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...]

[Updated] Trying to Fix “Share This” Plugin

Not that most of you care, but I thought I’d let you know that since June 12th there has been a problem with the “Share This” plugin on a number of blogs all over Patheos. So if you have shared a post from my blog, or a lot of others on Patheos, and you noticed [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)   It was the summer of 2000 when my three best friends came out to me in three consecutive months. Very quickly I [Read More...]

Transfigurations with Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano1

On Monday, July 1, The Marin Foundation will be hosting Peterson Toscano’s one-person play, Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible. The event will be taking place at 7pm in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St.). The night is free and open to the public. You can RSVP on the Facebook [Read More...]

Living in the Tension gathering – 6/17

For those that wish to join us at The Marin Foundation for the I’m Sorry Campaign at the Chicago Pride Parade on June 30 this year, we will be using our Living in the Tension gathering on June 17 to prep for our presence at the parade. We will be meeting at 7pm in Room 124 [Read More...]

Equality Means Equality

In other sad news, divorce continues to hurt children. Now, it’s not just “straight” divorce. Yesterday I read that Glee star Jane Lynch and her wife Lara Embry are filing for divorce; leaving two kids with only one parent. Again. Remember that argument, straight people ruined the sanctity of marriage with divorce before LGBTs ever [Read More...]

LGBT Documentaries

Before Stonewall

Is LGBT history something you would like to learn more about? Below are 10 notable documentaries about LGBT history that we will be viewing this summer with our interns for continuing education. If you’re interested in learning more yourself, a brief description has been listed next to a diverse handful of documentaries on LGBT history [Read More...]

April 30: My One Sentence Bible

  What is My One Sentence Bible? Jesus did not hide from living, speaking and working within the public discourse. Followers of his must have the courage to be as faithful and bold. [John 18:15-27] Cowards use any means available to them to wrongly accuse those bringing a new peaceful way to live. Others are [Read More...]

Stunted by Shame

Stunted by Shame

The following post is from Michael Overman. Michael is interning with us this year while working towards his Masters of Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. You can check out his blog at As I was growing up, one of the primary ways I was disciplined was through the mechanism of shame. When I would do something [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. 3/11

This past week, a document titled ‘Report on eliminating Gender Stereotypes in the EU (European Union)’ was introduced on International Women’s Day. The report was put together with the intention of advocating for effective sanctions on the companies and individuals promoting the sexualization of girls. The report caused an uproar across the blogosphere as some believe [Read More...]

The Story.


This post is written by Michael Kimpan, The Marin Foundation’s new Associate Director. Read his thought provoking blog, hit him up on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. – There’s this story in the Gospels that tells of a man who came to Jesus and asked, ‘What must I do to inherit eternal life? ‘ That should capture [Read More...]