Make the Yuletide Gay, or Don’t, Whatever

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. You can find his blog at oddmanout.net The holiday season is one of the only times of the year when I’m not particularly interested in talking about faith and sexuality. The rest of the year, it’s kind of my thing—I write a blog [Read More...]

End of the Year Giving!

The following post comes in part from The Marin Foundation’s end-of-year letter to our generous donors. To participate in giving to The Marin Foundation, click here! – To our wonderful friends and family, Hello from Chicago! We hope this letter finds you well as you enjoy this holiday season. We are filled with joy and [Read More...]

Peace on Earth & At The Dinner Table (For Parents)

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For parents who struggle to reconcile their Christian faith with their love for their LGBTQ children, the holidays can be a time of stress filled decisions: Do I allow my LGBTQ child to bring their partner home? Do I allow them to sleep in the same room? How do I introduce their partner to my friends? Do I say anything about my child’s sexuality/gender identity during this time?
Through our research with the Parent Resource Initiative, The Marin Foundation has learned from parents who have already navigated these questions. [Read more...]

Part 2: Read an Excerpt from My New Book #OurLastOption

You can look at the Table of Contents and read an excerpt from the Preface here. This is an excerpt from the Introduction our my new ebook Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (US, Canada, UK). In the Introduction I’m setting up the book by exploring the [Read More...]

Part 1: Read an Excerpt from My New Book #OurLastOption

Are you wondering what Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (US, Canada, UK), is all about? Here are the Table of Contents, and the beginning portion to the Preface (A Common Language). Read a description of Our Last Option here. Table of Contents Preface: A Common Language Introduction [Read More...]

Mandela Fought to Work WITH His Oppressors

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation In the wake of today’s announcement that Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95, without a shadow of a doubt I believe the greatest legacy that Mandela left us, and something that we would do well to listen [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Dec 9

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, December 9th, a friend of ours will be sharing about her journey as a parent with her son after he came out to her as gay. She will be sharing about the questions and experiences that she has been processing through as both a Christian [Read More...]

Get My New Book FOR FREE!

Andrew with his new ebook, Our Last Option

In four easy steps, find out how you can get Andrew Marin’s new ebook, Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square, FOR FREE! Our Last Option is currently available worldwide on iBooks and Amazon, and next week on Nook and all other eReader formats. [Read more...]

Emotions

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation If I’m being honest, a good part of the reason I moved to St. Andrews, Scotland for my PhD is three-fold. First, it was too good of an opportunity, at too great of a university, that I couldn’t pass it up. [Read More...]

What is “Good” Activism?

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation In light of this past decade’s thoroughly outspoken partisan activists (where nothing short of full social, political, and religious alignment will satisfy their thirst for defining “success”) I often wonder what is the epistemological root of “good” activism? Where does “good” [Read More...]

Does Neutrality Equal Silence?

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I woke up this morning in beautiful Scotland to an email with a link where someone wrote the following: I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain [Read More...]

An Area Evangelicals Might Learn From the LGBT Community

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The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Reading over Jacob Heiss’s well thought-out posts on sexual identity (parts 1 & 2 with part 3 on the way), I’m left thinking that this might be an area (among others) in which the evangelical church could be assisted by [Read More...]

A Realistic View of Sexual Identity Though Compounded States of Being

We’re so focused on drawing firm lines around what we should not do that we spend almost no time on who we are and how we can experience sexual fulfillment. This dehumanizes us and depersonalizes sex. [Read more...]

The Self is Hardly a Neutral Observer of the World

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation. One of the biggest hinderances that stifles the work of reconciliation is memory. What we remember, especially of negative events, becomes for most not just a memory but a conviction. It is that powerful conviction which keeps us cycling in a [Read More...]


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