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 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).

  • 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!