I’ve been Birthed

My present to myself today, on this day that I was born 29 years ago at 8:56am, is a song that always makes me smile and helps me remember God’s glory in each and every day.

I’m so thankful for so many of you – all of your love, support and in this medium of a blog: your interaction to continue furthering the wholistic understanding of what this bridge building movement is all about. I am humbled by what the Lord has done, and I know will continue to do. It’s crazy how quick the past 28 years have gone. Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m where I’m at, doing what I’m doing.

Though times have been tough recently I know that today’s going to be a good day. It’s time to turn a corner and refocus back on living in the blessed day we’re given. If I don’t say it enough, I sincerely love you all to death. Thank you for being there for me, challenging me, keeping me accountable to my words and thoughts, and just being a group of people that are so precious to this movement in such a time as this.

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).