I’m Speaking Throughout Australia and New Zealand the Next Month

Australia

                          I’m heading Down Under today! For the next month I’ll be speaking throughout Australia and New Zealand. Below you will find each of the events I’m speaking at. If you find yourself (or anyone you might know) in or around these events, [Read More...]

But I Have To, Don’t I…

Michael Overman

The following post is from Michael Overman. Michael is interning with us this year while working towards his Masters of Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. You can check out his blog at findingthebalance.net. Sin. It’s a short word that comes with a multitude of definitions, interpretations, and responses. It’s riddled with dogma and doctrine, and more [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon Feb 25

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering, we’re going to be tackling a big but important topic: how do we interpret the Bible. One of our interns, Michael Overman, and a couple staff members, Michael Kimpan and Jason Bilbrey, will be leading us in a discussion about the many factors that go into how [Read More...]

Women, Lesbians, Slam Poetry and Ripping My Heart Out

One of my very good friends, Karen Grace (above), lives in New York City. Her activist heart is filled each work-day as an employee of our country’s first LGBT homeless youth center. In the evenings, her overflowing creative juices are captured as she competes around the city as a highly respected and recognized slam poet. [Read More...]

Out of Blame & Into Becoming

St. Benedict

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Administrative Assistant and Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. “It is indeed an absurd illusion to consider that we can work for peace, which means to be actively involved with people who are behaving in an unpeaceful way, if we are inwardly turbulent and ill-at-ease.” [Read More...]

Hosting Chris Heuertz in Chicago

chris heuertz

We’re excited to be hosting Chris Heuertz in Chicago on February 18th at 7pm as a part of our Living in the Tension series. Chris will be sharing some thoughts with us connected to his new book, Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community. In Unexpected Gifts, Chris names the inevitable challenges that all friendships, [Read More...]

What “Would” Jesus Do?

wwjd

The following post is written by The Marin Foundation’s Associate Director, Michael Kimpan. You can hit him up on Facebook, Twitter and his blog. My dear friend Joel will often interrupt even the most seemingly casual conversations with his peers to stop and look at the example of Jesus in one of the four gospels [Read More...]

Silence = Death

Silence

  Brian Gee received an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys writing from his own experiences at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Originally from southern California, he lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife and two kids. You can check out more about Brian, or get [Read More...]

Feb 8: My One Sentence Bible

  What is My One Sentence Bible? What one speaks shows their heart. What one stays silent about shows their cowardliness. [John 12:37-50] Leaders who are intentional about setting great expectations will have followers ready to meet such goals. [John 13:1-20] It is important to ‘name’ cowardly acts and betrayals so that others have the [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. Feb. 11

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, February 11, we will be watching the second half of the documentary (A)sexual and discussing the film. Don’t worry if you missed the first half as you will easily be able to jump into the discussion about the second half this upcoming Monday. The documentary features [Read More...]

Feb 7: My One Sentence Bible

  What is My One Sentence Bible? Haters lack any perspective, only wanting to rid their existence of anyone who might expose their evil ways. [John 12:1-11] Have an eye towards history so you can fully understand the happenings of the present. [John 12:12-19] Life is not about inching to death but of reveling in [Read More...]

Part 6: Chris on Hope and Not Praying for Fun :)

This is our final interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa), Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra Leone civil war), Part 4 [Read More...]

Feb 6: My One Sentence Bible

  What is My One Sentence Bible? It’s ok to cry when you’re sad. Don’t ever hold those tears back. [John 11:33-37] Don’t let cultural norms stop dictate your work and stop you from doing a miracle. [John 11:38-44] Those who worship their power will literally say and do anything to keep the status quo [Read More...]

Part 5: Chris Heuertz on How to Love Within Diverse Communities

This is Part 5 of our interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa), Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra Leone civil [Read More...]


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