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...]

From a Straight Guy On Coming Out

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Here are some DOs and DON’Ts I’ve learned through my own experiences and in conversations with others, for you to better honor your relationship to LGBT friends and loved ones when someone comes out to you. [Read more...]

Coming Out to Myself

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The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. You can find his blog at oddmanout.net October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a date on my calendar that makes me tender for the courage of individuals taking the risk of stepping into greater transparency and wholeness. As more and more [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...]

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...]

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...]

Coming Out of the Water

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Warren Perry is the Aquatics Director at the Greenwich Water Club outside New York City, where he coaches swimmers, rowers, and triathletes. He also serves as a color commentator and analyst for the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming Championships. It hasn’t always been this way. Walking on to the deck of this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Mon 8/26

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, August 26, we will be watching the documentary We Were Here. The documentary tells the story of the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco, specifically focusing on the lives of five individuals who were affected by the epidemic. It is not only a window into [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – 8/12

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday (August 12th), we will be sharing our thoughts about the LGBT issues that we see coming up on the horizon. With conversations about marriage equality commonly garnering the most attention in public circles, are there other issues that are being ignored or pushed to the [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...]

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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