The Future of College Ministry

Here is an article I wrote for Youthworker Journal about the future of college ministry. It’s all about the need to shift relational paradigms from the 21st Century back to the 1st Century in order to continue making an impact in the ever-changing world of college campuses. What do you think about the philosophy change [Read More…]

A Society of Fences

The following post was written by Nathan Albert, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. I took a walk through my hometown the other day. It’s enjoyable as an adult to relive childhood memories. As I walked, I realized fences are everywhere. Our family didn’t have a fence around our yard. We lived on [Read More…]

Lesson for Bridge Building

[Drat! For whatever reason the video isn’t embedding, so just click here to see it] Too often we all just take our bats and keep beating each other … neither is breaking. ‘Breaking’ isn’t the point. At least it’s not supposed to be. Are we going to keep trying, which will get us no where, or are we going [Read More…]

Please Read This…

My great friend Kelly Pope gave me this in much needed encouragement: Teddy Roosevelt was speaking to a group of students in France at the Sorbonne (University of Paris), and this is part of what he had to say to them: “It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points out how [Read More…]

Filming our New DVD Project

For the rest of this week we (and LGBT friends of ours we’re bringing in to speak) will be filming our new DVD project with Zondervan! Please pray for us to clearly communicate this bridge building message (and for the weather!). Looking forward to giving updates… Much love. [Read more…]

Work of The Marin Foundation featured on cover of Heretic Press

There’s a bold young man named Charles Peters – from Liberty University none the less – that created Heretic Press. It was originally supposed to be a project for one of his classes, but through the wonders of the fluency of college students’ use of the interwebs, it has quickly taken off into so much [Read More…]

The Future of College Ministry: Credibility Over Credentials

The following post was featured as a guest post on Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians blog. More than any other type of life and faith in culture, there is no doubt in my mind that college ministry is consistently the most rapidly changing population of believers. I am only 11 years removed from my freshman [Read More…]

Silence & Dialogue

The ongoing Q&A series with theologian Scot McKnight will resume on April 15th. The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. On April 15th, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) is sponsoring the annual Day of Silence that started back in 1996 and proceeded to spread [Read More…]

Humbled by Mention from LGBT website

The LGBT site MyOutSpirit recently wrote a really special (in my mind) article comparing The Marin Foundation’s work in the neighborhood of Boystown to a number of other incarnational organizations focused on love, including Mother Teresa’s work in India. You can read the full article here. MyOutSpirit gets us. They see that we’re here in [Read More…]

Love: A Short Summary

Love Measurable expressions of unconditional behaviors. It’s an overwhelming relentless story of the redemption of life, love and faith. The beautiful struggle of an intense journey of reconciliation can only leave everyone involved irrevocably changed. There is no other option. Truth is the only reality. Much love. [Read more…]


The Marin Foundation just launched our brand new website! We are SO EXCITED about it! Take a look around and let us know what you think… Check it out here I also have to thank Adam McLane from McLane Creative who came up with, and implemented an absolutely brilliant design! Adam put so much time and [Read More…]

Big Announcement on New Publishing Project!

The Marin Foundation team is very excited to announce that we have officially signed a contract with Zondervan Publishers to produce a six session DVD, with a Participant Guide, on building bridges! This new resource will be for any church, university, non-profit, organization, clinic, community center, small group of friends or individuals interested in what it means to not only [Read More…]

Amplify the Whispers

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Out of the many ways that we understand the world and others around us, there are few if any forms of communication that have the capacity to mold us like the power of personal stories from others. It’s easy [Read More…]

Belong, Believe, Become

The following post was written by Nathan Albert, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. During my years working as a professional singer and actor I was often quiet about my faith, especially around my countless gay or lesbian friends. I quickly learned that their experiences with the Church and Christians were almost always [Read More…]