Living in the Tension – Tues, April 17

For our Living in the Tension community gathering on April 17th, we will be hosting a group from CCDA (Community Christian Development Association) and the gathering will still be open to the public. We will be sharing some information about The Marin Foundation, a friend of ours will be sharing some of his story about [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Mon. April 9

For our next Living in the Tension gathering, we will be wrapping up our examination of conflict resolution by discussing three areas of practical application, starting with a look at what makes a real apology and how they are effective. We will discuss the five biggest mistakes people make when engaged in conflict and wish [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – 3/19/12

We will be continuing our educational series on conflict resolution for our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, March 19th. Michael Pierce will be sharing generalizable principles and models for conflict resolution from his career as a professional mediator. The sessions will help to better equip individuals to step into productive conversations and [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – 3/5/12

For our next Living in the Tension community gathering on Monday, March 5th, Michael Pierce will be joining us to kick off a series of gatherings where he will be sharing insights with us in relation to his career in the field of conflict resolution and mediation. Michael will be sharing generalizable principles and models [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Thurs. Feb. 23rd

For our upcoming Living in the Tension community gathering on February 23rd, we will be continuing the conversation around the topic of “bridge building”. What do you think of when you hear someone say “building bridges” as it relates to engaging others? What does it mean for your relationships? What is important in the conversation [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Wed. Feb. 8th

For our next Living in the Tension gathering on Wednesday, February 8th, we will be watching the documentary Call Me Malcolm. The documentary follows Malcolm Himschoot, a transgender man now ordained in the United Church of Christ, as he is finishing his final year of seminary after he began the process of transitioning a few years [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Tues, Jan. 24th

What do you think of when you hear someone say “building bridges” as it relates to engaging others? What does it mean for your relationships? Is the language appropriate for the work we all are engaged in when it comes to “building bridges” between the Christian and LGBT communities? This upcoming Tuesday, January 24th, we [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Tuesday, Jan. 10th

After a little break for the holidays, we’re ready to get back at it with the Living in the Tension community gatherings. In line with this time of the year, we will be reflecting on instances in the past where efforts related to building bridges with those different than ourselves could have gone better to [Read More...]

Don’t Let Anyone Stifle Your Original Thoughts and Ideas

Lesson for December 15, 2011: Don’t let anyone stifle your original thoughts and ideas… especially not academics, pompous people or gatekeepers. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Tuesday, Dec. 13th Living in the Tension

For the next Living in the Tension community gathering on Tuesday, December 13th, we will be watching Trembling before G-d. The documentary features intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay and lesbian and gives a window into their lives as they they seek to navigate their religious tradition. Regardless of where [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Tuesday, November 29

Instead of gathering at our usual meeting place this week for our Living in the Tension community gathering, we will be gathering in the “SAGE Room” on the 2nd floor at the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted St.) at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29th. Br. Michael Oboza, a good friend who regularly attends our [Read More...]

Monday Nov. 7 Living in the Tension

For the upcoming Living in the Tension community gathering on November 7th, our friend Shawn Harrison will be sharing with the group about a part of his journey with faith and sexuality followed by a Q&A portion. Shawn is a youth pastor who has same-sex attractions but has chosen to pursue marriage with his wife [Read More...]

Cowards and Keyboards

It shouldn’t surprise me anymore when socially awkward and scared people in real life become the boldest person ever behind a keyboard. It’s their cover for living a real life that actually makes a difference in other people’s lives. They do it because it’s the best, and most efficient way to be gutless without any [Read More...]

Monday Oct. 17 Living in the Tension

In light of October being LGBT History Month, we will be watching the documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin for our next Living in the Tension community gathering on Monday, October 17th. We will meet at our regular location on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago a little earlier at 6:45pm. Bayard Rustin (pictured right with [Read More...]


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