The Culture War Curriculum

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Ready to take the next step in learning to build bridges between the LGBTQ community and the Church? Join us for a continuing education course May 16-17 in Memphis, Tennessee. Click here for more details.   [Read more...]

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Comment Policy   Thank you for taking this policy into consideration before commenting on Love Is An Orientation: Comments are welcome. So are disagreements. However I will delete comments that are irrelevant, too long, off topic, trashing others, selling things, and especially those that reject the dignity and validity of any commenter, or myself. A [Read More...]

Level Ground.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. You can read more from Michael at his blog here – and his book, Love Never Fails :: Building Bridges Between the Church and the Gay Community will be available for pre-order soon (Fall 2014, IVP). – At the end of this month, I’ll have [Read More...]

Advent 2.0

Warren Perry is a teacher and coach, Southerner and Yankee, sinner and saint living in the tension in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @CoachPerry03 or contact him atwarrenperry3@gmail.com.    Even though the holidays are in our rear view mirror now, there are still many lingering blessings that we can take from the season [Read More...]

This is Pure.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – News of the rabbi who taught a radical redemption was spreading well beyond the religious community. The common people followed him in hoards, hoping to hear his healing teaching – or even experience the touch of his hand. Jesus made his [Read More...]

An Area Evangelicals Might Learn From the LGBT Community

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The following post was written by Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Reading over Jacob Heiss’s well thought-out posts on sexual identity (parts 1 & 2 with part 3 on the way), I’m left thinking that this might be an area (among others) in which the evangelical church could be assisted by [Read More...]

Failure of the imagination

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This post is by Melinda Guerra, Admin Assistant here at The Marin Foundation. “The sooner you are dead the better.” He couldn’t see her in the darkness, but there were plenty of faces he could remember from the old days which fitted the voice.   When you visualized a man or woman carefully, you could [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – October 7

For our next upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 7, we’ll be discussing the way we engage with and talk about the disappointing, harmful, and negative news stories we come across online. Our news and social media feeds are regularly filled with stories featuring the latest pastor making inflammatory remarks about LGBT [Read More...]

This Pope is a papal person.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. From the start, there was an air of excitement surrounding this Pope – the Pontiff’s chosen name, never before used by any Pope in the history of the Church – Pope Francis – beckoning back to a celebrated hero of the Christian faith [Read More...]

Continuing Education Classes

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...]

Blog Update

Hello Everyone, As you can see we haven’t been posting much in the past few weeks. With the transition fast approaching, and the writing of this book and this book, blogging has taken a backseat at The Marin Foundation as we are all working to adjust to our new roles and reality. I’m feeling great [Read More...]

AIDS Run/Walk Chicago 2013

AIDS Run Walk 2013

We will be participating in the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago for the third year on September, 28th. We would love to have anyone in the Chicagoland area (or even those that would like to travel in for the weekend) join our team with The Marin Foundation for a great time to hang out, exercise, and support the great [Read More...]

Last Chance for Summer Classes

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...]

Holding Competing Ideas in Tension

The following post is from Kevin Harris, Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation.   In working at The Marin Foundation and having conversations about faith and sexuality over the last few years, I’m finding that it can be a bit of a balancing act in maintaing a healthy outlook that can lend itself [Read More...]