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Friday, January 9, 2009

Big Personal News about the Inauguration

I recently got a phone call from the Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Coalition in Washington DC—and they asked if I could speak at their interfaith service and vigil the night before the Inauguration. The theme of the service is Peaceful Nonviolence, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. I will be talking about the impact of homophobia and bridging the evangelical community (originally there was a well-known Jewish Rabbi who was to talk generally on the topic of homophobia, but due to a cancellation they thought an evangelical Christian instead, would raise eyebrows; and they thought of me!). Among the others (from a variety of different faiths) who will be speaking is Jim Wallis from Sojourners, and in attendance at their DC service will be a variety of Washington politicians and governmental elite.

What a sweet opportunity! I feel so blessed and I am very excited for this chance to be in Washington the night before the Inauguration and talk about the importance of God’s call and command to build bridges between His children and the GLBT community. And to think that there will be other faiths and politicians in attendance, pray that the Lord’s words through me that night will draw many more people to Him.

Much love.
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6 comments:

Becky said...

Awesome, Andy. You're on fire!

adam mclane said...

For serious? This totally made my jaw drop. I'm amazed at what God is doing in your life and through your ministry.

Glen Peterson said...

Very awesome opportunity.

Jeff S. said...

You have an awesome opportunity before you. Go with God, my friend. I'll be praying for you.

P said...

Sweet news! You do great work and I'm happy to see you are gaining traction.

Good luck sticking to the diet with the great dinner you will no doubt find yourself at ;)

saredn said...

Very awesome!! I'll be praying for you :)