Podcast of Me with Tony G

Back in August 2009 on a West Coast swing through Orange County and San Fransisco one of my stops was speaking at Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC) in Northern California. While I was there I also taped this podcast with Tony Gapastione (you can also find Tony on Facebook and Twitter @tonygapastione) in PCC’s sweet recording studio in their church! [Read More...]

One of the Most Humbling Things Written About Me

My friend Chris Heuertz recently wrote something for Duke Divinity Faith and Leadership. You can see it here. In it, Chris is talking about me, and in reading it, it really touched my soul. I committed my life to playing baseball (I played Division I in college) and improving my abilities through the hard work that [Read More...]

A Whole General Session Devoted to “Exposing” Me

This video is from a recent United Kingdom Anglican Conference that occurred last week. One of their main stage sessions was titled: Evaluating the “Love is all you need” approach of Andrew Marin Yep, that’s right … they had a whole General Session on me, how I live my life, my book, and my theological [Read More...]

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Went Too Far

This post is very difficult for me to write. I am a fan of the work that GLAAD does. I think the homophobic nature of many media institutions and outlets do continue to negatively perpetuate false stereotypes, and therefore unnecessarily continue the ongoing culture war between the conservative and gay worlds. I have had history [Read More...]

Obama Appoints Transgender Woman

Earlier this month President Obama appointed Amanda Simpson as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. This is such a big deal because Simpson is the first ever transgender person to receive a Presidential appointment. Most of you have probably heard about this appointment already. I waited to comment on this situation because [Read More...]

Gay Teen Worried He’s Christian!

This article was sent to me by a friend who is gay. I can’t quite decide if it’s hilarious or unfortunate? I’m leaning toward it being really funny… What do you think? Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Love is an Orientation Wins its 4th Award!

Wow. This one’s a big one! The widely read and extremely respected publication Leadership Journal has just announced that Love is an Orientation won The Golden Canon Leadership Award for being selected as one of the Best 10 Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release. I’m speechless. For real. Thank you all so much for [Read More...]

Part 6: United Kingdom

You’ve already mentioned some conservative concerns about your approach and your response to them but, given the debates in the Church of England, the wider Anglican Communion and other denominations, what do you say to those who are concerned you are undermining a traditional conservative stance on this topic? I do not hide the fact [Read More...]

Breaking News: Ugandan President Speaks About Anti-Gay Bill

This morning there was a strange tweet coming from the Ugandan media outlet, The Independent: Uganda backs off anti-gay bill: Saying that it contradicts Uganda’s foreign policy, President Museveni announced Seeing this tweet, my colleague and partner in this whole situation Dr. Warren Throckmorton, called The Independent in Uganda and talked to the man covering Ugandan President [Read More...]

I’m Going to Gay Wedding Today

This weekend Brenda and I are going to a wedding in Iowa … for a friend of ours who is getting legally married to his husband. We go because this is another way to tangibly show our love in unique ways to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. Here is my reasoning why. What [Read More...]

Part 5: United Kingdom

What differences do you see between the UK and the US regarding the topic of homosexuality and the response of the churches? I will be very clear on this. Right now the UK has a unique opportunity to potentially model for the rest of the world how to properly address and work within the tensions [Read More...]

Part 4: United Kingdom

Over the next couple of days I will be posting a Q & A I did with Dr. Andrew Goddard, Professor of Christian Ethics at Trinity College, and editor of the UK’s Anvil Theological Journal. He asked me 14 questions, some of which you all have heard me answer before. So instead of posting any repeated [Read More...]

Part 3: United Kingdom

One of the days I was in London I had the privilege of speaking at the Salvation Army International Headquarters to a wide variety of British clergy, pastors, denominational heads, theologians, authors and some overall movers and shakers. Beyond such a great opportunity, the unique part to that day was immediately after I had the [Read More...]

Part 2: United Kingdom

The very first thing out of their mouths: “The world would be a better place without religion.” Ouch. One of the next things they said after I asked what have their experiences been with Christians: “I haven’t really had any experiences with Christians.” Ouch again. Here in the States we constantly hear that England is [Read More...]


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