Cool Review from the UK

Review of Andrew Marin’s “Love is an Orientation” from Peter Ould on Vimeo.

I ran across this video review of my book from Peter Ould in the UK. Here is his blog. In light of some of the harsh, and extremely vocal and public words from a small percentage in the Christian community in the UK have had for me recently (more on that in a later post), this was a really, really humbling thing to see. Believe me though, the haters across the pond by no means outweigh the lovers.

One of my favorite parts is towards the end when Peter says, “Before forming an opinion about Andrew and this book, no matter what you’ve heard, read it for yourself first!”

The Movement continues. If the Lord is for it …

Much love.

Living in the Tension — Monday, Feb. 9
My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times
Discriminating…In Jesus’ Name?
Building Bridges
About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( 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).

  • Debbie Thurman

    Great review, and really neat to get to “know” Peter Ould a bit through his blog. I like this guy, and I think he also has a lot to teach us about “how to live and love.” I particularly like that he calls himself “post-gay” rather than ex-gay, and his reasoning for it. I have grown so weary over the divisiveness in the whole gay/ex-gay debate.

    Sad that the Oulds recently lost their unborn son, Zachary. The funeral was yesterday. Peter’s blog post with Psalm 139 (my personal favorite) as the backdrop, was so very touching. It speaks beautifully to us all, even in this bridge-building environment.

    Now I have another favorite blog to add to yours. :)

    Please pray for me as I move forward to link hands with others in reflecting God’s love and truth to a hurting world. And bless you for all you are doing, Andrew.