Last month, I started doing a weekly live chat with interesting people I know, and it’s been so much fun! These first six interviewees have all been related in some way to LGBT+ issues and Christian faith, but the discussion is really for everyone. Watch them here.
My friend (and LGBT+ Christian advocate) Kathy Baldock agreed to be my guinea pig for the first in a series of fun Facebook Live interviews with interesting people. We took questions from the live audience while discussing everything from weird Bible history to pineapple on pizza…and the most bizarre sex-related thing I’ve ever heard. I’ve … Read more
Here’s a talk of mine about what it would look like for Christians to live out our faith in everyday life, and how I think so many of us are getting it wrong.
When I feel dejected, frustrated, lonely, or sad, there are some things I do that often help. Feel free to try these if things in your life or the world have gotten you down. In no particular order: I listen to music—first to help me process my emotions and then to help me move into … Read more
After 16 years running the nonprofit I founded, my life went in a new direction. Here’s the letter I wrote to my friends in early 2018.
My next book, due out in 2018 from Penguin Random House, is tentatively called Talking Across the Divide. It’s about addressing America’s polarized culture—and how to talk to the people in your family and circles of influence you just don’t understand. This book has been a real passion project for me, based on my two decades … Read more
For those of us who are white, it’s important to see what’s happening in Charlottesville and be reminded yet again that this is just the tip of the iceberg; racism is still very much alive in this country. If this many people can show up in one place for a blatantly racist rally (and not … Read more
Friends, It is with tremendous sorrow that I must share this formal statement, which is going out on GCN’s channels today. I have known about this since May but haven’t been able to speak about it, which is why I’ve been silent on social media. I wish I could comment on it further, but I … Read more
The internet gives us a great opportunity to broadcast messages far and wide. But without back-and-forth and face-to-face, we lose a lot of nuance. We need the chance to say, “Did you mean…?” and “Can you clarify…?” and “Here’s how that sounded to me.” Nuanced, personal conversation allows us to refine our views and learn … Read more
After I wrote Torn, everyone kept asking me whether I’d write another book. My honest answer for a long time was “I don’t know.” I don’t believe in writing a book just to say you’ve written a book. With Torn, I said things that I’d been wanting to say for many years, things I believed … Read more