Living in the Tension – Mon. 4/22

We will be meeting for our regular Living in the Tension gathering this Monday, April 22, at 7pm. In light of the events last week with the tragedy in Boston, we wanted to discuss ideas about our humanity with regards to our respective faith backgrounds. Are we inherently evil and damaged individuals who occasionally happen to do good? Is there something to the idea of total depravity? Are we good and beautiful people who mess up every now and then? Connected to this conversation, we also wanted to discuss what it means to be a beloved child of God and the implications that has for our sense of self and our view of and interactions with others.

We will be meeting in Room 124 on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. at 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, we’ll be gathering at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N. Clark St. at 5:15pm to hang out and have a bite to eat.

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).