Gay Marriage

With the election coming up, and the vote in California for Prop 8 – otherwise known as the gay marriage bill – I have been receiving a lot of emails wondering my take on the whole issue. My bridge building goal is to elevate the conversation between the GLBT community and the Church, and so [Read More...]

Prayer for the Faithful

Thank you Lord for this opportunity to Be;For this opportunity to be Yours. Our prayers, wants, hopes and desires – We pray them knowing what we pray and the end result we yearn to see,but can never know or understand the Kingdom ramifications of how You are going to get those simple, yet passionate and [Read More...]

My Top 10 Favorite Movies

In alphabetical order: A Christmas VacationAustin Powers 2: The Spy who Shagged MeChristmas StoryHappy GilmoreJurassic Park 1Passion of the ChristSo I Married an Axe Murderer (This is actually my FAVORITE movie of ALL TIME!!!)Star Wars Trilogy – the old school versions (I know that’s three movies but I’m just going to count them as one)The [Read More...]

Speaking at Youth Specialties Sacramento – Part 2

And the conclusion to YS Sacramento … During the general session (GS) I started talking about my story, my unique experiences and how the broader Christian community has intentionally run away from any type of constructive tension that pushes us to cause growth when it comes to building bridges with the gay and lesbian community. [Read More...]

Youth Specialites Weekly Devotional featuring Andrew Marin

This podcast, #1386029, (go to Episode #10) is the Youth Specialties Weekly Devotional that was just released: “This week Adam McLane shoots on location in Chicago. First, Jason Raitz from Willow Creek gives some training tips for those who oversee small group leaders. Next, Andrew Marin shares a devotional about the prayers of those called [Read More...]

Refelction of Writing a Book – Part 3

I get this question a lot: Where did you write your book? The first 2 weeks were spent writing at my home during the day. But the problem was that I was so nervous to write even one word because I ultimately knew other people were going to read them. And because of that I [Read More...]

Speaking at Youth Specialties Sacramento – Part 1

The name Youth Specialties (YS) carries a lot of weight with it. For good or bad, any big organization constantly gets both hated on and praised for their work and successes. There are some people out there who have nothing better to do then to try and discredit and rip apart people/organizations for no other [Read More...]

October 17, 1997

October 17th is quite a day for me. I’m sitting at O’Hare airport right now on my way to Tampa with a gigantic pain in my soul. In fact right now I’m starting to sweat even thinking about it. October 17, 1997: one of my really close friends, Alli, got killed in a car accident. [Read More...]

The Coalition – Southern California Event #2

The second event that The Coalition held was an inclusive pastor’s roundtable that took place in Long Beach. What does inclusive pastor mean? In layman’s terms, it’s a pastor who is gay or lesbian or a pastor of a gay (or gay affirming) church. The broader scope of The Marin Foundation’s bridge building framework for [Read More...]

Reflection of Writing a Book – Part 2

In some of the original meetings with my publisher they asked me: “We want this book published like yesterday, so when, as soon as you can, do you think you can get the manuscript to us?” How was I supposed to answer that question?! I had never written anything like a book before and I [Read More...]

The Coalition – Southern California Event #2

The second event that The Coalition held was an inclusive pastor’s roundtable that took place in Long Beach. What does inclusive pastor mean? In layman’s terms, it’s a pastor who is gay or lesbian or a pastor of a gay (or gay affirming) church. The broader scope of The Marin Foundation’s bridge building framework for [Read More...]

Prayer and Biblical Leadership

I believe that I can communicate directly with my Heavenly Father. We have conversations. Crazy or not, I know what is true and I know the Lord of the universe loves to be in close relationship with his children who are made in his image. I’m not special … this communication is not just an [Read More...]

The Big Fall Season Starts Tuesday

Starting this Tuesday, October 7th, I begin my 2 ½ months of ‘round the country speaking about The Marin Foundation and our bridge building work! Here is my upcoming schedule (thus far), and I ask that you please pray for me – my mind, safety and productivity as I move from one place to the [Read More...]

Reflection of Writing a Book – Part 1

Writing a book is nothing like I ever expected. Many people believe it’s a mysterious process, and I was no different. I didn’t know the first thing about the publishing world or how a book goes from a brain to a bookstore. So I asked! Even as I sat with my editor, my publishing team, [Read More...]


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