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– This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. You can read more from Michael at his blog here – and his book, Love Never Fails :: Building Bridges Between the Church and the Gay Community will be available for pre-order soon (2015, IVP). – It was our team’s honor to be featured [Read More...]

Love Is an Orientation is Featured on Barnes & Noble’s Homepage

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I just found out that my book, Love Is an Orientation, has been featured on Barnes & Noble’s homepage since December 19th. It is now featured on their Religion/Spirituality homepage through January 1 thanks to bestselling author of The Shack, Wm. Paul Young. [Read more...]

Amazing Review of Our New DVD Curriculum!

So humbling, and very, very exciting all at the same time. The reviewer (who, come to find out, was on the Biggest Loser) calls it 3 resources in 1! You can read the review here. You can also purchase the DVD and its Participant Guide at a discounted rate here. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

HUGE CHRISTMAS SALE ON MY BOOK FOR KINDLE

My publisher just put a huge discount on Amazon for my book on Kindle, lasting the whole week after Christmas! So for you new (and veteran) Kindle owners after Christmas, my book is now only $2.99!!! You can buy it here. Read the Introduction to my award winning book for free here. Thank you to everyone [Read More...]

It’s Here! Love Is an Orientation DVD Curriculum! [Video]

So when the mail got dropped off at The Marin Foundation’s office today there were 3 huge boxes. The sender was Zondervan. I thought… Here it is! The DVD Curriculums are here! So give me some grace and view the excitement with me of opening the very first copies of our new Love Is an [Read More...]

Love Is an Orientation Promo Video is Here!

So exciting! It’s almost release day for our new Love Is an Orientation DVD Curriculum which is set to release on December 13th (for those of you not in North America it will release January 1 through your respective Amazon sites and the Zondervan website). This new resource will be for any church, university, non-profit, organization, clinic, [Read More...]

Starbucks, Willow Creek and Christian Homophobia?

As many of you know from Twitter and Facebook I was asked to go to the first day of Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit, as a special guest of Willow, to hear Bill Hybels response to Howard Schultz, founder and CEO of Starbucks, cancellation to appear at the Summit. I was then asked by [Read More...]

Writing About Homosexuality

Yesterday there was an article posted on Huffington Post by two young evangelical authors about LGBT activists wrongly using the word ‘hate’ to describe those with a conservative theological framework. I have a few thoughts: The article was written well with good thoughts. Thoughts that I do tend to agree with. But at the end [Read More...]

Cracking the Amazon Ranking Code

Note – This is a completely fun and unscientific analysis of Amazon Every author will tell you they don’t look at their Amazon ranking for a number of reasons like: –Ranking only takes into account the books (print or digital) sold on Amazon, and not in book stores or on Google Books or iBooks or [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...]

The Future of College Ministry

Here is an article I wrote for Youthworker Journal about the future of college ministry. It’s all about the need to shift relational paradigms from the 21st Century back to the 1st Century in order to continue making an impact in the ever-changing world of college campuses. What do you think about the philosophy change [Read More...]

Filming our New DVD Project

For the rest of this week we (and LGBT friends of ours we’re bringing in to speak) will be filming our new DVD project with Zondervan! Please pray for us to clearly communicate this bridge building message (and for the weather!). Looking forward to giving updates… Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Big Announcement on New Publishing Project!

The Marin Foundation team is very excited to announce that we have officially signed a contract with Zondervan Publishers to produce a six session DVD, with a Participant Guide, on building bridges! This new resource will be for any church, university, non-profit, organization, clinic, community center, small group of friends or individuals interested in what it means to not only [Read More...]

Recommended Resources

As we are often asked about resources as it relates to building bridges with the LGBT community, a couple worthwhile DVDs are listed below. Bridging the Gap Bridging the Gap is a 4 session interactive DVD resource (with a facilitator’s guide) for small groups that are seeking to live out their faith in a way [Read More...]


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