On Being Pro-Family & LGBT Individuals Reproducing

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. As long as I can remember, my mom and dad and sisters have always been in my life. We would go to church on the weekends together where my Grandpa Harris would preach and we would sit down together [Read More...]

Audio: My Recent Sermon on Community

This past Sunday I preached both services at Restore Community Church in Liberty, MO, just outside of Kansas City. The series was on Poverty in Your Own Backyard, and they asked me to preach on Poverty of Community. I thought the only way to understand what a poverty of community is, one must first understand [Read More...]

Article I wrote for the Journal of Political Theology

Recently I was asked to write an article for the Journal of Political Theology. This academic journal is the world’s premier journal about the intersection of politics and theology, and members of its editorial board include Cornel West, Miroslav Volf and Walter Brueggeman, among many other well respected and notable commentators and theologians in the world of politics [Read More...]

Crippling Messages & Our Liberating Reality

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. When we look to scripture, we see the way that God sees us in Christ. Holy. Secure. Loved dearly. Yet we do not have to search very far to hear the spiritually abuse and biblically unfounded messages that are [Read More...]

My Understanding of Radical Love

I am a Christian, so I know love. I know love because I am loved. Unconditionally. I know what love is supposed to look and feel like. I know how I am supposed to love because Jesus invented the come-as-you-are-culture. Therefore if I am a believer in Jesus I must follow in his ways. The [Read More...]

The Endangered Art of Theological Humility

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. What often happens to be missing in conversations about faith & homosexuality is not just tact and love, (take a quick look at just about any comments sections after a blog post on homosexuality and the bible) but humility. [Read More...]

The Future of College Ministry: Credibility Over Credentials

The following post was featured as a guest post on Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians blog. More than any other type of life and faith in culture, there is no doubt in my mind that college ministry is consistently the most rapidly changing population of believers. I am only 11 years removed from my freshman [Read More...]

Book Review: Unprotected Texts

The following is a book review by Nathan Albert, our Director of Pastoral Care, for the book Unprotected Texts by Jennifer Knust. Her publisher HarperOne sent us this book to review on the blog. You can buy the book here. I think you should read Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire.  Provocative [Read More...]

Video of me speaking at Mariners Church – Irvine, CA

Lumen 1.30 – Andrew Marin from mariners church on Vimeo. This video was from two weekends ago while I was quite sick. I’m just happy my body and voice lasted. What did you think of the 3 suggestions to engaging the LGBT/conservative Christian conversation? Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Regardless of Your Orientation, Seek Holiness

The following post was written by Nathan Albert, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation for the Sex and the Soul Blogathon that is currently underway. Head on over to their website to check out the posts for the first three days. I do not think that “Gay Christian” is an oxymoron.  I do, [Read More...]

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

Here is a question I get quite a bit; and just recently have been asked it more than usual: Why did Jesus talk in parables? I also wrote about this question here, but because I’ve been asked it so many times recently I thought I would say something again. I believe he did so for [Read More...]

On Dorian Gray & Sanctification

This post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde The picture of ourselves that we present [Read More...]

When God Throws a Party

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” -Dorothy Day There are those words by Jesus that seem to haunt and inspire me at [Read More...]

Go and Sin No More

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. You will often hear Christians with a more conservative view of scripture as it relates to homosexuality say that they must share their faith with grace and truth when it comes to engaging the gay and lesbian community. Translated [Read More...]


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