I Wish People Would Keep It Real When Talking About Sex

PS- 99.9% of the world don’t look like these two… But don’t let real life non-model looks dictate your marriage’s sex life! This post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation. The other day on Twitter I noticed someone retweeted an article from Relevant Magazine on the 4 Things We Wish We [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…]

Safe Havens

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent will be interning with us again at The Marin Foundation this summer and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. I want us to imagine the church functioning as a support system that empowers people to come out. . [Read More…]

Symptomatic.

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. This week the blogosphere was abuzz with all sorts of news in the conversation between the LGBT community and the church. First, Republican Senator Rob Portman did an about-face on his previous position opposing marriage for same-sex couples as a result of [Read More…]

Women, Lesbians, Slam Poetry and Ripping My Heart Out

One of my very good friends, Karen Grace (above), lives in New York City. Her activist heart is filled each work-day as an employee of our country’s first LGBT homeless youth center. In the evenings, her overflowing creative juices are captured as she competes around the city as a highly respected and recognized slam poet. [Read More…]

I Just Got Uninvited from Speaking at the United Nations

A few weeks ago representatives from the United Nations who were interested in holding a panel discussion about the international criminalization of homosexuality reached out to me to participate. They thought it would be good to have an evangelical representation on the very progressive panel, someone who has also been outspoken against the criminalization of [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…]

You Can Overcome Your Sexuality?

Over the next week we’ll be featuring posts from a few friends of ours at The Marin Foundation that will be sharing a parts of their stories connected to faith and sexuality. We’re starting with a post written by one of our volunteers here in Chicago and she decided to write this first post anonymously. [Read More…]

Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Chris Pack, Producer for Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex. After meeting with me, Chris proposed to my long time friend, Pamela, who was among the first participants of our Living in the Tension gatherings here in Chicago. Chris shares my heart for reconciliation: building bridges, loving people and living [Read More…]

Video: Sexuality and the Emergent Church

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player While at Wild Goose Festival, the Odyssey Network asked me, and a few others, some questions regarding an analysis of the intersection of sexuality, LGBT issues and the emergent church. Here is what they found… Do you think progressive Christianity today must stand with the LGBT community, otherwise they will [Read More…]

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Here is another poem by our great friend Karen Bowlby. “I believe in God. Not just any God – Not that anything goes, Spiritual but not religious, Politically correct, Don’t want to offend anyone Anything but the God you think of when I say God – You know – the one that hates abortion, Fags, [Read More…]

Part 5: Sacred Unions by Dan Brennan

This is the final post in a series written by author Dan Brennan (you can buy his book here) on sacred unions and friendship.  Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Here is Part 3 Here is Part 4 Part 5: “3. Sacred unions invites us to a spirituality of deep oneness in marriage [Read More…]

Part 4: Sacred Unions by Dan Brennan

This is a series written by author Dan Brennan (you can buy his book here) on sacred unions and friendship.  Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Here is Part 3 Part 4: “Secular author Lisa Gee believes “a soul-mate doesn’t have to be a sex-mate.” For the Christian this statement takes us right [Read More…]

Part 3: Sacred Unions by Dan Brennan

This is a series written by author Dan Brennan (you can buy his book here) on sacred unions and friendship.  Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 Part 3: “There was no question the biblical narrative speaks of a distinctive oneness in marriage where God calls Adam and Eve to enter a communion of [Read More…]


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