Continuing Education Classes with The Marin Foundation


If you have ever wanted to learn practical steps for building bridges between the LGBT community and the church, now is the time!  If you read Love Is an Orientation and want to know, “Now what?” here is your answer. Whether you are a pastor, a parent, a youth worker, an LGBT individual, a professor, or someone [Read More...]

Living Water

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. Jesus was tired.   The journey to Galilee was a long one and, as was custom, Jesus led his band of misfits through the Samaritan countryside. They had gone into the city to buy food, leaving Jesus alone with his thoughts at [Read More...]

(un)Follow me.


This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Often, we remember Jesus calling the twelve, saying, ‘Follow me.’ I’ve heard countless sermons on his calls to become ‘fishers of men‘ and can picture the growing crowds that chased after him in nearly every town he entered. The gospels [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...]

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

do these look the same?

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...]

That Jerk….Beloved

Kevin Headshot

The following post was written by Kevin Harris. Kevin serves as the Administrative Assistant and Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation.   ‘They’ does not exist A constructed ‘other’ to rally the troops And God knows it works Every movement needs a devil Someone to project my own demons onto Someone to blame [Read More...]

Dreaming :: An Acts to Grind.


This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. Peter had just done the impossible. He healed a paralyzed man simply by speaking the name of Jesus. Shortly thereafter he told a dead girl to wake up, and she did. Everyone in town believed. Some thought Peter himself was worthy [Read More...]

The Story.


This post is written by Michael Kimpan, The Marin Foundation’s new Associate Director. Read his thought provoking blog, hit him up on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. – There’s this story in the Gospels that tells of a man who came to Jesus and asked, ‘What must I do to inherit eternal life? ‘ That should capture [Read More...]

What “Would” Jesus Do?

The following post is written by The Marin Foundation’s Associate Director, Michael Kimpan. You can hit him up on Facebook, Twitter and his blog. My dear friend Joel will often interrupt even the most seemingly casual conversations with his peers to stop and look at the example of Jesus in one of the four gospels [Read More...]

Huge Announcement by Famous UK Pastor Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke

A few weeks ago famous UK pastor Steve Chalke called me to let me know that he, in a very public way, is going to make the announcement that he believes in the Scriptural integrity and inclusion of committed same-sex relationships and marriage. Today is that day (for my US readers, picture Rick Warren making such an announcement). [Read more...]

How to Formulate a “Theology”

I don’t believe in quoting Bible verses as a justification for a specific belief. I instead focus on a Principled Theology, one that focuses on the thematic umbrellas throughout the breathe of Scripture. Here is why… [Read more...]

God Loves You As You Are, But…

The following post is from Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. When I went to the doctor as a child for a physical check-up, I remember the doctor tapping my knee with a little tool and my leg would automatically kick out. As a child it was little more than an [Read More...]

From Food Stamps to Speaking at the White House

Back in February I had the opportunity to speak on human sexuality at the White House, and then later that day also speak on bridging opposing worldviews fighting to dictate cultural normalcy, at the US State Department. On the flight back to Chicago I got to thinking how in the world does one go from [Read More...]