From Food Stamps to Speaking at the White House

Back in February I had the opportunity to speak on human sexuality at the White House, and then later that day also speak on bridging opposing worldviews fighting to dictate cultural normalcy, at the US State Department. On the flight back to Chicago I got to thinking how in the world does one go from qualifying for food stamps for three years to having an opportunity to work with this type of government folks towards a change of cultural consciousness in such intense disconnected places? This video, which I’ve sat on for quite a while, is my brief analysis.

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Tim Lueck

    Andrew, loved your message. Loved your book. One question, what are three things you do to love your neighbors. I want to love the neighbors in 55060.

  • Dr. Trista Carr

    Great synopsis, Andrew. Loved the morsels you got from Dr. Perkins about loving your neighborhood. Spot on, brother! Keep on keepin’ on.

  • Kami Dempsey

    Wow profound. Execution is key. Love the biblical truths you stand on!!!!! Love ya brother