Urbana Missions Convention

From today until New Year’s Eve I’m going to be speaking at Urbana 09 – the largest student missions convention in the world! There are about 20,000 people gathered here in St. Louis this week for this convention, and in the Christian world, it’s a really big deal to be teaching here. I’m very humbled, [Read More…]

Grizwald, I mean Marin, Family Christmas Tree

Each year since knowing Brenda, I have to join in their family tradition of cutting down the family Christmas tree. Seriously! I’m not lying. It’s my own yearly version of living out finding the Grizwald Family Christmas Tree! Enjoy the video. Here’s the best part – when Brenda and I have a family she wants [Read More…]

4th Printing

Speaking of books in 2009, I just got a card in the mail from my publisher letting me know that the newly award winning Love is an Orientation just went into it’s 4th printing! That’s cray … 8 months and 4 printings later the message is really getting out there. Thanks so much everyone for reading [Read More…]

Top Books of 2009

I thought I would join in on the fun of ranking the Top Books of 2009. My only qualifications for this list are that I had to complete the entire book somewhere between January 1 and December 31, 2009 (even though we’re just short of it being December 31), and the book didn’t have to [Read More…]

Live Chat Today

Don’t forget today’s Live Chat from 3-5pm CST today, December 21st. And for all of my West Coast homies, I’ve started a rotating Live Chat schedule in 2010 for later in the evening so you can have an easier time participating. Here’s how to participate in the Live Chat: -Click on the ‘Live Chat’ button on [Read More…]

Andrew Interviews Tony Jones

Here’s an interview with the man, the myth, the legend … Tony Jones. He’s seriously one of the most quoted/talked about and disdained (isn’t it funny how those two are linked?) people in Christianity. One of the things that just boggles my mind is when people don’t read other’s works or they don’t talk to them [Read More…]

Lessons Learned Videos

Here are a few more videos from people who attended all of my sessions at Cornerstone Festival 2009 throughout the week. Here are some of their lessons learned: This video is “The Skeptic”: This video is “The Humbled Brother”: This video is “The Most Encouraging Person in the World”: This video is “Just Chillin”: Just another [Read More…]

Part 6: I Need Help

The Marin Foundation Revenue Plan 2010 Goal: For The Marin Foundation to become more of an ongoing resource within bridge building throughout faith, sexuality and culture for our partners that they might give on a more consistent basis. Strategic Direction: To achieve a sustainable donation stream. Objective:  To develop a revenue plan that will raise [Read More…]

Gay Publication Reviews My Book

Here is a link I just saw from the Dallas Voice (“The Premier Media Source for LGBT Texas” ), who printed a review of my book back in August. I was very humbled by the author, a gay Jewish man, honest assessment of where he thought I was coming from. I know he doesn’t agree with some of what I [Read More…]

My Book = RELEVANT MAG Top 20

I just got some awesome news from my publisher. RELEVANT Magazine named Love is an Orientation as one of their Top 20 Best Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. So crazy humbling. I never thought this stuff would happen. Wow. What a great birthday present today. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more…]

I’ve been Birthed

My present to myself today, on this day that I was born 29 years ago at 8:56am, is a song that always makes me smile and helps me remember God’s glory in each and every day. I’m so thankful for so many of you – all of your love, support and in this medium of [Read More…]

Dec 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 12-16-09: Trying to shift long-standing paradigms throughout religious culture doesn’t always work; sometimes even for God. Ezekiel 18 Guess I didn’t realize the Sabbath was a life or death situation? Looks like I need to take it much more serious. Ezekiel 20:13 “You want to be like the world, [Read More…]

Love is an Orientation Wins an Award!

Enough of the heavy stuff for today after yesterday’s prayer – I need a break, and I’m sure you need one from me too! I’ve got exciting news that I found out last night: It’s a major award! (Unfortunately due to copyright issues I couldn’t post one of the best clips of all time: ‘F-R-A-G-I-L-E … It’s [Read More…]

My Painful Confession

I wrote this prayer this morning after dumping my guts out to the Lord. I thought after-the-fact that I would share it with you all to let you into my head, heart and soul within this journey I’m on. The following is not a blame game, nor am I ever pretending that I am in any way the [Read More…]