June 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible?


Tony Campolo once said to me: “My whole life I stored up a big savings and 401(k) for retirement. Then the market crashed in 2009 and I lost half of everything I stored up. What a waste. I could have given that money away to help others instead of keeping it for myself to just lose.” Matthew 6:19-21

Each day has plenty of drama to last a thousand days. Let the Lord take care of the future while you focus on faithfully living in the here-and-now. Matthew 6:33-34

The measures you use to judge others, God will use to judge you. That’s a scary thought. Matthew 7:1-2

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).

  • Mrs T

    While investing in the future is OK, I agree with Tony C. There is too much emphasis on these ‘retirement programs.’ The economy is not really controlled by us that much, so we are at the whims of big decision makers. See what they did in 2008 – & we now learned about the law passed in the 90s! Both parties must have conspired to keep that info from the public. We sure didn’t know. Usually one side ‘outs’ the other when there is questionable legislation!
    Anyway, so much good is done by donations to the Lord’s work. If everyone tithed(not required any more, but a good idea), sooo much good could be done & we wouldn’t complain or ask for handouts. There would be plenty of money for the needs of the poor, etc.

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

      I couldn’t agree more. It was an astounding lesson I’ve never heard any other ‘famous’ Christian person say. I was humbled, blessed and it changed a whole lot of my perspective on such issues.

  • http://www.jennyrain.com Jenny

    The Tony Campolo bible version… I would totally buy it :)

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

      Me too :)