The Difference between Forgetting and Forgiving

  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.

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

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.

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!

Our Last Option by Andrew Marin

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

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...]

Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

[Update 6pm CST] I spent today calling and texting my LGBT married friends around the country, congratulating them in this momentous ruling. I understand from doing life with them how important this decision is to their lives, their spouses and especially their children. The impact of today can never be overstated, as our nation’s legal [Read More...]

Drawing Lines in the Sand

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with a local pastor who is quickly becoming a dear friend. We’ve engaged in several discussions concerning the intersection of faith and sexuality as he and his church attempt to appropriately navigate the [Read More...]

Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From: Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, and author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation For Interview Requests: (p) 773-572-5983 // (e) kevin@themarinfoundation.org   It was the summer of 2000 when my three best friends came out to me in three consecutive months. Very quickly I [Read More...]

Transfigurations with Peterson Toscano

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On Monday, July 1, The Marin Foundation will be hosting Peterson Toscano’s one-person play, Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible. The event will be taking place at 7pm in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St.). The night is free and open to the public. You can RSVP on the Facebook [Read More...]

Attitude Shift – Part 2

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. In my previous post, I described how public opinion on homosexuality in the U.S. has shifted rapidly, with the result that traditional [Read More...]


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