Archives for February 2011

Amplify the Whispers

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Out of the many ways that we understand the world and others around us, there are few if any forms of communication that have the capacity to mold us like the power of personal stories from others. It’s easy [Read More…]

Belong, Believe, Become

The following post was written by Nathan Albert, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. During my years working as a professional singer and actor I was often quiet about my faith, especially around my countless gay or lesbian friends. I quickly learned that their experiences with the Church and Christians were almost always [Read More…]

Feb 21: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 2-21-11: Sometimes there are very simple instructions Jesus gives that are too countercultural for even Christians to heed. Luke 6:27-29 Following Jesus’ actual commands are so difficult because they’re intended to not be satisfying by any means we understand that word. Luke 6:30-31 The determining factor behind an actual [Read More…]

Living in the Tension Community Gathering

As there was a recent protest last weekend that involved a Catholic church and a gay activist group, we will be meeting to discuss the positives and negatives of that particular medium of engagement along with your thoughts on how groups that are adamantly opposed to one another can move forward in a productive manner [Read More…]

I Have a Brilliant Idea, Let’s Protest the Protesters

A few weeks back The Marin Foundation was called by a Catholic church in Chicago. They were calling because they got word that a gay activist group was going to be protesting their church on behalf of all the LGBT people who don’t like the Catholic church’s stance on gay marriage. Over the last few [Read More…]

Video of me speaking at Mariners Church – Irvine, CA

Lumen 1.30 – Andrew Marin from mariners church on Vimeo. This video was from two weekends ago while I was quite sick. I’m just happy my body and voice lasted. What did you think of the 3 suggestions to engaging the LGBT/conservative Christian conversation? Much love. [Read more…]

God. Gay People. Single People. Church. Valentine’s Day.

In most cases single people are treated as crappy in church cirlces as LGBTs. Who cares what others think of you. Love yourself because God loves you THAT much. Happy Valentine’s Day. Much love. [Read more…]

Arguing is Pointless

Peter Bregman writes a weekly column called How We Work at Harvard Business and is a regular contributor at CNN.  He speaks, writes, and consults about how to lead and how to live. He is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global management consulting firm, and advises CEOs and their leadership teams. You can sign up to be notified when he [Read More…]

Recommended Resources

As we are often asked about resources as it relates to building bridges with the LGBT community, a couple worthwhile DVDs are listed below. Bridging the Gap Bridging the Gap is a 4 session interactive DVD resource (with a facilitator’s guide) for small groups that are seeking to live out their faith in a way [Read More…]

Interviews: When Being Out is Not Easy

In the following interview, William discusses a part of his experience in being a Christian that happens to be gay in navigating contexts that have generally had a more traditional understanding of scripture and homosexuality. For a description of these interviews and for Part 1, you can check out A Mother’s Story. Part 2: A Daughter’s Story [Read More…]