VIDEO: My Recent Talk at Christ Presbyterian Church, MN

Andrew Marin at The Table at CPC from Christ Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.

For those of you not going to church today, here you go.

The first weekend of January I spoke at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, MN. It was a great few days connecting with their pastoral staff, Registered Runaway, Tony Jones (who took Michael Kimpan and I to the greatest high school hockey in the country #EdinaHornets), and seeing one of my best friends since we were 13 years old, who coincidentally just moved to Edina.

Above is the video from my talk on Sunday evening. Feel free to go directly to 14:34 of the video–that way you will skip the church’s announcements, me being introduced, and the overview of my background story (for those of you who are already familiar with my three best friends coming out to me).

I spend the remaining 40 or so minutes giving some reflections on Loving within Theological Diversity.

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).

  • Marilyn Satre

    Wish I had known you were in my neck of the woods today! Minneapolis area. I follow your ministry but events are always far from Minnesota!

    • Andrew Marin

      Marilyn – I just added an the My Upcoming Events on the right sidebar of every page of the blog so my schedule is accessible to folks if I’ll be in your area ————>

      Also, you can check my full 2013 schedule at the Upcoming Events tab at the top of the page We update this all the time as events are added. And it looks like I’ll be back in Minneapolis/St. Paul area again this summer. Details will be posted soon.

  • Carolyn Jones

    Andrew, we need you in the South!!! Even if you are like two States away we will come meet you! My best friend and I desperately want to start Living in the Tension Meetings down here in Alabama, but we feel like we need so much direction! We’ve both read your book and have received the file for starting a Tension Meeting in our area, but we still have so many questions. Please, please consider coming more the South. The hatred here towards the LGBT community is still so rampant. :(