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...]

Living in the Tension – 7/15

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on July 15, Taylor Culver will be sharing a part of her story with us connected to faith and sexuality. Taylor recently graduated from Northwestern College and we have been fortunate to have her interning with us this summer. We will be meeting in Room 124 on [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...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. June 3

In the midst of the Supreme Court hearings related to Proposition 8 and DOMA, Time magazine discussed how quickly the gay rights movement has shifted and declared same-sex marriage is the nation’s inevitable future: “Yesterday’s impossible now looks like tomorrow’s inevitable.” Is marriage equality an inevitable outcome in our country? In light of our historical awareness of [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Mon. 5/6

We will be meeting for our next Living in the Tension gathering this upcoming Monday, May 6, at 7pm. We’ll be discussing the recent events and reactions around Jason Collins and the #1 draft pick in the WNBA, Brittney Griner, recently coming out. The two were met with remarkably different reactions in news outlets, so [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Mon. 4/22

We will be meeting for our regular Living in the Tension gathering this Monday, April 22, at 7pm. In light of the events last week with the tragedy in Boston, we wanted to discuss ideas about our humanity with regards to our respective faith backgrounds. Are we inherently evil and damaged individuals who occasionally happen [Read More...]

Why Not Answer?

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – It strikes me as odd that in an increasingly pluralistic and post-modern society, there is still a seeming addiction to closed-ended, one-word, YES or NO answers that sum up an entire worldview and perspective that tells me if you’re one [Read More...]

My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times

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This post is Andrew Marin’s response to Dan Savage’s accusations about The Marin Foundation, which appear in the Sunday April 14th edition of The New York Times. [Read more...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon April 8

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Now that the dust has settled, we’re bringing this conversation back. Join us this upcoming Monday, April 8th, as we discuss Beyonce’s Superbowl half-time show and use it as a springboard to talk about power and female sexuality and its expression. Was the performance about power or sex or both? Was it an example of [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. March 25

For the Living in the Tension gathering this upcoming Monday, March 25, we’ll be continuing our conversation on pornography. We’ll be starting our time together with a video sharing a perspective on the influences of pornography on brain chemistry that leads into a discussion about how addictions form in general. We would love to have [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. Feb. 11

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, February 11, we will be watching the second half of the documentary (A)sexual and discussing the film. Don’t worry if you missed the first half as you will easily be able to jump into the discussion about the second half this upcoming Monday. The documentary features [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon Jan 28

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, January 28th, we will be watching the documentary (A)sexual. The documentary features interviews with and a look into the lives of many individuals that would describe themselves as asexual, or a person that experiences no sexual attraction. Living in a culture fixated on sex, individuals in [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon Jan 14

After a break over the holidays, we’re getting back into our regularly scheduled Living in the Tension gatherings next week. Some good friends of ours, Jason and Courtney Bilbrey, will be sharing a part of their story connected to faith and sexuality for our upcoming gathering. We will be meeting on Monday, January 14th, at [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. Dec. 10

We will be hosting our last Living in the Tension gathering of the year this upcoming Monday, December 10th at 7pm. A friend of the foundation will be sharing some of her thoughts about a book she recently read, The End of Sexual Identity, by Jannell Williams Paris and we will take some time to [Read More...]


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