Speaking at the University of Illinois

Over the next 2 days I will be speaking seven times at the University of Illinois to everyone from campus Christian groups, gay groups, youth groups, city-wide pastors and a general session open to the public. They’ve packed my schedule from 12-9pm on Thursday and from 7am-9pm on Friday! Your prayers for strength (especially since I’m just getting over being pretty sick) and a clear mind are quite welcome. Let’s see the Lord continue to do some crazy stuff on this campus.

Much love.

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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://www.ournewchapter.com Ian

    I’m in the Champaign area. Where are you speaking, and is it open to the public? I’ve heard a couple of your interviews on the Neue podcast and I’m pretty interested in hearing more about what you have to say.

  • Jodi Shay

    Definitely be praying for you. I heard some good things about the Ball State trip from a former student of mine. Hoping this trip brings an even bigger impact!

  • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

    Ian – The main organinzers of this are the Vineyard church in Urbana (1500 N. Lincoln Ave) partnering with a few campus groups, therefore off the top of my head I believe the talks will be in a few locations. I don’t have all of the details in front of me as I am in the car en route, but if you call the church I know they can give you all of the info. I think a few are open to the public: 7pm on Thurs and 9am, 1:30pm and 7pm on Fri. Hope to meet you!

  • Sam

    My prayers go with you. You are a bridge builder, but you also bring a message of hope – Hope for LGBT people, their friends and families that LGBT people can be part of the Kingdom of God. May God richly bless.

  • http://www.xanga.com/djfree Darren

    sweet! apparently tomorrow night you’ll be having dinner w/ my friend chris. say hullo for me! :)

  • Brandon

    Dude, thanks for coming to IV. That was really cool and encouraging. It’s already started to promote really good conversations. I can’t wait for you to come back! Woot!

  • Christine

    Thanks for coming, Andrew! Hope you weren’t terribly overworked on this trip. It was awesome for us. =)

  • Matt

    Unbelievable! I picked up your book at random off the new book shelf at Champaign Public Library earlier this week and just read through the whole thing today. I can’t believe you were just in town this week and I missed you. I hope they’ll invite you back sometime. The work you’re doing is wonderful. Thank you.


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