Gray is the New Black and White

Taylor Culver is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, interning with us this summer in Chicago. One of the greatest challenges for me in reconciling the components of faith and sexuality was finding a balance between having a concrete answer and living despite the questions I had and still have. As our associate director, Michael [Read More...]

Big Announcement and Transition at The Marin Foundation

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  Dear Friends, It is with great excitement, and some trepidation, that I want to share an exciting change here at The Marin Foundation. My wife Brenda and I, along with the Foundation team about a year ago, began discussing the requests and needs we were receiving from our friends across the pond (the United [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...]

LOVE is louder.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. Last month in cities all across the country, Gay Pride parades began as an annual commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising  in June of 1969. In Chicago, over one million people showed up for the festivities as tens-of-thousands of rainbow-colored feathers and flags waved in support of [Read More...]

Don’t Feel That Way!

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net.   How effective is it when someone tells you not to feel the way you feel? Let’s take some easy examples: When [Read More...]

Continuing Education Classes with The Marin Foundation

If you have ever wanted to learn practical steps for building bridges between the LGBT community and the church, now is the time!  If you read Love Is an Orientation and want to know, “Now what?” here is your answer. Whether you are a pastor, a parent, a youth worker, an LGBT individual, a professor, or someone [Read More...]

What Being Bullied Taught Me About Bridge Building

Brian Gee received an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys writing from his own experiences at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Originally from southern California, he lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife and two kids. You can check out more about Brian, or get in [Read More...]

Acceptance of Self

The following post comes from the anonymous blogger behind The Registered Runaway, a gay man navigating his way through faith, sexuality and inner peace. By the time I was literate, I had the entire Left Behind kid series stacked on my shelf. The books, for those that don’t know, are futuristic stories of when God raptures [Read More...]

Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

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[Update 6pm CST] I spent today calling and texting my LGBT married friends around the country, congratulating them in this momentous ruling. I understand from doing life with them how important this decision is to their lives, their spouses and especially their children. The impact of today can never be overstated, as our nation’s legal [Read More...]

Cling Lightly to Truth and Tightly to Jesus

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Taylor Culver is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, interning with us this summer in Chicago. I was born and raised in Sioux City, IA and recently graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. It is here that my journey to reconciling faith and sexuality began. As a Psychology major at a Christian college, [Read More...]

Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From: Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, and author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation For Interview Requests: (p) 773-572-5983 // (e) kevin@themarinfoundation.org   It was the summer of 2000 when my three best friends came out to me in three consecutive months. Very quickly I [Read More...]

Stonewall Uprising – Documentary Screening

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With the Chicago Pride Parade right around the corner, we will be screening the documentary Stonewall Uprising this Wednesday, June 19. We will be hosting the screening in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Ave. at 7pm and it is open to the public. It was not too long ago that simply being gay or lesbian in [Read More...]

Interview with Jamie Arpin-Ricci – I’m Sorry Campaign

Jamie Arpin-Ricci and his community at Little Flowers Community have attended the Winnipeg Pride Parade the past couple years to apologize for the ways that they and other Christians have harmed the LGBT community. For this post, Jamie was gracious to answer a few questions about his community’s involvement with the campaign. Jamie is a [Read More...]

Attitude Shift – Part 2

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. In my previous post, I described how public opinion on homosexuality in the U.S. has shifted rapidly, with the result that traditional [Read More...]