There’s a lot to say about today’s Supreme Court ruling, and Montana Marty and I discuss some of it on today’s episode of the GCN Radio podcast. Click above to hear it or check it out on the GCN Radio page.
My, but this was a fun interview. On this week’s podcast (and yes, my GCN Radio podcast has officially moved to Wednesdays!), I interviewed Lillian Daniel, pastor, HuffPost blogger, and author of When “Spiritual But Not Religious” Is Not Enough.
We joked around, and she made me laugh multiple times, but I also got to ask her about some tough subjects, like, “How do you respond to the claim that religion is responsible for war and hate?” and “What about when you pray for someone’s health and they die anyway?”
You can hear her responses by clicking the listen/download links above, or by visiting the GCN Radio page.
(Now I just have to figure out how to edit this Tumblr theme so it doesn’t make people look like their faces are missing…)
Are you an aspiring author? Are you interested in the publishing world? Or are you just looking for something to read this summer?
If any of these are true of you, you won’t want to miss my podcast this week, as I interview Wendy Grisham, head of progressive Christian publisher Jericho Books.
This week, we discuss:
- Wendy’s advice for aspiring authors about how to get a publisher’s attention (and how not to);
- My confession about why I feel intimidated by people who say they love to read;
- Suggestions for moving, funny, and insightful books to add to your summer reading list;
- And more!
Give it a listen with the links above, or subscribe/download on the GCN Radio homepage.
This week on the GCN Radio podcast, I strike up a fake feud with Mark Sandlin, pastor and co-founder of The Christian Left, over his beating me in a satirical competition. We also discuss why some Christians are so reluctant to call themselves “Christians.”
Oh, and we laugh a lot. (And yes, I promise this podcast is safe for people on all sides of the political aisle.) Play it above or download from our GCN Radio page.
On Friday, my friend Matt and I sat down to discuss the week’s news about pro basketball player Jason Collins’s decision to come out as gay—and the conversations that have resulted.
Is it a problem for gay players to be in the locker room? Matt and I discuss this and other questions—and the fact that I know nothing at all about sports—on this week’s podcast! Click the link and give it a listen, or download it from the Gay Christian Network’s GCN Radio page.
Oh my gosh, you guys. There was some big news this week in the “ex-gay” world, and considering this was a subject I have a lot to say on in my book, I of course have a lot to say about it—more than I could fit into a blog post.
Click the audio link above to hear me get on a soapbox about the whole situation while talking to my friend Montana Marty. You can download the episode for later listening by clicking the arrow, or go to the GCN Radio homepage for more shows like this one.
This week, I’m moving to a new office, so I haven’t had a lot of time for writing blog posts, but I did post a podcast interview this week with Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man who has written positively about his experiences on a conservative Christian campus and who suggests he had suffered from “homophobia-phobia.” It’s a different perspective, and the end of this interview had a really profound moment that I loved. You can hear the audio by clicking the link at the top or visiting the GCN Radio page.
This was a fun interview, you guys!
This week on my GCN Radio podcast, I talk to Jeff Chu, whose new book, Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, tells how he traveled across the country, interviewing all different kinds of Christians about homosexuality.
Get this: Not only did he go to gay churches, ex-gay ministries, the Southern Baptist Convention, and so forth; he even spent time with the “God hates fags” folks at Westboro—as a gay man. It’s a really fascinating story.
Also, he interviewed me for his book, in which he describes me as "Dr. Evil’s cuter, cheerier younger brother." Give the podcast a listen to hear my response to that description and how he reacts when I ask about it! ;)
Every year, at the Gay Christian Network’s annual conference, I get to give a Sunday morning keynote address. I’d call it a sermon, but I think of sermons as being boring, and I try not to be boring.
This year, I had a lot of fun, getting people to laugh and telling interesting stories, along with making some important points about sin, grace, and the messy world we live in. So if you missed it on this week’s GCN Radio, here’s another chance to catch the audio of my
sermon keynote at this year’s GCN conference.
My interview with Rachel Held Evans… and other cool stuff.
Yes, I’m still here! I haven’t died, and I haven’t stopped blogging.
One of the earmarks of a professional blogger is that they plan ahead, keeping the blog posts flowing even when they’re traveling or otherwise busy.
Clearly, I am an unprofessional blogger.
So for those of you who’ve been wondering where I’ve been these last few weeks, the short answer is that I’ve been very, very busy. I’ve been traveling, speaking in cool places like Calvin College and Duke Divinity School, meeting with some important people about future plans, aaaaaand (this is the exciting part) recording the audiobook version of TORN! (Woohoo!)
Yes, yes, you’re right, I could totally have taken a moment to write and let you know what I was up to (okay, Mom!), but in my defense, I did have some computer problems as well, and…
Okay, fine, you win. I’m a lazy bum. But can I make it up to you by mentioning that last week I did a podcast interview with Rachel Held Evans? Hmmmm? Well here it is:
It was so much fun. There’s a reason we’re friends.
Oh, and if you follow that link, you’ll also notice that I’ve done a few other recent shows that I didn’t mention on the blog, including one about Westboro (with guest host Montana Marty), and another about the pros and cons of being a gay Christian (with guest host Stace-Eh).
So thanks for your patience while I took a few weeks away from writing. I’m back now, and there’s lots more I want to say! Coming up, I’ll tell you the true story of what it’s like to record an audiobook, and I’ve got a fun thought experiment as a follow-up to a recent post. Stay tuned!