Part 1 – Recent Crosswalk.com Interview

Andrew Marin: Straight Guy in a Queer World Katherine Britton – Crosswalk.com News & Culture Editor In high school, Andy Marin admits he was a Bible-banging homophobe who had a habit of calling people “fag.” All that changed in the space of three months, when his three best friends came out to him, leaving him [Read More...]

Part 3 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

Fresh off of our riveting discussion about my responses to Barna’s research (here is Part 1 and Part 2), this is the actual article for which I originally answered those questions. Also quoted in the article are: Dr. Warren Throckmorton (see my Blogroll to the right) Dr. Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Alan Chambers [Read More...]

Another Denomination and Gay Ordination

In the wake of renown evangelical theologian John Piper’s haughty rant about a tornado being God’s judgement on the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s (ELCA) pending vote to ordinate gay clergy, an hour ago the ELCA voted to officially affirm partnered gay ministers. This makes the third denomination to do so, following the Episcopal Church and the United [Read More...]

Part 2 – The Barna Group’s Research Study on GLBT Spirituality

Yesterday I gave my responses to a media outlet’s questions (four of eight). Today, I’ll give my response to the other half of their questions. It’s been a great on-going conversation for the first responses that I look forward to continuing, so let me know what you think about these as well: Q5. Do you believe a [Read More...]

Part 1 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

The Barna Group recently put out a research study regarding the “Spiritual Profile” of the GLBT community. Since its release I have been asked quite a few questions (by media and by general audiences) about my thoughts regarding their study. Until now I haven’t made any statements because I think this study does not provide anything close [Read More...]

Article I wrote for Relevant’s Neue Quarterly

This link takes you to an article I wrote for the Spring ’09 issue of Neue Quarterly called: It’s Our Fault: Examining the gay vs. Christian Culture War To access the article just: Click on the Article link at the top of the page and head over to my name, it’s on page 39. Have a [Read More...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 11 of 11

Here is my final reflection from walking in the 2009 Chicago Gay Pride Parade and interviewing a variety of people who were all a part of that day as well. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 10 of 11

Short and to the point—this is officially the worst evangelism tool ever found on the face of the earth. Sadness strikes me in great amounts hearing this gay man’s response. Much love.www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 9 of 11

In this video I get yelled at and told I’m going to hell. The protestors thought I was gay. When I told them I wasn’t gay and went to a conservative seminary, I was still told I’m going to hell. One thing to notice about half way through the video, the guy with the megaphone [Read More...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 8 of 11

So. Many. People. In this video I offer a little prayer for bridge builders amidst the opportunity to be involved. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 7 of 11

In this clip I interview Nathan, a straight man who is walking in the Parade. And funny enough, he goes to an evangelical seminary in Chicago as well! One of the things that Nathan says is that he sometimes feels as though he is more loved by the GLBT community than he is by his [Read More...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 6 of 11

Welcome to my neighborhood during it’s most famous hour. At the end of the clip I pray that I know the Lord loves this neighborhood. And he does. Many look upon Boystown and think God hates it in anger and judgment. I believe he loves it in broken compassion, yearning for those 1.2 million people [Read More...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 5 of 11

Many people (gay and straight) are confused by transgenders. Here’s our opportunity to learn from, and listen to a transgender female [defined as male to female] talk about her experiences growing up in the Catholic church. Towards the end she says something that I think we all need to hear: I asked her if she [Read More...]

2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 4 of 11

In this video I interview a Mom and her son who are both walking in the Parade. I think the Mom says two very profound things: 1. Although she would group her own theological beliefs in a more liberal category, she said that she totally believes that someone can hold onto a conservative theological belief [Read More...]


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