Come on Over Southern California

This weekend I will be preaching all 4 services (6pm on Saturday and 8:30am, 10am and 11:30am on Sunday) at Parkcrest Church in Long Beach, CA. Feel free to swing on by, I’d love to see you! Then on Monday May 24th Parkcrest will be hosting a leaders gathering about building bridges, which is open to the public. For info on RSVPing for this free event, look here.

And while I’m there, I’m really looking forward to seeing some of my good friends who live out there (and nicely enough, on the Ocean.) Holla. :)

Much love.

Discriminating…In Jesus’ Name?
Living in the Tension Tonight (3/9)
My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times
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).

  • Alli

    Will you be podcasting your sermon? I’d love to hear it but it’s quite the drive from Idaho just for a morning.

  • Miss Paula

    Alli, the podcast you can get by going to!! Hope that helps!

    Thanks Andrew for speaking to Ginnie and I yesterday!! Enjoy your Pizza!!

  • Chris Schaffner

    You need a So. Cal. office. ;)

  • Amber

    Thank you so much for coming to preach at Parkcrest last Sunday. I am so happy you decided to come to lunch with all of us crazy college kids. As of Sunday I was still on the hunt for an apartment…everything I was looking at was way out of my price range. Then you asked us if any of us knew someone living intentionally in a predominatley gay neighborhood. I was the only person who knew someone out of the group. Well, I went home and prayed about my living situation. Guess what? I decided to move intentionally into a gay neighborhood. Monday, I emailed my friend Jon and wouldn’t you know there was an opening in his building. A building where every tenant is gay. I believe that God threw that door open on Sunday for me to walk through. Thank you for coming to Long Beach, thank you for helping me understand that as a straight Christian I need to go out and reach out to all of the people of my city. I look forward to the relationships I am to build in the next coming months. I wish you the best!

  • Hi Hopes

    Yo! Andrew………wish I could have come there. Would have loved it. I am sure you raised some eyebrows and stretched some folks comfort zones.

    I am a complete believer in what God is doing in and through you. You are His instrument; bridging gaps and breaking down walls.

    Thank you for all you do!