Living in the Tension – October 7

For our next upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 7, we’ll be discussing the way we engage with and talk about the disappointing, harmful, and negative news stories we come across online. Our news and social media feeds are regularly filled with stories featuring the latest pastor making inflammatory remarks about LGBT [Read More...]

Gay TV Host Hosts Salvation Army Event

HGTV Designer David Bromstad

  The following post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation Recently HGTV designer and host, David Bromstad, has come under fire from LGBT and progressive partisan activists because as a gay man who is a strong advocate for gay marriage, he decided to host an event for the Salvation Army. [Read More...]

We Don’t Want to be Dinosaurs

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation.  This month I made two amazing discoveries. First, they are filming another Jurassic Park movie called Jurassic World. For someone who quotes the line, “Hold on to your butts,” when anything exciting is about to happen, this is a great [Read More...]

Reconciliation Does Not Fix THE Problem

by: Andrew Marin

The following post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation The core of reconciliatory engagement must always be love. Love, in such a pure form, that the self-giving nature, some would even say humiliation, of Christ, is the central point to one’s understanding of the ever-reaching ramifications of the incarnation. Our [Read More...]

This Pope is a papal person.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. From the start, there was an air of excitement surrounding this Pope – the Pontiff’s chosen name, never before used by any Pope in the history of the Church – Pope Francis – beckoning back to a celebrated hero of the Christian faith [Read More...]

Good in the Presence of Evil

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There is evil in this world–some would even say that evil are those who are religious. But religion is not inherently evil. Not the Muslim faith the terrorists claim to represent. Not the Christian faith that its extremists promote either. Culture has gotten away from us; a society where headlines and extremism is promoted as acceptable. Even more so, extremism, whether good or bad, is the only way one can make headlines. But life is not that simple. There is nuance in everything, no matter how much partisan activists, the media and especially social media have tried to strip it away into constrained binaries. [Read more...]

Living in the Tension – Sept. 9

We are gathering again this upcoming Monday, September 9th, for our regular Living in the Tension gathering. A good friend of ours, Br. Michael, will be sharing tangible things that we can do to be allies to those that are bisexual, statements he would advise avoiding, and a bit of his own story. We will [Read More...]

Risking Your Reputation.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Well, it’s official :: my transition into the role of running the day-to-day operations at The Marin Foundation is complete. Andrew and Brenda have moved into their cottage near the Scottish sea, and I imagine he’s quickly getting used to walking past [Read More...]

The Authentic Life

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. The authentic life does not come easily for me. My process of coming out as gay took a long time—precisely three years, [Read More...]

Big Announcement #2: My New Book!

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I am very excited to announce that I have a new book releasing at the end of September 2013; in just two months! It is a 125 page academic ebook published in a partnership between Patheos Press and Bondfire Books. It will be available on all ereader outlets–Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Google Reader and any others you might own and read from. The ebook will be called ReEngaging Civility: A Framework for Bridging Opposing Worldviews [Read more...]

I Don’t Trust You

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I’ve recently heard the phrase “I don’t trust you” as a reason not to engage with someone in real life, even in a simple conversation. And the I-don’t-trust-you-person’s metric for defining trust? Online. If that is the dominant lens to decide conclusive trust, of course one doesn’t trust that other. They don’t actually know them. I would [Read More...]

Holding Competing Ideas in Tension

The following post is from Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation.   In working at The Marin Foundation and having conversations about faith and sexuality over the last few years, I’m finding that it can be a bit of a balancing act in maintaing a healthy outlook that can lend itself [Read More...]

The Difficulty in Trusting Someone Who Trusts Your Enemy

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A friend called me up the other day and wanted to talk about how I understand the process of bridge building (if you are not clear on what this process looks like, you can watch this and read this). This friend was having problems entering into such spaces because, as they told me, I just can’t [Read More...]

I’m Sorry Campaign Through the Eyes of Others

Photo Credit: Michelle at Maladjusted Media

2013 was our fourth I’m Sorry Campaign in Chicago. Well, technically it was the I’m Sorry Campaign’s thirtieth Pride around the world. It’s amazing what one small act of love becomes… Here is a roundup of some of the blogs written by people who attended this year’s I’m Sorry Campaign in Chicago. I’m sure there [Read More...]


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