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...]

Video: Sexuality and the Emergent Church

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player While at Wild Goose Festival, the Odyssey Network asked me, and a few others, some questions regarding an analysis of the intersection of sexuality, LGBT issues and the emergent church. Here is what they found… Do you think progressive Christianity today must stand with the LGBT community, otherwise they will [Read More...]

Another Fun Video I’m in about Wild Goose Festival

This video is from InterVarsity Press’ Likewise line, which my book is published under. They did a video featuring a bunch of Likewise authors including myself, Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Margot Starbuck, Sean Gladding and others… What do you think of my little clip about reconciliation? Much love. [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...]

Preaching in Chicago Sunday Morning (5/22)

If you’re in or around Chicago, I’ll be preaching (Psalm 118:8-17) at First Evangelical Free Church. The service starts at 10am. The address is: 5255 N. Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60640 For those not in Chicago, I’m sure they will be recording it so when it’s posted I’ll post it as well. Much love. [Read more...]

When Straight Christians use Gays only when its Convenient for Them

News broke yesterday when the leading progressive Christian organization, Sojourners, denied an interdenominational LGBT organization, Believe Out Loud, the ability to pay for ad space to run an ad that asks churches to welcome LGBT people and their families (just welcome, not ordinate or promote gay marriage or anything….just welcome them into your churches). You [Read More...]

Belong, Believe, Become

The following post was written by Nathan Albert, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. During my years working as a professional singer and actor I was often quiet about my faith, especially around my countless gay or lesbian friends. I quickly learned that their experiences with the Church and Christians were almost always [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. [Read more...]

God. Gay People. Single People. Church. Valentine’s Day.

In most cases single people are treated as crappy in church cirlces as LGBTs. Who cares what others think of you. Love yourself because God loves you THAT much. Happy Valentine’s Day. Much love. [Read more...]

Get Out of the Four Walls of Your Church

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Over the years I have become increasingly convinced that serving alongside individuals that are different than you is necessary for reconciliation to come about. A couple years after finishing college, I signed up with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps [Read More...]

Pastors Disagree but Still Love

The following post was written by Nathan Albert, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. I recently spoke at a conference on the east coast to just over 100 pastors about homosexuality and the Church.  All of these pastors have been in ministry for numerous years, some longer than I have been alive.  They [Read More...]

Part 2: God, Bless the Street Preacher

For those of you that missed Part 1 of this post, this is in no way an endorsement of street preachers so head on over and read the first part before reading this post. This is Part 2 of Kevin Harris (Director of Community Relations for The Marin Foundation) posts on our upcoming Chicago Gay [Read More...]

Part 1: God, Bless the Street Preacher

In gearing up for The Marin Foundation’s two events at the Gay Pride Parade, Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations for The Marin Foundation, wrote the following 2 Part Series to ask God to help us Bless the Street Preachers: “To be honest from the start, there are few things that cause my do not [Read More...]

American Church Admits to Funding Kill the Gays Bill in Uganda

Over the last few months Warren Throckmorton (and I, part time) have been covering the Anti-Homosexual Bill in Uganda. Warren has been the world’s best investigative reporter on this, from interviewing Doug Coe (the head of The Family) to now, breaking news that an American church, Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV, has gone on record [Read More...]