Living in the Tension – Mon. July 9

Michael Van Huis, one of our interns this summer, will be leading our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, July 9th. Michael will be sharing a bit about his experience as the founder of Voice, an unoffical LGBT and allies group at Abilene Christian University. He will also be reading some of the different narratives included in the zine Voicelessedited by Steward Headlam, that features anonymous stories of current and former LGBT students at ACU which we will discuss.

We will be meeting at our usual spot in Room 120 on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. at 7pm this upcoming Monday.

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).