Understanding the Culture War

Today I came across an essay from sociologist James Davison Hunter called The Culture Wars Reflect the Polarization of American Society. This is an amazingly accurate paragraph: The question of the tactics of power politics imposing its vision on all others is not an idle one–for the simple reason that cultural conflict is inherently antidemocratic. [Read More...]

Part 2: Interviewed by Church Marketing Sucks on Gay Marriage

The good folks over at Church Marketing Sucks recently asked me some questions about engaging in the gay marriage debate from the perspective of their predominantly conservative evangelical audience. You can read Part 1 of this interview here. You can see the original Part 2 on Church Marketing Suck’s website here. For your convenience, I have also posted the [Read More...]

I’m Tired of Being Blamed. You Make the Choice.

It took all of about 5 minutes for someone to get upset with my recent post about the gay marriage interview I did. It struck me as legitimately funny that I actually didn’t know which of the sides was going to make their displeasure known first. [insert: "the life of a bridge builder between opposing [Read More...]

Part 1: Interviewed by Church Marketing Sucks on Gay Marriage

The good folks over at Church Marketing Sucks recently asked me some questions about engaging in the gay marriage debate from the perspective of their predominantly conservative evangelical audience. You can see the original post here. For your convenience, I have also posted it for you to read here: “Gay marriage is a lightning rod issue [Read More...]

Video: Jim Henderson Interviews Andrew Marin

Check out this wide ranging interview that Jim Henderson (from Jim Henderson Presents) conducted with me last week. It includes a variety of topics from a recent Dan Savage article in The New York Times speculating about The Marin Foundation, to the need to “function in reality,” to the ways in which our culture can reclaim [Read More...]

Pizza Face.

A horrible story of oppression happened right before Andrew and I’s eyes while sitting in the Bleachers at Wrigley Field last week. We had to do something, but what are the ethics of stepping-in? Here is that journey. [Read more...]

Why Not Answer?

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – It strikes me as odd that in an increasingly pluralistic and post-modern society, there is still a seeming addiction to closed-ended, one-word, YES or NO answers that sum up an entire worldview and perspective that tells me if you’re one [Read More...]

My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times

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This post is Andrew Marin’s response to Dan Savage’s accusations about The Marin Foundation, which appear in the Sunday April 14th edition of The New York Times. [Read more...]

Forgiveness: The Key to Bridge Building & Reconciliation

The following post is from Trista L. Carr, Psy.D. Dr. Carr is a Clinical Psychologist and has a private practice in San Francisco, CA. She completed her doctorate inclinical psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, where she was a research assistant for the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity. She obtained an M.A. degree in Community Counseling from [Read More...]

Symptomatic.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. This week the blogosphere was abuzz with all sorts of news in the conversation between the LGBT community and the church. First, Republican Senator Rob Portman did an about-face on his previous position opposing marriage for same-sex couples as a result of [Read More...]

That Jerk….Beloved

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The following post was written by Kevin Harris. Kevin serves as the Administrative Assistant and Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation.   ‘They’ does not exist A constructed ‘other’ to rally the troops And God knows it works Every movement needs a devil Someone to project my own demons onto Someone to blame [Read More...]

The Cost of Being a Bridge Builder Between LGBTs and the Church

The following post was written by Andrew Marin, President & Founder of The Marin Foundation. I feel the costs of the corporate LGBT and Church disconnect have been well documented for what this culture war has left in its wake. The broader LGBT community’s retelling of this story, in most cases, has the Bride acting [Read More...]

The Story.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, The Marin Foundation’s new Associate Director. Read his thought provoking blog, hit him up on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. – There’s this story in the Gospels that tells of a man who came to Jesus and asked, ‘What must I do to inherit eternal life? ‘ That should capture [Read More...]

I’m Speaking Throughout Australia and New Zealand the Next Month

                          I’m heading Down Under today! For the next month I’ll be speaking throughout Australia and New Zealand. Below you will find each of the events I’m speaking at. If you find yourself (or anyone you might know) in or around these events, [Read More...]


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