13 Most Viewed Posts of 2013

As with every year, a lot happens! Some things, even what we think are of the utmost importance at the time, we don’t remember. I sure found that to be the case as I compiled this list. Here are some fun facts about the blog in 2013:

*People from 183 countries visited the blog this year (US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Germany, South Africa, and Singapore were the top countries)

*The top cities who visited the blog are Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Minneapolis, DC, Seattle, and Dallas.

*52% of you had previously visited the blog; thank you for your readership!

*The average length of stay on the site per visit is 2 minutes exactly…which in blog time is almost infinity

Aaaaaand, here are the 13 most viewed posts of 2013:

1.  My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times (April 14) *I would like to note that since, Dan and I have had an in-person conversation. It went really well. The content I will keep between him and I.

2.  When My Wife Came Out (October 28) *Written by Jason Bilbrey, The Marin Foundation’s Director of Pastoral Care

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

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

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

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

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

8.  LOVE is louder. (July 10) *Written by Michael Kimpan, The Marin Foundation’s Associate Director

9.  On Coming Out as a Gay Christian (October 14) *Written by our good friend Warren Perry

10. Big Announcement and Transition at The Marin Foundation (July 12)

11. Open Letter to Closeted LGBT Christians (April 1) *Written by our good friend Ben Moberg

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

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

Also, let me know if there are certain topics you would like to see on the blog this year.

Here’s to a great 2014!

Much love.

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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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