Upcoming dates for Living in the Tension Gatherings



We have solidified the summer schedule for our Living in the Tension gatherings. As always, they will start at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120:

Tuesday June 9th (this coming Tuesday!)

Monday June 22nd (mandatory for any participants in June 28th’s Chicago Pride I’m Sorry Campaign)

Monday July 13th

Monday July 27th

These next four gatherings will be led by our longtime friend and volunteer Darren Calhoun (picture below).


Darren Calhoun

Darren is a professional event and portrait photographer based out of Chicago, where he’s heavily engaged in local social justice efforts. Currently, Darren actively serves within the leadership of arts ministries at Willow Chicago–the downtown campus of Willow Creek Community Church–and volunteers with organizations such as Breakthrough Urban Ministries and The Marin Foundation, where he contributed in the development of the I’m Sorry Campaign at gay pride parades. Darren shares his stories of hurt and healing around issues facing the Church and LGBTQ communities in hopes that people will moved to a place of compassion and reconciliation.

Get to know Darren on Facebook and Twitter, as well as through his photography and company Quick Click Media.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

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