Hello All! So I quickly noticed that I brought the wrong adapter for my computer outlet, so I can’t get on my laptop to post!Instead I have to try to garner some quick time in the hotel’s 2 open computers. Ouch! Needless to say then, I won’t be blogging that much (if at all through the trip). Thus far I have:

Spoken twice:once to a group of church leaders in Eastbourne, England and once to the directors of the largest Christian conference in Europe (Spring Harvest). I also went down to Brighton, England, which is called the GLBT capitol of the UK. I interviewed quite a few people there, so you’ll be seeing those interviews on videos that I post when I get back. The landscape out here is very different, but in some ways eerily similar. I’m looking forward to explaining further.

From here on out I will be:

Speaking to a gay group in Scotland, speaking to a large group of Christian influencers in London (see post below), speaking to the directors of the 2 largest gay Christian groups in the UK, speaking to the youth director for the Diocese of London, and then having one day of fun being a tourist.

But don’t fear, I am:

Taking great notes

Taking great pictures

Taking great videos

so I’ll be able to document everything accurately when I return.

Please feel free to continue your ongoing conversations, and I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things again next week.

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • http://tommyghall.blogspot.com tommy hall

    you amaze me.
    i hope and pray that this will finally bridge the gap.

  • http://www.pianofarm.net Ruth Raubertas


    You are doing a great work. Please keep it up. You've also touched my heart in a huge way – as a Christian I have been avoiding gay people even though I long for connection because my brother died of AIDS in 1990. I recently contacted a gay acquaintance and we met for lunch and I showed him pictures of my brother. A wonderful healing time. THANK YOU for reminding us that we don't have to have all the answers. This is so true. God bless.