Does Neutrality Equal Silence?

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I woke up this morning in beautiful Scotland to an email with a link where someone wrote the following: I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain [Read More...]

“Bigot”

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The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com. I was recently having lunch with a friend. Great guy. Conservative in a mainstream Evangelical way and also really bright, reasonable and charitable. I’ve known him for years. We were [Read More...]

Gay Marriage Passed in Illinois

The following post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life (well, except for the past two and a half months while in St. Andrews). Illinois is where every word of Love Is an Orientation was lived in real-time. And last night, after a [Read More...]

Why you should attend your gay loved one’s wedding

One of the most common questions I’m asked as the Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation is about going to gay weddings. “Am I allowed to go?” “Will the couple assume that I approve of their union or same-sex marriage in general?” “Will my church friends?” My answers to these questions are–respectively–yes, no, and possibly. But my advice is always the same: Go. [Read more...]

The Cover for My New Book

Our Last Option by Andrew Marin

Here it is! You can read the description here. I’ll be posting some great promotional opportunities soon (and by “great” I mean get the book in-advance for FREE!) #OurLastOption Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Jesus Shows How Arguing the Bible With People Is Pointless

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In Matthew 4:1-11, Satan temps, tests, argues, debates, whatever you want to call it, with Jesus to try and use God’s own words against the Son. We all do this in one way or the other, well intentioned or not, because we’re all working through our own lens of interpretive correctness. This structure lends itself to engaging in theological debates through quoting verses we already have a high-level of buy-in, and believe strongly in, as our baseline justification for the potential of the other’s worldview conversion. It doesn’t work. And it’s pointless. [Read more...]

The ‘Other’ As Examen

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Lately I’ve been learning more about the prayer of examen, a prayer for detecting God’s presence and God’s direction in our daily lives as well as examining our consciousness. As I’m attempting to examine my day, I’ve found myself [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – 10/21

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 21, we will be watching the documentary Love Free or Die. The film focuses on the story of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. It follows Robinson’s personal story as American churches debate [Read More...]

On Coming Out as a Gay Christian

The following post is from Warren Perry, Aquatics Director of the Greenwich Water Club.   “Hi. My name is Warren, and I am a Christian and a gay man.” It’s like I am in confession. Since I was young, I struggled to feel like I truly belonged somewhere. I knew I was different. Whether it [Read More...]

From a Straight Guy On Coming Out

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Here are some DOs and DON’Ts I’ve learned through my own experiences and in conversations with others, for you to better honor your relationship to LGBT friends and loved ones when someone comes out to you. [Read more...]

Coming Out to Myself

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The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. You can find his blog at oddmanout.net October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a date on my calendar that makes me tender for the courage of individuals taking the risk of stepping into greater transparency and wholeness. As more and more [Read More...]

Gay TV Host Hosts Salvation Army Event

HGTV Designer David Bromstad

  The following post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation Recently HGTV designer and host, David Bromstad, has come under fire from LGBT and progressive partisan activists because as a gay man who is a strong advocate for gay marriage, he decided to host an event for the Salvation Army. [Read More...]

We Don’t Want to be Dinosaurs

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation.  This month I made two amazing discoveries. First, they are filming another Jurassic Park movie called Jurassic World. For someone who quotes the line, “Hold on to your butts,” when anything exciting is about to happen, this is a great [Read More...]

How Are Churches Walking With Those Pursuing Celibacy?

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, our Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Are you aware of a church that holds onto a more traditional understanding of scripture and homosexuality that is proactively seeking to construct support systems and help create life-giving realities for gay and lesbian individuals in their congregations [Read More...]


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