Andrew Marin

Andrew P. Marin

President and Founder at The Marin Foundation

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Urban Studies Department , Moody Graduate School

BA - Applied Psychology , University of Illinois at Chicago

BA - Applied Psychology , University of Illinois-Chicago

BA - Psychology , University of Illinois Chicago

MA - Urban Studies , Eastern University

PhD - Constructive Theology and Ethics , St. Mary's College at the University of St. Andrews


Founder - Love Is An Orientation

Board Member - Urban Youth Workers Institute

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LGBT Archives - Page 5 of 5 - Jonathan Merritt

The Exodus of Exodus: An Interview with Andrew Marin
Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, an organization working to build bridges between Christian and LGBT communities. He is author of the award-winning book Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community and its interactive DVD curriculum. Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010, Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement and theological aspects of reconciliation. He is married to Brenda, lives in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and blogs at Patheos. ere he discusses the recent announcement that Exodus International is shutting down and why he thinks homosexuality is such a hot-button issue today.

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2010 » October » Americans for Truth

The latter is vying with Jim Wallis and Andy Marin (Marin Foundation) for the dubious distinction of being the Homosexuality Lobby's leading evangelical Useful Idiot. (Here's a good post, albeit by a socialist, on Useful Idiots, a phenomenon that "implies cynicism, contempt and manipulation, and has Stalinist roots," according to the author.
Posted in Adoption & Foster Parenting, Andrew Marin - Marin Foundation, Biblical Truth, Emergent (evangelical) Church, Evangelicals, GLBTQ Targeting Youth and Schools, Homosexual Parenting, Jim Wallis, Liberal Christianity, Morality and Moral Judgments, News, Political Correctness vs.

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Andrew Marin
President and Founder Andrew Marin | Andrew Marin is the President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, which over the past dozen years has been widely credited with creating a new cultural category of building bridges between the LGBT community and social, theological, and political conservatives. Andrew is the award winning author of Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community (2009), its corresponding DVD curriculum (2011) and audio book (2014), the ebook Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility Can Save the Public Square (2013), and the forthcoming book, Us vs Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, releasing June 2016. He also publishes his academic research in theology and political journals. Andrew regularly lectures at universities and facilitates trainings for community groups around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. His bridge building work has been called a model of hope for the future by the BBC; described as blocking hate with love by CNN; was #1 on BuzzFeed's list of Restoring Faith in Humanity; and along with Pope Francis among others, was recently named by FAITH as one of the 25 Most Influential People of Faith for the Next 25 Years. Andrew has degrees in Applied Psychology (BA), Urban Studies and Social Change (MA), and is currently finishing a PhD in Divinity from the University of St. Andrews, where he is researching and teaching on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the blog of The Marin Foundation. Brenda currently lives in St. Andrews, Scotland with her husband Andrew.

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