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

do these look the same?

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

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...]

Living in the Tension – Tues Nov. 13

We will continue the break from our regular Living in the Tension gatherings next week with a screening of Seventh-Gay Adventists.Our group has been invited to a free private screening of the documentary at 7pm next Tuesday, November 13th. You will need to reserve a ticket for the event HERE for admittance. The screening will be at Landmark Century Centre [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Monday Oct. 29

Instead of our regular discussions, we will be catching a movie together for our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 29th. We will be watching The Wise Kids, a coming-of-age drama. The screening is at 8pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center on 164 N. State Street. Purchase your tickets ahead of time [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Mon. October 8

Personal experience is often one of the best teachers. When we come up short or mess things up in some capacity, it helps to inform our decisions and actions in the future. So for our next Living in the Tension gathering on October 8th, we’ll be sharing past experiences where we failed or messed up [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Mon. September 24

With National Coming out day around the corner next month, we thought that we would take our upcoming gathering on September 24th to share parts of our own stories. For those that are willing to share, we’ll be talking about what motivated us to “come out” (and continue coming out today) regarding our sexual orientation [Read More...]


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