Tues March 8 Living in the Tension

We will be hosting a Living in the Tension community gathering tonight at 7pm. As usual, we will be at 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120. We will be talking about a clip that was circulated around the internet last year related to the ‘Princess Boy‘ and gender roles. We hope to see you there!

Much love.


Discriminating…In Jesus’ Name?
These Three Remain: Reaching Towards Faith, Hope and Love as LGBTQ Christians
On the Importance of Fidelity.
Second Parent Perspectives Video
About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). 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).

  • http://jontrouten.blogspot.com/ Jon Trouten

    How’d it go last night?

    • Kevin Harris

      Well I’m not sure that we figured everything out ;) but we had a good discussion around how we define our gender, stereotypes on gender, is it just binary in essence, how we react to expressions of gender that fall outside of societal norms, and how patriarchy, fear, and a lack of understanding influences our ideas about and perceptions of gender. Personally, it was another discussion that helped me to see that this is yet another topic that I am only starting to scratch the surface on related to my own personal understanding.

    • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

      I also think the interesting thing is that you never know who is going to show up! The other week about protesting was predominetly conservative folks, this one was predominently LGBT folks. Some weeks the mix is better than others, even equal at times! Keeps us on our toes though…we never know who is going to show up or what the reaction is going to be :)