Archives for June 2010

June 23: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-23-10: Even Jesus got caught off guard by the astounding faith in his Lordship from those least expected to have it. Matthew 8:10 There are times when culturally accepted rituals of reverence for another’s life need to be put in perspective. Matthew 8:22 Peaceful rest comes with the internal [Read More…]

Important Research Needs Your Help!

As many of you know, over the last four years The Marin Foundation has been running what has turned in to the largest national scientific research study ever done in the LGBT community regarding spirituality and religion. We have over 2,000 national participants from all 50 States (51 if you include DC), and neither one [Read More…]

The Marin Foundation’s New Facebook Page

The Marin Foundation is creating a new home on Facebook. We’re moving from a ‘group’ page to a ‘fan’ page, because it has more capabilities and no limit on numbers of people who can join. We’ll be closing down our old ‘group’ page at the end of the week. You can access our new page here. Join [Read More…]

June 22: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-22-10: Just because you stand in a garage and call yourself a car, even if everyone else is convinced you’re a car, doesn’t prove you’re actually a car. Matthew 7:21-23 True wisdom is recognized and revered by even those who don’t agree with you, and thus, that yields authority. [Read More…]

American Church Admits to Funding Kill the Gays Bill in Uganda

Over the last few months Warren Throckmorton (and I, part time) have been covering the Anti-Homosexual Bill in Uganda. Warren has been the world’s best investigative reporter on this, from interviewing Doug Coe (the head of The Family) to now, breaking news that an American church, Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV, has gone on record [Read More…]

June 21: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-21-10: The Golden Rule isn’t just a nice slogan to live by, it’s biblical. Matthew 7:12 Anyone can walk down a path that has been walked down a million times before. Where are you walking? Matthew 7:13-14 The diversity or homogeneousness that you roll with tells more to the [Read More…]

I Just Changed My Twitter Name to @Andrew_Marin

On the right sidebar on my blog you will notice a link that says: Follow Me. It’s for Twitter. Well, that link doesn’t work anymore because I just changed my twitter name from @LovesMeSomeYou to @Andrew_Marin. The link will be fixed next week. How did this change come about? For many weeks now some of my social media savvy friends have been [Read More…]

My Recent Sermon from Parkcrest Church in Long Beach, CA

Recently I had the opportunity to preach all four services at Parkcrest Church in Long Beach, CA. I spoke about Reversing Imputed Cultural Perceptions. You can listen to it here. What you need to do is: Click on the Show Details bar under the FAQ’s series sermon, and mine is the first one You can [Read More…]

Andrew Interviews Everyday, Non-Christian, High Schooler

In this video I interview Lindsey, your everyday, non-Christian, high school girl about her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, Christianity and the relationship between the Christian kids and the LGBT kids in her high school. This is the perfect example of the type of youth that is pervasive in our culture today (or for you youth pastors [Read More…]

My Video of Time at Blackhawks Championship Parade!

I recently detailed how miserable my championship experience has been as a die-hard Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears fan has been. But whatever, because now I’ve not only watched a championship, but I’ve been there too! Enjoy these short videos. Oh, and in the first video I say “I’m here with a half a million [Read More…]

June 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-16-10: 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 [Read More…]

Listen to Podcast with me over at Youth Hacks

Recently I recorded an interview with Youth Hacks – a podcast dedicated to youth workers. You can listen to it here. Why I love this podcast in comparison to so many others I have done, is that one of the hosts, Joel Diaz, for the past year has actually been implementing everything he heard me [Read More…]

Listen: The Last Words of a Dying Man to the Church

Since Love is an Orientation started to get some notoriety I have been asked quite a few times to endorse people’s forthcoming books. I have learned that there are three main philosophies on giving endorsements, and I list them in descending order from most popular philosophy to least popular: 1. Endorse every book asked of [Read More…]

June 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-14-10: Don’t be impressed by people who do things and get noticed for it, because God isn’t. Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 Stop trying to succeed and start establishing Kingdom. That way you can never fail at what God has asked of you. Matthew 6:9-13 Forgiving those who have wronged you [Read More…]