My Top 17 Things of 2008

Why is it the Top 17 things you might ask? Well, I couldn’t settle on just 15.

17. Live Danity Kane concert

16. Love Lockdown by Kanye West

15. Dark Knight Movie

14. The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

13. David Cook winning American Idol

12. Chicago Cubs great regular season (let’s just forget about the playoffs—please!)

11. The entertaining Presidential Election and the subsequent Saturday Night Live spoofs

10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Movie

9. Adventures in Missing the Point by Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo

8. Body of Lies Movie

7. Gas prices lowering back into the stratosphere

6. Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

5. Being the Friday night General Session speaker at all of the Youth Specialties National Conventions

4. Having the humbled honor of officiating 2 of my friend’s weddings (including my best friend’s wedding held in a Chateau in Southern France—and then getting stuck in the airport in Paris for 17 hours)

3. The birth of my God-daughter, Addie Overgard

2. Wrote and finished editing my first book—Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community…IT’S NOW ON AMAZON FOR PRE-SALE!!!!!

1. My 1 year wedding anniversary

Can’t wait for 2009!

Merry Christmas as our Savior came to love and forgive.

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Andrew Marin

    I forgot to add that Clay Aiken 'came out'….(my mom and I haved loved him to death since we voted for him on Amierican Idol).Anyway, I would have put him at #7 and pushed the gas prices to #8.:)