Reason for the Silence

Hello! Sorry for the recent silence. Since my last post I’ve been in the middle of a serious travel schedule all around the country without having a chance to sit down for any significant amount of time to write. Since Sunday I’ve been teaching at Houghton College in upstate New York. I preached at their chapel services [Read More...]

Winner of Blog Anniversary Signed Book Contest is…

Chad Willingham! Chad, your number got randomly picked from the 37 entries! Please email me andrew@themarinfoundation.org with your address so I can send you the autographed copy of my book. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who entered. Let’s pray for more years to come… Much love from me to you! Andrew [Read more...]

September 17: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-17-10 There will be no end to the skeptics. Those who protect their institution will watch silently over your shoulder and pick apart every word. Mark 2:6-7 Reconciliation demands that you stop surrounding yourself with everyone exactly like you. Who do you roll with? Mark 2:16 Everywhere Jesus went, [Read More...]

Part 3: How Jesus Commanded Us to Handle Critics

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Movement #1: Stay close to those you trust with you life (Matthew 10:11-12) Scripture for Movement #1: 11“Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. 12As you enter the home, give it your greeting. Insight #2 (Matthew 10:12): [Read More...]

September 15: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-15-10: Living a ‘faith of the impossible’ attracts news that will spread quickly – even when you don’t ask for any of it. Mark 1:24-28 Jesus didn’t want to draw mass-scale attention to himself; he just wanted to go about doing what he was sent to do. Mark 1:33-34; [Read More...]

Definitions of Enemy, Hater and Critic

Before I get any further into this series, I think I should define what I understand as an enemy, hater and critic. Enemy: The dictionary defines an enemy as one that is antagonistic to another. I actually don’t see that definition suitable for what I believe is an enemy. The dictionary definition of an enemy [Read More...]

Part 2: How Jesus Commands Us to Handle Critics

Read Part 1 Movement #1: Stay close to those you trust with you life (Matthew 10:11-12) Scripture for Movement #1: 11“Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. 12As you enter the home, give it your greeting. Insight #1 from Matthew 10:11: Whatever [Read More...]

September 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-14-10: The one leading the way to shift paradigms always seems to find themselves dead, or cast in the desert. Mark 1:2-4 As soon as God anoints one of his children, the devil is quick to follow to test that anointing. Mark 1:12-13 There is a difference between transformed [Read More...]

Tuesday’s, September 14th, Living in the Tension

Our upcoming Living in the Tension will be held Tuesday September 14th. Instead of it being at our offices, we are going to have it at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark St. in Chicago, starting at 6:30pm. The Chicago History Museum is hosting a free discussion on gay marriage, but you have to [Read More...]

2 Year Anniversary of this Blog!

Today, September 13th, is the 2 year anniversary of when I wrote my first ever blog. Here is the first blog post I ever wrote. And for the record, because of that post we were able to give a $250 donation to their non-profit that clothed and fed parent-less Iraqi children because of the war. [Read More...]

Why Did Jesus Talk in Parables?

I believe it was to force everyone to think for themselves and learn what it means to implement their faith through God’s eternal Kingdom Principles, in their own situations in real time as life uniquely happens. God could have made the Bible a million page rule book filled only with yes/no answers to all of life’s [Read More...]

September 9: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 9-9-10: To ensure a victory for themselves, the opposition will send guards to validate their claims. Matthew 27:63-66 Even when the truth is made public, it’s easier to believe a rumored conspiracy theory that can be spread like wildfire. Matthew 28:11-15 No matter what happens, know that the Lord [Read More...]

Part 1: How Jesus Commands Us to Handle Critics

Just recently I was studying the Bible for My One Sentence Bible, and I came across Matthew 10:11-11:7. In this passage Jesus is giving instructions to his disciples on how to live a faithful life with critics, haters and oppressors all around. I was shocked, and moved by Jesus’ commands (no, I don’t know why [Read More...]

I Must Work Even Harder on Myself

Still just as applicable this week as it was last. The Lord’s conforming process is never easy… Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]


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