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 that honors their LGBT neighbors and God. It draws upon the experience of six Christians outside the heterosexual mainstream as it relates to their practical suggestions for Christian communities. It was put together by New Direction ministries and you can check out their website and order the DVD here.

Through My Eyes

Another great resource for groups is Through My Eyes by The Gay Christian Network. All too often conversations about gay and lesbian youth are not balanced with actual conversations with them. This resource utilizes the stories of young Christians that are gay and lesbian who share part of their stories related to faith and sexuality, how they perceive the church, and responses they have received from those close to them. Rather than trying to convince others of what they feel they should believe, the DVD focuses on humanizing gay and lesbian youth by simply putting faces to what at many times has just become an issue as they relate a part of their journey for Christians that are seeking to understand others like them. You can order the DVD here.

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).

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