[Repost] May 31st The Marin Foundation is hosting a free Jennifer Knapp Concert!

We’re excited to be welcoming Jennifer Knapp for a stop on her Inside Out Faith tour at our next large group Living in the Tension community gathering at Roscoe’s in Chicago on 3356 N. Halsted Street. The event will be start at 7pm on Thursday, May 31st. The free event is being co-sponsored by the LGBT center in Chicago, Center on Halsted, and is a 21+ event.

Grammy nominated and Dove award-winning artist, Jennifer Knapp, has long been regarded as a premier artist in the Christian Contemporary Music genre. Jennifer chose to confront long-held speculation with a very public “coming out” in 2010. The revelation sparked much public debate amid cries for immediate rejection from Christian music leaders, retailers and fans alike. In an effort to continue to create a positive and constructive dialogue on behalf of LGBT people of faith, Jennifer is now presenting Inside Out Faith. Having experienced, first hand, the devastating effects of rejection and judgment, Jennifer knows full well the challenges of being “out” in certain faith communities.

Part concert, part story telling event, Inside Out Faith is about breaking the cone of silence experienced by many LGBT people of faith. Through her passionate music and disarming charm, Jennifer speaks of the challenges she has faced in publicly claiming her faith and sexual orientation as well as her hope for others to step into their unique identities.

We hope you’ll join us for the night with Jennifer as she shares her heart and music with us. You can let us know if you’re planning on coming over at the Facebook event page.

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).