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.

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).

  • 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”.