Arguing is Pointless

Peter Bregman writes a weekly column called How We Work at Harvard Business and is a regular contributor at CNN.  He speaks, writes, and consults about how to lead and how to live. He is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global management consulting firm, and advises CEOs and their leadership teams. You can sign up to be notified when he [Read More...]

Tues Jan 18 Living in the Tension

After a break for the holidays, we’re starting up our gatherings again! Our next Living in the Tension will be Tuesday January 18th at 7pm; 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120. We will be discussing sexual identity, identity formation and labels. Hope to see you there! Much love. [Read more...]

Get Out of the Four Walls of Your Church

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Over the years I have become increasingly convinced that serving alongside individuals that are different than you is necessary for reconciliation to come about. A couple years after finishing college, I signed up with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps [Read More...]

Part 2: Life in Boystown

Recently I started an on-going series called Life in Boystown, which will chronicle some of the unique moments of what it means for me to live where I do. Here is the second installment: The other day I was riding on the bus down the main strip of Boystown and was reading Mother Teresa’s book [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering

We will be changing things up tomorrow for our Living in the Tension gathering on Thursday, December 2nd. The Executive Director at Emmaus Ministries, Jonathan Hancock, has been gracious enough to share with our group about the work that they are doing to help men caught in prostitution to get off the streets of Chicago. We [Read More...]

Part 1: My Life in Boystown

As most of you know I live in a very unique neighborhood in Chicago, called Boystown. Since it’s so unique, my life here and the experiences that I have here are also quite unique to the majority of the rest of the country (world). I figured I would start an ongoing series of random posts [Read More...]

Monday Nov 15 Living in the Tension

Tonight at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120, we will be having our next Living in the Tension Gathering. It will be focused around When Self-Identification Becomes Reality. Hope to see you there. Much love. [Read more...]

Faithful Christianity Means a Walking Hypocrite?

This morning my good friend Adam McLane posted these profoundly truthful words on feeling like a hypocrite. When I read it I quickly remembered a series of conversations I’ve recently had. Before I get into those let me tell you this, even if some may disagree: I am intentionally, and with a humble spirit, trying my [Read More...]

These Lyrics Have to Speak for Me Now as I Can’t Talk About It

I am fighting back the strong, strong urge right now to write about an ongoing situation in my life that is a real big deal to me, my educational future and my work. When the time comes all of the details will be released. Or not. I don’t know. I want to, but I’m trying really [Read More...]

Thursday Oct 28 Living in the Tension

Tonight at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120, we will be having our next Living in the Tension Gathering. It will be focused around the topic of Trust. Hope to see you there. Much love. [Read more...]

Video of Tony Campolo Speaking at our Living in the Tension Gathering

Dr. Tony Campolo speaks at Roscoes in Chicago, IL from The Marin Foundation on Vimeo. Here is the video you all have been waiting for… Much love. [Read more...]

Living in the Tension Tonight with Tony Campolo

Today is Monday October 11th, National Coming Out Day, and The Marin Foundation is holding our next Living in the Tension Gathering. Tonight we will host Dr. Tony Campolo who will be speaking on the topics of Faith, Sexuality and Politics. Our event will be held at Roscoes, the historic gay bar in Boystown. It’s free and starts at 7:30pm [Read More...]

Tuesday’s, September 14th, Living in the Tension

Our upcoming Living in the Tension will be held Tuesday September 14th. Instead of it being at our offices, we are going to have it at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark St. in Chicago, starting at 6:30pm. The Chicago History Museum is hosting a free discussion on gay marriage, but you have to [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Tonight

Don’t forget tonight’s (August 31st) Living in the Tension Gathering starting at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave, Room 120. Tonight we will be talking about Handling Criticism. I’m seriously looking forward to seeing how everyone else does it, because God knows I’m terrible at it. Much love. [Read more...]