Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. 9/10

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering, we will be discussing advertising in our culture with an emphasis on messages that are directed towards the gay and lesbian community in the world of marketing.

We will share our thoughts about the advertisements and look at questions such as; What are the major themes, ideals, and ideas utilized in advertising to gay and lesbian individuals? Is it just the same as advertisements directed at heterosexual individuals or do we see differences? What is influencing the advertising and how do the advertisements in turn effect the community? Do we see mainstream advertisements in the community engendering respect and helping to affirm the image of God in others or having an adverse effect? What does this mean for our own lives?

We will be meeting at 7pm this upcoming Monday, September 10th. You can find us at our usual spot in Room 120 on 5241 N. Ashland Avenue.

Hope to see you there!

Much love.

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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).

  • Josh

    God bless you for what You are doing, I was told about Your group by a friend, and at a time when I needed the hope that Your group gives to Christians such as myself who are so heartbroken over how the LGBT community is being treated by so many mis-lead Christians. Please continue furthering Gods Kingdom and sharing His love with ALL people, especially our friends in the LGBT community. I am working hard to get to a point in my day to day life where I too can somehow contribute to what You are doing.

    God bless,
    Josh, from Texas