Living in the Tension Gathering – 10/21

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 21, we will be watching the documentary Love Free or Die. The film focuses on the story of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. It follows Robinson’s personal story as American churches debate [Read More...]

On Coming Out as a Gay Christian

The following post is from Warren Perry, Aquatics Director of the Greenwich Water Club.   “Hi. My name is Warren, and I am a Christian and a gay man.” It’s like I am in confession. Since I was young, I struggled to feel like I truly belonged somewhere. I knew I was different. Whether it [Read More...]

Gay TV Host Hosts Salvation Army Event

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  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...]

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...]

How Are Churches Walking With Those Pursuing Celibacy?

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, our Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Are you aware of a church that holds onto a more traditional understanding of scripture and homosexuality that is proactively seeking to construct support systems and help create life-giving realities for gay and lesbian individuals in their congregations [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...]

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...]

Homophobia, Hell, and How I Decided to Become an Ally

The following post is from Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid.” These are the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, known for his role in ending racial segregation in South Africa (known as Apartheid), just a few weeks [Read More...]

A Christlike Response?

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation.   Before I came to The Marin Foundation, I spent five years living in the Dominican Republic working for Young Life. The Dominican Republic is a small country in the Caribbean that shares the island of Hispaniola with the [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...]

Gray is the New Black and White

Taylor Culver is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, interning with us this summer in Chicago. One of the greatest challenges for me in reconciling the components of faith and sexuality was finding a balance between having a concrete answer and living despite the questions I had and still have. As our associate director, Michael [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...]


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