A Realistic View of Sexual Identity Though Compounded States of Being

We’re so focused on drawing firm lines around what we should not do that we spend almost no time on who we are and how we can experience sexual fulfillment. This dehumanizes us and depersonalizes sex. [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...]

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...]

The Difference between Forgetting and Forgiving

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  This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation Within the process of reconciliation there is a difference between forgetting and forgiving. When harm is done to someone, most of the time, and depending on the severity, they just want to forget that event(s) ever happened and move on [Read More...]

This Pope is a papal person.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. From the start, there was an air of excitement surrounding this Pope – the Pontiff’s chosen name, never before used by any Pope in the history of the Church – Pope Francis – beckoning back to a celebrated hero of the Christian faith [Read More...]

Good in the Presence of Evil

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There is evil in this world–some would even say that evil are those who are religious. But religion is not inherently evil. Not the Muslim faith the terrorists claim to represent. Not the Christian faith that its extremists promote either. Culture has gotten away from us; a society where headlines and extremism is promoted as acceptable. Even more so, extremism, whether good or bad, is the only way one can make headlines. But life is not that simple. There is nuance in everything, no matter how much partisan activists, the media and especially social media have tried to strip it away into constrained binaries. [Read more...]

Risking Your Reputation.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Well, it’s official :: my transition into the role of running the day-to-day operations at The Marin Foundation is complete. Andrew and Brenda have moved into their cottage near the Scottish sea, and I imagine he’s quickly getting used to walking past [Read More...]

Homophobia, Hell, and How I Decided to Become an Ally

The following post is from Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid.” These are the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, known for his role in ending racial segregation in South Africa (known as Apartheid), just a few weeks [Read More...]

Big Announcement #2: My New Book!

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I am very excited to announce that I have a new book releasing at the end of September 2013; in just two months! It is a 125 page academic ebook published in a partnership between Patheos Press and Bondfire Books. It will be available on all ereader outlets–Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Google Reader and any others you might own and read from. The ebook will be called ReEngaging Civility: A Framework for Bridging Opposing Worldviews [Read more...]

Big Announcement and Transition at The Marin Foundation

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  Dear Friends, It is with great excitement, and some trepidation, that I want to share an exciting change here at The Marin Foundation. My wife Brenda and I, along with the Foundation team about a year ago, began discussing the requests and needs we were receiving from our friends across the pond (the United [Read More...]

Top 20 Most Viewed Posts of All Time

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I first started blogging September 13, 2008. This was the first post I ever wrote. My blog was originally hosted on Blogger from 2008-2009, then on my own hosted site from 2010-2012. Since 2013 it has been hosted here at Patheos. Note that I linked all of the posts to my current Patheos blog, which is [Read More...]

Top Posts of 2013, Thus Far…

We have reached the six month mark of 2013. Lots has happened already! Here are the thirteen most viewed posts from the first half of 2013: 1. My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times (April 14) 2. Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus [Read More...]


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