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

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.

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...]

When Abortion Became Real

This post is written by Brenda Marin, originally posted on her blog–much of which details our journey of infertility. Another hot button issue in our country is of course abortion. I must admit that I am in most accounts Pro-life and always have been. My faith and my moral framework have shaped this as a [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...]

I Wish People Would Keep It Real When Talking About Sex

PS- 99.9% of the world don’t look like these two… But don’t let real life non-model looks dictate your marriage’s sex life! This post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation. The other day on Twitter I noticed someone retweeted an article from Relevant Magazine on the 4 Things We Wish We [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon April 8

Now that the dust has settled, we’re bringing this conversation back. Join us this upcoming Monday, April 8th, as we discuss Beyonce’s Superbowl half-time show and use it as a springboard to talk about power and female sexuality and its expression. Was the performance about power or sex or both? Was it an example of [Read More...]


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