Living in the Tension – Mon. March 10

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, March 10 at 7pm, David Mayer will be sharing a part of his story and thoughts as a senior in the LGBT community. We will be meeting in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Avenue. If you’re available beforehand, we will be meeting at Jerry’s [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Monday 1/24

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, January 24, we will be discussing our hopes for the LGBT community as we move into the future. Some see assimilation as the goal in essentially fitting into mainstream culture and norms and minimizing differences (or trying to change them to be the same), while [Read More...]

Is Empathy Dangerous?

I remember sitting at lunch after church with Christine, who had married her wife around the same time I had married mine. We swapped wedding stories for a bit before she told me, with a shaky voice, how nervous she felt about the upcoming Prop. 8 vote and the possibility that her marriage might become legally invalidated.

It was the first time I had ever considered how that might feel.

With these discoveries came two distinct, paradoxical feelings in equal measure: empathy, and skepticism of that empathy. [Read more...]

Living in the Tension – Monday 2/10

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, February 10, we will be watching and discussing the documentary Out Late. The documentary highlights the stories of five individuals that made the decision to come out as LGBT after the age of 55. We will be meeting at 7pm in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Avenue. Once again, [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Monday 1/27

Update: The Living in the Tension gathering scheduled for January 27th has been cancelled due to cold weather forecasted for the night. Mark your calendars for the next gathering on Monday, February 10th. For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, January 27, we will be watching and discussing the documentary Out Late. The documentary [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Monday 1/13

We will be gathering for our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, January 13, and we will be discussing the topic of divorce. We will be meeting on 5255 N Ashland Ave. in Room 124 at 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, we will be meeting at Jerry’s Sandwiches on 5419 N Clark St. at 5:15pm to have [Read More...]

End of the Year Giving!

The following post comes in part from The Marin Foundation’s end-of-year letter to our generous donors. To participate in giving to The Marin Foundation, click here! – To our wonderful friends and family, Hello from Chicago! We hope this letter finds you well as you enjoy this holiday season. We are filled with joy and [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Dec 9

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, December 9th, a friend of ours will be sharing about her journey as a parent with her son after he came out to her as gay. She will be sharing about the questions and experiences that she has been processing through as both a Christian [Read More...]

Does Neutrality Equal Silence?

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I woke up this morning in beautiful Scotland to an email with a link where someone wrote the following: I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – 11/18

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, November 18, we will be discussing singleness in relation to our broader culture and our respective faith traditions. What are the joys and frustrations that you experience (or did experience) with singleness? What does it look like to be single and a sexual being even [Read More...]

On finding a Christ-centered, gay-friendly church

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 Warren Perry is a teacher and coach, Southerner and Yankee,  sinner and saint living in the tension in New York City. He can be reached at warrenperry3@gmail.com. Throughout my life, I experienced a number of changes at school, with friends, and in jobs. But one mainstay that provided a deep sense of grounding and stability [Read More...]

Gay Marriage Passed in Illinois

The following post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life (well, except for the past two and a half months while in St. Andrews). Illinois is where every word of Love Is an Orientation was lived in real-time. And last night, after a [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Nov. 4

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, November 4th, we will be talking about marriage. Rather than a discussion about our views on the legal, moral, and human rights topics surrounding marriage for gay and lesbian individuals, we will be talking about marriage in a more general sense. This conversation will lead [Read More...]

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...]


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