Respond to Critics

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session, Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, talks about two things he’s learned as he’s engaged with media. Andrew is the President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, which has been widely credited with creating a new cultural category of building bridges between the LGBT community and social, theological, and political conservatives, and the award winning author of Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community.



Which of Andrew’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Always respond to a PR nightmare. Tell your own story, or else someone else will tell your story for you. Also, ask a trusted and authoritative friend to testify on your behalf. In all negative media, strive to respond as Christlike as possible.



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