Urbana Missions Convention

From today until New Year’s Eve I’m going to be speaking at Urbana 09 - the largest student missions convention in the world! There are about 20,000 people gathered here in St. Louis this week for this convention, and in the Christian world, it’s a really big deal to be teaching here. I’m very humbled, and very excited all at the same time (yes, a litter nervous as well). Here’s my speaking schedule:


Answering the Tough Questions on Sexual Identity at 2pm

Interview with Christian Broadcasting Network (yep, Pat Robertson’s network) at 3:45pm

Book Signing at 5:30pm


Panel Discussion on Homosexuality and the Church 2pm


Building Bridges with the Gay Community at 2pm

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).

  • Steve Hayner

    I’m so glad that you’re here at Urbana09, Andrew! I will be praying for your presentations and interactions and hope that I am finally able to meet you. Urbana is truly an awesome conference.

  • jami

    Neat!!!! My husband John will be there too (leading one of the seminars on church renewal). I will tell him to keep an eye out for ya!!!! I know he will be glad to see you again.

  • jami

    Don’t watch CBN. But was channel hopping and landed there right when you were on. Agree that this is such an important issue not only for Urbana-ites but for the rest of us. Glad you are there!!!!!

  • Brandon

    Hey Andrew, I was really encouraged by your presence at Urbana. I definitely see God moving in the arena, and you’re definitely part of it. Can’t wait to see you speak again!