as i’ve settled into my work and role at The Marin Foundation in the past few months, i’ve become increasingly aware of the growing recognition of our unique expertise at the intersection of faith and sexuality.
in addition to my own speaking and writing, The Marin Foundation works in consultancy capacities with dozens of major research and christian universities, hundreds of churches and non-profits, various branches of our federal government, and an ever-increasing number of national and international media outlets, per year.
our founder and president, andrew marin, has been a special advisor to the UN since 2010 and our own government since 2009.
in recent weeks, additional numbers of christian colleges and universities have expressed interest in engaging in dialogue with us – both on and off the record. certainly, some are initially skeptical of our position and posture as a bridge building organization, but a growing understanding of the importance and effective nature of our work and philosophy continues to open doors and point toward the path of actual reconciliation (not demanded conversion) between opposing world views.
as with any organization positioned in the midst of a controversial conversation, we receive our fair share of less-than-friendly notes (most often in the form of 140 characters or less). sometimes phone calls carry the voice of threats and disapproval into our usually safe office space. blog comments, emails and facebook messages have so much become a regular part of my day that i’m rarely thrown off by what is said to or about me or our organization.
but occasionally, comments stand out – such as this one ::