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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Rest for the Go-Between

Brian Gee received an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys writing from his own experiences at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Originally from southern California, he lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife and two kids. You can check out more about Brian, or get in [Read More…]

My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times

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…]


This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. This week the blogosphere was abuzz with all sorts of news in the conversation between the LGBT community and the church. First, Republican Senator Rob Portman did an about-face on his previous position opposing marriage for same-sex couples as a result of [Read More…]

Recent Article I Wrote for Leadership Journal

Below is the recent article I was asked to write by Leadership Journal, on an overview of the Louie Giglio situation with an eye towards the juxtaposition between Evangelicals and the public square. It has since been posted on their blog, Out of Ur. You can see the original posting here. Why the Giglio Debacle isn’t the end [Read More…]

I Just Got Uninvited from Speaking at the United Nations

A few weeks ago representatives from the United Nations who were interested in holding a panel discussion about the international criminalization of homosexuality reached out to me to participate. They thought it would be good to have an evangelical representation on the very progressive panel, someone who has also been outspoken against the criminalization of [Read More…]

Why Gabe Lyons and Others are Wrong about the Louie Giglio Aftermath

There is so much to sort through after yesterday’s announcement that Louie Giglio stepped down from praying at the Inauguration. This post is my analysis of the major themes from yesterday’s evangelical world’s attempt at thoughtful commentary on this situation. [Read more…]

Reflections on the Louie Giglio Situation

I have been asked by some folks through social media what my thoughts are regarding Louie Giglio stepping down from praying at the Inauguration among heat from some in the LGBT community. Here you go: First, I know through first hand conversations that the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC), without a shadow of a doubt, wants [Read More…]

Would Jesus Fight a Legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage?

This post was part of a series on Tim Dalrymple’s blog Philosophical Fragments, answering the question, Is It Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage? My response focuses on the question Would Jesus Fight a legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage? [Read more…]