Living in the Tension Tonight

Don’t forget tonight’s (August 31st) Living in the Tension Gathering starting at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave, Room 120.

Tonight we will be talking about Handling Criticism. I’m seriously looking forward to seeing how everyone else does it, because God knows I’m terrible at it. :)

Much love.

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).

  • Mrs T

    I’m older than your parents & still can’t handle it well! Who can? :) :)

  • Seth

    You have no idea how sweet it was to be able to tell my miserable story at LITT tonight, and have nobody congratulate me or pooh-pooh how I’m feeling about it. And it was good to hear the other stories–including yours!–and be able to offer a little support. I am so glad I decided to attend–thanks a million!

    PS: And I hope Nathan didn’t feel uncomfortable with our praying at the the end. I know it’s not everybody’s prayer style, but I promised myself awhile back that I would follow the prompting to lay on hands when it comes up now and again. In a way, it was an indication that I am on the right path–God still uses this old, chipped vessel!

    • Andrew Marin

      Thanks so much Seth! It was such a blessing to have you break us off some huge knowledge! I got so much out of last night, it was ridiculous. As for Nathan, it’s all good. The more prayers the merrier for him. The whole I-almost-died-in-the-hospital situation was quite scary. Much love brother!