Archives for October 2010

These Lyrics Have to Speak for Me Now as I Can’t Talk About It

I am fighting back the strong, strong urge right now to write about an ongoing situation in my life that is a real big deal to me, my educational future and my work. When the time comes all of the details will be released. Or not. I don’t know. I want to, but I’m trying really [Read More…]

Part 4: Video Interviews of I’m Sorry Campaign 2010 in Atlanta

This interview is with a British pastor, now living in Tennessee as an Officer for the Salvation Army, who participated in our recent I’m Sorry Campaign 2010 in the A-T-L. Much love. [Read more…]

Thursday Oct 28 Living in the Tension

Tonight at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120, we will be having our next Living in the Tension Gathering. It will be focused around the topic of Trust. Hope to see you there. Much love. [Read more…]

Part 3: I’m Sorry Campaign 2010 Atlanta Gay Pride

This video is me interviewing a straight participant in the I’m Sorry Campaign 2010 Atlanta stop. She just so happens to be an Officer in the Salvation Army. An Officer is what the Salvation Army calls a pastor. It seems to be that she just found church. Much love. [Read more…]

Part 2: I’m Sorry Campaign Video from Atlanta Gay Pride

In this video I interview seven gay teenage guys about their experiences with the Church and thoughts they have on moving forward. Much love. [Read more…]

October 26: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-26-10: There are two types of discipleship: Those that disseminate personally structured tradition and those that disseminate the unbound teachings of Jesus. Mark 7:13-16 Don’t be stupid enough to think that rules make someone holy—their heart and actions do. Mark 7:17-23 Our dense brains can’t even conceptualize the exact [Read More…]

Leader of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Finally Loses American $ Support

BREAKING NEWS exclusive to my friend Dr. Warren Throckmorton’s blog, Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, who gave the bulk of financial support (here and here) to Martin Ssempa – the leader of the Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda, has finally cut financial ties with him! This is a huge blow to the sustainability of the [Read More…]

Part 1: I’m Sorry Campaign 2010 Atlanta Gay Pride

Our recent I’m Sorry experiment at this past Chicago Gay Pride blew up. We never expected anything like that to happen. Since, something like 28,000 people ‘liked’ it on Facebook, our Director of Pastoral Care Nathan Albert’s post about hugging a man in his underwear has been viewed almost a half a million times in [Read More…]

October 25: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-25-10: Jesus never went looking for attention to show off his miracles. They were in response to a critic or a need. Mark 6:48-50; 7:32-36 Don’t ever let culture’s traditions guilt you to stop doing Kingdom’s work. Mark 7:1-8 Selective criticism is the most efficient way to defend your [Read More…]

Huge News! It’s Not Cancer

I just got a message from my doctor saying that the growth that had to have a biopsy came back benign! Thank you all so very much for your prayers over the past week. This is a huuuuuuge relief. Phew. The doctor said it is: “Not a wart or calcium build-up or cancer. Just a built up mass [Read More…]

Hour-Long Q&A at Idea Camp Sex in Vegas

ICSEX – Andrew Marin Breakout Session from The Idea Camp on Vimeo. Watching this video back I learned another valuable lesson in critiquing myself for what it means to speak in public – what is in my head doesn’t always translate in certain moments in vocalization. But, the life of learning what it means to [Read More…]

New Church Youth Group Resource to Address Bullying

Yesterday my good friend Dr. Warren Throckmorton released a new church youth group resource to address bullying. Below is the press release that went out for it: Golden Rule Pledge Releases Bullying Prevention Lesson Plans for Church Youth Groups Contact: Warren Throckmorton, PhD, Golden Rule Pledge, 724-967-5644 MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 20 /Christian Newswire/ — On [Read More…]

I’m Speaking Tonight at Northern Illinois University

I am giving a lecture tonight at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL starting at 8pm. It’s closed to the public, sorry about that. But I will see if I can get an audio recording or something after the fact and post it. As always, non-Christian college campuses are some of my most favorite places to [Read More…]

October 21: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 10-21-10: No matter what the request, the weak spirited will always give in to up hold their reputation over standing firm. Mark 6:25-28 Pity compels a quick fix; compassion compels committed sustainable action. Mark 6:34; 8:2-3 Well meaning Christians often stifle the potential of God’s miraculous works to be [Read More…]