The Story.

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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...]

Think Ahead

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The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University who will intern this summer with The Marin Foundation. He blogs at www.oddmanout.net. All of our interns raise funds to join us, so if you would be willing to help make it possible for Brent to join us again [Read More...]

Ten Seconds

The following post comes from the anonymous blogger behind The Registered Runaway, a gay man navigating his way through faith, sexuality and inner peace.   I should start at the beginning and stop short there. It’s important to look at those small squares throughout the tape of memory. Those short significant moments in their every [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon Feb 25

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering, we’re going to be tackling a big but important topic: how do we interpret the Bible. One of our interns, Michael Overman, and a couple staff members, Michael Kimpan and Jason Bilbrey, will be leading us in a discussion about the many factors that go into how [Read More...]

Hosting Chris Heuertz in Chicago

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We’re excited to be hosting Chris Heuertz in Chicago on February 18th at 7pm as a part of our Living in the Tension series. Chris will be sharing some thoughts with us connected to his new book, Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community. In Unexpected Gifts, Chris names the inevitable challenges that all friendships, [Read More...]

My 10 Top Tweets of 2012 (by RT)

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I was just reading some of my favorite blogs and came across a fun post by Tony Jones on his top tweets of 2012, determined by how many times said tweets were retweeted. That got me thinking, what were my most retweeted tweets of the past year? So thanks to Tony’s idea, here are my [Read More...]

Who was St. Nicholas in Real Life?

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Merry Christmas! If you have ever wondered who St. Nicholas actually was in real life, you have got to read this!!! The post was written by theologian Peter Enns, who happens to not only blog here at Patheos but is also a professor of the Old and New Testaments at my graduate school alma mater, Eastern [Read More...]

Here’s Hoping the Mayans are Right

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The Mayan Calendar says the world is going to end on Friday, December 21, 2012. That’s tomorrow. Humanity has had a good run, and thus, I’m holding an End of the World Party tonight. [Read more...]

8:56am on Dec 16th

So today is my birthday! The big 3-2. What a strange 32 years it’s been thus far. Today is going to be a great, and full day, celebrating with family at my Mom and Dad’s house in the suburbs. In that fullness, thanks for your offer, but really, I don’t need any presents. What, what [Read More...]

[Repost] May 31st The Marin Foundation is hosting a free Jennifer Knapp Concert!

We’re excited to be welcoming Jennifer Knapp for a stop on her Inside Out Faith tour at our next large group Living in the Tension community gathering at Roscoe’s in Chicago on 3356 N. Halsted Street. The event will be start at 7pm on Thursday, May 31st. The free event is being co-sponsored by the LGBT center in Chicago, Center on Halsted, [Read More...]

I Can’t Return Your Call Right Now

Hello… Just a quick note, my cell phone broke last week while I was speaking at Anderson University and I just got a new one yesterday. Because I made the switch in carriers so I could change my phone from a Blackberry to an iPhone, the “porting” takes up to 24 hours. So if you [Read More...]

Huge Opportunity to Learn on Saturday Dec 17th

Great friend and consultant for The Marin Foundation, Adam McLane, will be in Chicago on Saturday December 17th hosting two of his widely popular workshops on Growing Your Business (and non-proft, church and ministry) through Mail Chimp, Blogging, YouTube, Social Media, etc. Adam is a flat out expert. The Marin Foundation will be there in [Read More...]

Being Fully Present

The next post in this series on identity in relation to faith and sexuality is from Kevin Harris. Kevin is the Director of Community Relations and the Administrative Assistant at The Marin Foundation. What? Why do you identify as gay? Aren’t you a Christian? Bring up the topic of homosexuality and identity (or gender identity [Read More...]

A Second “Coming Out”

The next post in this series on identity is from John Smid. John is the Director of Grace Rivers Ministry in Germantown, TN. John is married to his wife of 22 years, Vileen, and the proud father of two children and four grandchildren. As a child there was little discussion about homosexuality. I recognized that [Read More...]


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