6/21 Living in the Tension

We will be gathering tonight to prepare for our presence at the Chicago Pride Parade. If you plan on attending the parade with us, we ask that you come by the gathering on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 at 7pm. If you ordered a t-shirt for the event, you can pick it up tonight at the gathering.

Much love.


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://www.fireorblackberries.wordpress.com Shannon Ruddy

    Hi. I just found your site and have been looking around just a little bit. (Found it through Jesus Needs New PR) Just want to say I love it. Great to read the things that you’re posting.
    Take care!

  • SheilaG

    Hey New York legislature… gay and lesbian marriage is now “legal” in the state of NY! Whadayaknow! Pictures in front of the Stonewall in are just precious. A few republicans joined in the vote to justice. I never thought I’d see the day when republicans legislators spoke up for justice. Marin folks, you’ve just fallen farther behind in the gay marriage issue. You’re going to look very very foolish 10 years from now.

  • Mrs T

    Sheila: How do you know how the Marin folks think on gay marriage? They have a policy on not opining on certain issues as that usually stops the dialogue that builds bridges. I’m sure that the “Mariners” have all kinds of opinions on the topic. One of Andrew’s good friends is a married gay guy in Iowa. You will see him here regularly.
    Please, let’s not hinder the bridge-building that Andrew & his group are doing!