Thursday, October 12, 2006

Marvin Testifies

In which Marvin reveals issues he has with the Love in Action program and highlights the different approach he will take in his fledgling ministry.

Marvin also shares his Pastor's Coming Out Day surprise.

He is still looking for an appropriate name for his ex-gay program. Suggestions?
this is an audio post - click to play

7 Comments:

At 8:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes!

They made you testify/witness so soon after your LIA experience?

And then they asked you to testify without asking you first?

Not everyone who has struggles is called upon to share it in front of the congregation...

 
At 9:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you are back from hiatus, Mr. M.

 
At 11:36 PM , Blogger Joe G. said...

Marvin,

I'm glad to hear you be honest about the continued struggles and feelings that you have. Good for you!

He is still looking for an appropriate name for his ex-gay program. Suggestions?

"Sort of Truth ministries".

 
At 5:20 PM , Blogger Bruce Garrett said...

I'm a tad surprised to hear that Love In Action wasn't all that spiritual. I understood there were psychological aspects to it, but I'd always assumed they were leavened with a big does of religiosity. Certainly that was the impression I got reading the Refuge rule book that was posted online a while back. I've heard less biblical citations in Sunday sermons and I went to a Baptist church.

 
At 1:16 PM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

Bruce, well you'd be surprise by how little Bible and prayer we got at LIA. And from what I hear from recent participants, it is not much different.

They put lots of stock in the group sessions, the introductions, writing moral inventories, the 12-steps, but for folks coming from a strong church background like Marvin and others I've known, they find the experience strangely alienating spiritually.

They BASE what they teach on Bible principles, but they spend very little time in prayer, worship or Bible study.

 
At 3:23 AM , Blogger Liadan said...

Over the Rainbow Ministries?

As in "we are SO over the rainbow. It's totally last year."

 
At 9:33 AM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

liadan,
"Over the Rainbow Ministries"
Perfection, I love it!

 

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