Reflections on Transgender Health Summit

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 in clinical 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 [Read More...]

Attitude Shift – Part 2

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. In my previous post, I described how public opinion on homosexuality in the U.S. has shifted rapidly, with the result that traditional [Read More...]

Attitude Shift – Part 1

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us again at The Marin Foundation this summer and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. In the next few weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to issue rulings related to its March hearings on Proposition 8 [Read More...]

Continuing Education Classes with The Marin Foundation

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If you have ever wanted to learn practical steps for building bridges between the LGBT community and the church, now is the time!  If you read Love Is an Orientation and want to know, “Now what?” here is your answer. Whether you are a pastor, a parent, a youth worker, an LGBT individual, a professor, or someone [Read More...]

Part 3: Understanding the Culture War

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This short post is based on the understanding that “Language is our first step toward salvation. We cannot fight what we cannot describe.” [Read more...]

Culture Teaches Us We Cannot Even Have a Conversation

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I read an article earlier this week that some people and policy makers are very upset that President Obama is welcoming Myanmar president, Thein Sein (pictured above), to the White House for a visit and some diplomatic conversations. The reason for the uproar, in the minds of those roaring, is that back in the day [Read More...]

Part 2: Understanding the Culture War

Read the on-point one paragraph Part 1. Here are a few more quick and brilliant assessments I read in a compilation on culture wars today: According to the culture wars thesis, individuals on either side of the divide see their worldview as absolute and the opposition’s as illegitimate and “utterly alien to the American way.” The [Read More...]

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...]

(un)Follow me.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Often, we remember Jesus calling the twelve, saying, ‘Follow me.’ I’ve heard countless sermons on his calls to become ‘fishers of men‘ and can picture the growing crowds that chased after him in nearly every town he entered. The gospels [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...]

NBA Player Comes Out

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This post discusses my thoughts on NBA player Jason Collins being the first active player in a major men’s sport to come out. I also talk to my good friend, NY Yankees all star center fielder, Curtis Granderson, about his thoughts as well. [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]


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