Living in the Tension 7/7 – Matthew Vines

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 a 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. The first one is this Monday, July 7th. 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.

Living in the Tension: Come and Discuss the Challenge of Heteronormativity and Cisnormativity
On the Importance of Fidelity.
Discriminating…In Jesus’ Name?
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About Andrew Marin

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