Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon April 8

Now that the dust has settled, we’re bringing this conversation back. Join us this upcoming Monday, April 8th, as we discuss Beyonce’s Superbowl half-time show and use it as a springboard to talk about power and female sexuality and its expression.

Was the performance about power or sex or both? Was it an example of an empowered woman giving the middle finger to sexism or a woman grasping for power within a culturally pre-sketched, male-dominated framework of sexuality? Did the performance contribute to the liberation of women or was it a step back for gender equality? What does it look like for women today to take ownership of and express their personhood (with sexuality included) in empowered and life-giving ways?

We’ll be gathering in Room 124 on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. to discuss our thoughts. If you’re free beforehand, we’ll be gathering at Lady Gregory’s (5260 N. Clark St.) to hang out and have a bite to eat at 5:15pm.

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).