Living in the Tension – Monday Oct. 29

Instead of our regular discussions, we will be catching a movie together for our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 29th. We will be watching The Wise Kids, a coming-of-age drama. The screening is at 8pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center on 164 N. State Street. Purchase your tickets ahead of time via the link HERE. For whomever can make it, we’ll be grabbing a quick bite to before the screening at Potbelly Sandwich Shop on 190 N. State St. at 7pm.


A host of festival prizes and “Best of 2011” lists later, Stephen Cone’s beautifully nuanced and affecting coming-of-age drama comes home to Chicago for a theatrical run. In the space of time between Easter and Christmas, three best friends about to start college are poised on the cusp of adulthood. Raised in the strict but loving confines of a small town Baptist congregation, they each struggle with crossing boundaries. Brea, a minister’s daughter, feels childhood faith dimming; Tim faces the realization that he’s gay; Laura sees her friends slipping away into a world she can’t begin to understand. Cone pulls it all together with remarkable pathos and not a single villain.

We hope to see you there!

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( 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).