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...]

Sticks and Stones

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Sometimes people say the darndest things. Often, the public rhetoric infused into the tension filled spaces of conversations surrounding the intersection of faith and sexuality is more hurtful than helpful. Individuals and organizations on both ‘sides’ of the so-called culture war [Read More...]

Trayvon Martin and the American Judicial System

A few hours ago the ruling of “not guilty” by a six-women jury permeated the now infamous courtroom in Stanford, Florida, as George Zimmerman will not serve any jail time for killing unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. Twitter is blowing up. I had to shut it off. So much heartache as well as so many [Read More...]

Big Announcement and Transition at The Marin Foundation

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  Dear Friends, It is with great excitement, and some trepidation, that I want to share an exciting change here at The Marin Foundation. My wife Brenda and I, along with the Foundation team about a year ago, began discussing the requests and needs we were receiving from our friends across the pond (the United [Read More...]

Top 20 Most Viewed Posts of All Time

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I first started blogging September 13, 2008. This was the first post I ever wrote. My blog was originally hosted on Blogger from 2008-2009, then on my own hosted site from 2010-2012. Since 2013 it has been hosted here at Patheos. Note that I linked all of the posts to my current Patheos blog, which is [Read More...]

What Being Bullied Taught Me About Bridge Building

Brian Gee received an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys writing from his own experiences at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Originally from southern California, he lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife and two kids. You can check out more about Brian, or get in [Read More...]

Top Posts of 2013, Thus Far…

We have reached the six month mark of 2013. Lots has happened already! Here are the thirteen most viewed posts from the first half of 2013: 1. My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times (April 14) 2. Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus [Read More...]

BE A MAN!!!!

How to win championships in Chicago. Credit: Michael J. Kimpan

So Chicago’s Pride Parade is tomorrow and in honor of that, I thought I’d post the following. 28 Ways To Spot A Real Man Please check out the 13th helper on the list… Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

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[Update 6pm CST] I spent today calling and texting my LGBT married friends around the country, congratulating them in this momentous ruling. I understand from doing life with them how important this decision is to their lives, their spouses and especially their children. The impact of today can never be overstated, as our nation’s legal [Read More...]

Cling Lightly to Truth and Tightly to Jesus

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Taylor Culver is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, interning with us this summer in Chicago. I was born and raised in Sioux City, IA and recently graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. It is here that my journey to reconciling faith and sexuality began. As a Psychology major at a Christian college, [Read More...]

Drawing Lines in the Sand

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with a local pastor who is quickly becoming a dear friend. We’ve engaged in several discussions concerning the intersection of faith and sexuality as he and his church attempt to appropriately navigate the [Read More...]

Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From: Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, and author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation For Interview Requests: (p) 773-572-5983 // (e) kevin@themarinfoundation.org   It was the summer of 2000 when my three best friends came out to me in three consecutive months. Very quickly I [Read More...]

Transfigurations with Peterson Toscano

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On Monday, July 1, The Marin Foundation will be hosting Peterson Toscano’s one-person play, Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible. The event will be taking place at 7pm in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St.). The night is free and open to the public. You can RSVP on the Facebook [Read More...]

Stonewall Uprising – Documentary Screening

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With the Chicago Pride Parade right around the corner, we will be screening the documentary Stonewall Uprising this Wednesday, June 19. We will be hosting the screening in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Ave. at 7pm and it is open to the public. It was not too long ago that simply being gay or lesbian in [Read More...]


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