Top Posts of 2013, Thus Far…

We have reached the six month mark of 2013. Lots has happened already! Here are the thirteen most viewed posts from the first half of 2013:

1. My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times (April 14)

2. Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus International (June 20)

3. Huge Announcement by Famous UK Pastor Steve Chalke (January 15)

4. I Wish People Would Keep It Real When Talking About Sex (April 12)

5. Why Gabe Lyons and Others are Wrong about the Louie Giglio Aftermath (January 11)

6. I Just Got Uninvited from Speaking at the United Nations (January 17)

7. Open Letter to Closeted LGBT Christians (April 1)

8. Reflections on the Louie Giglio Situation (January 10)

9. Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 (June 26)

10. I’m Tired of Being Blamed. You Make the Choice. (May 1)

11. When Abortion Became Real (April 20)

12. Another Great Honor for Love (January 2)

13. Walking Away (May 10)

I swear, we wrote multiple times per week, every week; more than just January and April :)

Do you have a favorite post from this list?

And, do you have a favorite post from your own blog? Post it in the comment section. I’d love to read it.

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).

  • Aly Chisum

    I really loved reading the Open Letter To Closeted LGBT Christians. It was beautifully written, and I shared it with some friends who had really been struggling with whether or not they could be loved by God. I also liked reading the post on the DOMA rulings, it was a good perspective to see that the ruling is yet another opportunity to show love.

    Here is a favorite post from my blog- it was inspired by The Giver post that Michael Kimpan wrote and also from relationships in my own life:

    • Andrew Marin

      Cool! Looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

      • Aly Chisum

        Thank you!! :)