Living in the Tension tonight

Don’t forget tonight’s Living in the Tension community gathering starting at 7pm. We will be meeting at 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 (first door on the right after entering the building). Tonight will be on the topic of what we are sorry about. We hope to see you there!

Much love!

Living in the Tension: Come and Discuss the Challenge of Heteronormativity and Cisnormativity
Living in the Tension This Monday (3/23)
On the Importance of Fidelity.
Building Bridges
About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). 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. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Seth

    Sorry, I can’t be there this evening, and hear more details about your time at the parade. Nevertheless, it was great from my perspective in the parade to see you all there, and to read all the web postings since then. A handful of my friends saw you, and wondered what you were apologizing for; they offered good wishes when I explained. Take care!

  • Person

    I can’t come as I’m not anywhere near that area, but I will respond to the topic anyway. I must say one thing I’m sorry for is, as a gay Christian guy, not forgiving my parents, my friends, and the church sooner. I know I hurt myself more than any of them by not forgiving them, so I apologize to myself the most. But the impact of not forgiving those who hurt me also affected them, because it changed the way I treated them. I often withdrew or held back on forming relationships because I was resentful or afraid of being hurt when I should of just trusted God to take care of my pain. I acted like they owed me something and it was their job to heal the pain I had. I could’ve offered a lot more to people around me, but I held back because of my fear of rejection and grudges I held against Christians. I have resolved now to never hold such an attitude again and I’m trusting God to help me keep that positive attitude up. It’s amazing how liberating forgiveness can be!