[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.


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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).