Living in the Tension – Mon. 5/20

When Christians apologize for the ways that they have harmed the LGBT community, is the apology enough? Should there be a next step? If so, what might that look like? What are the tangible things that we should be doing as Christians to put action to our words? If you are LGBT (Christian or not) what practical steps or recommendations would you like to see Christians take or at least consider? What would be meaningful to you?

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, May 20th, we will be discussing some of these questions. We’ll take time to share about what this has looked like in our own lives along with hearing thoughts from one another regarding ways that we can continue to take steps forward in this conversation. We will be meeting in Room 124 on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. at 7pm for the gathering.

If you’re available beforehand, we’ll be meeting 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.

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About Andrew Marin

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

  • P. Noble

    Great question! My response is to attend my first Pride event in Birmingham, AL with my local PFLAG chapter. One sign that I will be carrying will read “Straight Christian Ally Loves GLBT, So Does God”.


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