Living in the Tension 7/21 – Julie Rodgers

What does the Bible really say about same-sex relationships? More than any current question the Christian church is facing, this one has the power to divide families, churches, and entire denominations. Do you know what you believe and why? Have you ever truly listened to both sides? Can you find common ground with those with whom you disagree?

 If these questions intrigue you, then please join The Marin Foundation for the second in our three-part series examining the traditional and progressive interpretations of the Bible as it relates to same-sex relationships.  These FREE events are at 5255 N Ashland Ave in Room 124 at 7pm every other Monday.  Last time, we heard from Matthew Vines, who presented the biblical case is support of same-sex relationships.

The next event in the series is this Monday, July 21st. If you’re available beforehand, we will meet at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N Clark St at 5:15 pm to grab a bite to eat and hang out.









  • August 4th Part 3: Group Discussion: We will come together to discuss the speakers and information shared in the previous two gatherings and consider ways in which we can move past our differences, live in constructive tension and elevate this conversation.


We hope to see you there!


Much love,

The Marin Foundation
These gatherings are an opportunity for anyone who is interested in the intersection of faith, culture, gender and sexuality to come together and safely discuss these divisive topics. In these meetings you will find members of the LGBTQ community, Christian community, and other communities. There are LGBTQ Christians, LGBTQ atheists, those pursuing celibacy, and ex-gays. Straight Christians from all denominations (progressive to conservative), atheists and folks from other faith backgrounds come as well. We all willfully enter into a place of constructive tension, intentionally forming a community that struggles through difficult topics in a peaceful and productive manner.

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).