]

Awesome Review of my Book & Interview

The ever-present and big-time blogger Nicole Wick got a hold of my book, read it, loved it, interviewed me about it (and asked me 2 questions I’ve never been asked before), and out came this! Soooo cool. Much love. [Read more…]

One of the Most Humbling Things Written About Me

My friend Chris Heuertz recently wrote something for Duke Divinity Faith and Leadership. You can see it here. In it, Chris is talking about me, and in reading it, it really touched my soul. I committed my life to playing baseball (I played Division I in college) and improving my abilities through the hard work that [Read More…]

Unbelievable: My Book Wins its 5th Award!

This is just amazing! I just found out that Love is an Orientation just won its 5th national book award. Outreach Magazine gave Love is an Orientation their Culture Award for the Outreach Resources of the Year. You can see the release here. As I was writing this book during May and June of 2008, [Read More…]

Love is an Orientation Wins its 4th Award!

Wow. This one’s a big one! The widely read and extremely respected publication Leadership Journal has just announced that Love is an Orientation won The Golden Canon Leadership Award for being selected as one of the Best 10 Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. I’m speechless. For real. Thank you all so much for [Read More…]

Another Award!

Wow. I can’t say anymore than I’ve already said about how unexpected and special this whole book thing has been, both in regards to the impact that it has had and how it has been received by both the GLBT (secular and religious) and conservative religious communities. Love is an Orientation just recieved its third award, being listed in a [Read More…]

4th Printing

Speaking of books in 2009, I just got a card in the mail from my publisher letting me know that the newly award winning Love is an Orientation just went into it’s 4th printing! That’s cray … 8 months and 4 printings later the message is really getting out there. Thanks so much everyone for reading [Read More…]

Top Books of 2009

I thought I would join in on the fun of ranking the Top Books of 2009. My only qualifications for this list are that I had to complete the entire book somewhere between January 1 and December 31, 2009 (even though we’re just short of it being December 31), and the book didn’t have to [Read More…]

My Book = RELEVANT MAG Top 20

I just got some awesome news from my publisher. RELEVANT Magazine named Love is an Orientation as one of their Top 20 Best Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. So crazy humbling. I never thought this stuff would happen. Wow. What a great birthday present today. Much love. [Read more…]