Living in the Tension Gathering – Tues. August 7

If you have been online in the last week at all, you have probably noticed that everyone and their cousin has commented or blogged about the situation with Chick-fil-A. August 1st has come and gone, so for our next Living in the Tension gathering we want to take some time to discuss how we move forward from this point. When something like this comes up again, how do we tangibly live out our faith and engage others that we disagree with? Are boycotts or counter protests effective in changing the landscape? What would make a difference?

We will be meeting on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 on August 7th at 7pm. We hope you’re able to join us to share your thoughts and discuss how we can constructively move forward and proactively engage others when culture wars are pushed to the forefront.

If you somehow managed to not get your fill in regards to blog posts written about the Chick-fil-A situation, you can find some posts below in no particular order that we felt contributed to the discussion in a constructive way.

Chick-Fil-Activism by one of our interns, Brent Bailey

Being Holy in an Age of Being Right by Michael Kimpan

Some words for Christians on both sides of the Chick-fil-A war by Rachel Held Evans

Prophets of Peace by Wendy Gritter

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).