Jan 3: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible?


As much as John the Baptist preached a gospel of repentance preparing the way for Jesus, he also preached one of cultural justice. Luke 3:10-14

The devil tests us when opportunities arise in the devil’s favor. Luke 4:13

Without the power of the Spirit of God it’s impossible to sustain doing what the Lord needs of us. Luke 4:14

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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).

  • Bruce

    Hi Andrew,
    I can appreciate what you are trying to do with the on sentence bible, but I have to comment on this one.
    John the Baptist didn’t come preaching forgiveness…. but repentance, and bearing fruit in keeping with repentance….. without repentance, there is no forgiveness.

    The response after repenting, had social justice elements to it…. but repentance is the first thing.
    Matt 3:1-2
    John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
    ” Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

    Matt 3:8
    ” Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (here you might plug in some of the social justice elements)

    Mark 1:4
    John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
    (first things first)

    Acts 19:4
    Paul said, ” John baptized with the baptism of repentance , telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”

    Just to keep the “hermeneutics” straight…

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

      Great call! Thanks. My bad on the word selection. I will change that.