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.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( 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).

  • wackywilliams

    thank you so much for posting this video when you did! #1 I just got internet up again about a week ago & #2 my paster was descussing with me a couple of months ago, that is sister who is a lesbein had invited him to there wedding & he was struggling with how to handle it becuse for one he has two kids under 4yrs old & two wasn’t sure was biblelicly right in the situation, he didn’t wan’t to condone what they were doing but wanted to suport his sister & wasn’t even sure weather to give a gift for both or give them seprite ones. he had emaild a cople of people from seminary that he trusted but wasn’t getting any practical feedback so he asked me what I thought & I sugessted some things you had said previsly about just loveing people where there at & remined him that he him self said he was called to love those that other churches wanted nothing to do with & here was his chance. I also sugesste your blog & book but wasn’t sure if he found anything that could be applied but this dead on spoke to his conundrum & querys! I sent it drectly to him. thank you so much for willing to put yourself on the front lines so us little sideliners can navigate the mine filds of life as a conservitive christion that just wants to be like Jesus & love as he loved.

    • wackywilliams

      oh sorry frogot to answer your question, I really liked the three sugestions alot, it helped me alot on how better to aproch the subject when it presents it’s self. love you & miss you man!