Teaching at Salvation Army this Week

What many people don’t realize is that the Salvation Army is way, way more than just people who at Christmas stand outside with a bucket and ring a bell asking for change. All around the world the Salvation Army has formed very intentional, and deeply incarnational groups of people planted in areas literally all over the globe that need to see what Jesus looks like in a hands and feet type of way.

No frills. No fluff. Just everyday faithfully living a life of service to a local community of people.

That is the number one reason I love the Salvation Army, and the work that they do, so very much. It’s also the reason why I’m so humbled by them continuing to ask me to teach at their training institutes all over the place. If there is a legacy I would like to leave, a big part of it is one of spurring on others to really understand the need to incarnationally do life in the places the Lord has led you to. Life is about faithfulness, and showing that faithfulness starts and ends with living in the place you yearn to be faithful to.

From today until August 9th I will be teaching three times a day to a national gathering of Salvos (at a dude ranch/camp in Midlothian, TX where it is currently 105 degrees as I write this) from all over the country. My everyday schedule is as follows:

10:45-12:15pm Sitting on a Panel trying to answer questions that come our way about the Bible in general, and its implications to our lives today

1:30-2:30pm A week long core class on Building Bridges within the LGBT Community

7-8pm A week long elective on Studying the Bible and Integrating Study into Our Everyday Spiritual Lives

It’s going to be a great week.

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).

  • Jay

    You’re just right down the road, Andrew! Man, you need a new scheduler if they’re sending you to Texas during the hottest part of the summer! 105 today, 107 tomorrow!! :)

    Wish I could make it over there…I’d take you to lunch! Blessings to you and have a great week.

  • http://johnnylaird.net Johnny Laird

    Glad to see you are doing so much with my tribe, Andrew.

    J

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

      Seriously Johnny, the honor is all mine. Your tribe is no joke and I feel like I’m surrounded by people who actually understand me.

  • Justin Caldwell

    You have been a blessing to me this week. Thanks for the guidance and thank you for what you do. God is certainly using you here this week brother! Can’t wait until tomorrow’s question and answer session!

    -Justin

  • Karl Bush

    Andrew, It has been AWESOME having you here this week! The talks we have had we so very helpful, and will be praying about what we talked about. I also pray that your ministry continues to flourish as you decrease and let the Holy Spirit in you increase!

    God Bless, In Christ,
    Karl


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