Speaking at Rochester Institute of Technology and at a LGBT Conference

On Thursday and Friday I will be at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as the gay group and Christian group on campus have joined together to bring me in to talk about practical applications to building bridges on campuses. Honestly, who would have ever thought the gay and conservative Christian groups on campus would come together to [Read More...]

Powerful Implementation of Bridge Building

The following is written by Joel Diaz (host of the podcast Youth Hacks and here is his personal website). When he told me his story based on hearing me speak and reading my book, my heart was taken back. This is so exciting! Go on with you bad self Joel! Much love brother. “This journey began a few [Read More...]

Getting Attacked is like Riding a Bike

Yep, that’s what I feel it’s like. Let’s be honest, I’ve been on a really good run recently with great reviews/conversations/interviews/commentaries/mentions/quotes/etc about my book and work. I’m not naive enough to think this will continue forever. :)   And it hasn’t. And recently, it really hasn’t. But here’s what I’ve realized through this recent wave of [Read More...]

Single People in Church = Gay People in Church

This article was recently published from one of my very favorite publications, RELEVANT Magazine. The title is, “Being Single with Intentionality.” It caught my eye because so often singles in church culture feel as weird and put out as gays and lesbians do. I was speaking recently at Willow Creek and I brought up the [Read More...]

Being Fat vs. Being Gay in the Church

I was asked by über blogger and #1 selling recording artist Carlos Whittaker (Twitter: @loswhit) to do a video response to an email he received from a friend of his who is a pastor that ‘came out’ (even though he is celibate because of a belief in a traditional interpretation of Scripture) and was fired because [Read More...]

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...]


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