8:56am on Dec 16th

My Birthday

So today is my birthday! The big 3-2. What a strange 32 years it’s been thus far. Today is going to be a great, and full day, celebrating with family at my Mom and Dad’s house in the suburbs. In that fullness, thanks for your offer, but really, I don’t need any presents.

What, what is that you say? You would still like to give me a present?

No really. It’s ok.

Huh, are you sure? You still want to give me a present and I’m not going to convince you otherwise?

Well, in that case, you can give a one-time $32 donation to The Marin Foundation to support the work I care about so deeply. See our 2013 projects here. If you insist, that is the only present I will accept.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Much love.

Andrew

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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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