The Bible’s Answer to the Problem of Sexism (Part 2)

  The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation.  You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com or follow him on Twitter at @JasonBilbrey.  In my last post, I talked about sexism as the possession of women. It’s an attitude of gender relations that dates back [Read More…]

The Trevor Project @ Roscoe’s Tonight

For tonight’s Living in the Tension, we’ve brought The Trevor Project to Chicago for a special (and FREE) presentation on the role faith communities can play in saving lives. Join us at Roscoe’s (3356 N Halsted St, Chicago) at 7pm. For more information see our Facebook event page. [Read more…]

The Bible’s Answer to the Problem of Sexism (Part 1)

The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation.  You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com or follow him on Twitter at @JasonBilbrey.  I’m not very active on Twitter, but even I couldn’t remain ignorant of the hashtag #YesAllWomen that catalyzed national (and international) dialogue on [Read More…]

My Reluctant Journey Toward “Reverend”

The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation.  You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com or follow him on Twitter at @JasonBilbrey.  I’ve been called “reverend” more than a few times in the last few years. Doing pastoral care for The Marin Foundation, I’m engaged [Read More…]

Individuals Make for Horrible Icons

The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation.  You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com or follow him on Twitter at @JasonBilbrey.  Last Monday at our biweekly Living in the Tension gathering, one of my friends explained the experience of being a gay Christian like [Read More…]

The Culture War Curriculum

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…]

Proverbs 31 Man: What I Discovered by Switching Genders in the Bible

Do God’s instructions transcend the cultural contexts in which they were originally issued, or simply further illustrate the foreignness of those contexts from my own modern sensibilities?

The answer, of course, is yes. Yes to both. [Read more…]

Cutting Ties

The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation.  You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com “Discomfort over disengagement.” I penned those words last summer as I was developing the Culture War Curriculum for the Continuing Education Classes we offer here at The Marin Foundation. [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…]

An Area Evangelicals Might Learn From the LGBT Community

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…]

When My Wife Came Out

The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation.  You can read more from Jason at his blog, www.jasonbilbrey.com I was homeschooled all throughout high school. I had a job gathering shopping carts from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store parking lot at closing time. I’d get home close [Read More…]

Failure of the imagination

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…]