Living in the Tension – Monday 1/24

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, January 24, we will be discussing our hopes for the LGBT community as we move into the future. Some see assimilation as the goal in essentially fitting into mainstream culture and norms and minimizing differences (or trying to change them to be the same), while others advocate that differences should be brought into the light and used to inform the construction of new ways of thinking and living in the world. Is it our hope to sing along with Macklemore that it’s all the ‘same love’ and that sexuality/gender identity is not really important? Or is there something a bit different (perhaps queer) about LGBT individuals that contribute to unique ways of creating and living into the world? Maybe your thoughts are a bit of both or none of the above, but either way we would love to have you join us.

We will be meeting in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Ave. at 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, we will be meeting at Jerry’s Sandwiches on 5419 N Clark St. at 5:15pm to hang out and grab 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).