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Matthew Vines on the State of the Movement - E61

10/2/2018
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Matthew Vines is the author of God and the Gay Christian and founder of The Reformation Project, an organization seeking to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. In this episode, he talks about the state of the queer faith movement in today's political atmosphere. Matthew's work is responsible for bringing the national conversation around queer Christianity to a fever pitch with the publication of his book causing countless faith leaders and denominations to...

Duration:00:45:13

Mihee Kim-Kort Embraced Her Queerness - Episode 60

9/25/2018
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Mihee Kim-Kort is the author of Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith. She recently came out within a straight-passing relationship and in this episode talks about the process of embracing her identity while in a happy marriage. Mihee's other writing and commentary can be found at TIME, BBC World Service, USA Today, Huffington Post, Christian Century, On Being, Sojourners, and Faith and Leadership. She is a Presbyterian minister and a PhD student in...

Duration:00:42:27

Alex G Isn't Invisible (Encore)

9/18/2018
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(This is an encore of Episode 23 with Alex G) YouTube superstar, Alex G talks about coming out, bi-invisibility, and Jr. High celebrity crushes.

Duration:00:44:04

Bailey Brawner on Asexuality - Episode 59

9/11/2018
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Bailey Brawner is the pastor of two United Methodist Churches in Alaska. She's a graduate of Boston University School of Theology and much of her work focuses on creating spiritual spaces for people who have experienced religious trauma. In this episode, she talks about being asexual and the unique position that places her in to navigate conversations around faith and sexuality. Follow Bailey on Twitter, @baileynbrawner Queerology is on Twitter and Instagram, @queerologypod

Duration:00:38:25

Jen Hatmaker Went to Pride - Episode 58

8/28/2018
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New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker talks about going to her first ever pride parade (!), giving mom hugs, parenting, and faith shifts. Jen is a sought-after speaker, a popular blogger, and beloved author of eleven Bible studies and books, including NYTimes Bestseller "For the Love" and her newest book "Of Mess and Moxie." She is the happy hostess of a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week in addition to speaking at retreats, conferences,...

Duration:00:40:53

Rika Lively is on a Gender Journey - E57

8/21/2018
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Join Matthias and Rika Lively as they discuss gender and its intersections with respectability politics. Rika just finished her first year of seminary and is interested in queer studies as well as studying spiritual trauma. She has worked in the local church over the past seven years in various ministries including communications, missions, and student ministry. Rika currently works in Communications and is interested in nonprofit work that focuses on empowering the LGBTQ community. In her...

Duration:00:42:25

Trey Pearson on Grief and Coming Out - Encore Episode

8/14/2018
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(This is an encore of Episode 26) Recording artist Trey Pearson made headlines when he came out. In this episode, Matthias and Trey discuss Trey's new album and the part of coming out nobody talks about: grief.

Duration:00:44:06

Live from SpiritPride Vancouver - Episode 56

8/7/2018
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Join Jennifer Knapp, Beth Carlson-Malena, Tyler Alan Jacobs, and Michelle Douglas as they discuss the gifts of the LGBTQ2 community on a panel moderated by Matthias. This long-form episode was recorded live from SpiritPride Vancouver in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada on July 28, 2018. Tyler Alan Jacobs is a First Nations two spirit activist and Salish warrior representing the ways of the LGBTQ2+ and Squamish Nation. Born and raised Coast Salish, he is also a designer making traditional...

Duration:01:30:30

BONUS - Matthias' Keynote from SpiritPride Vancouver 2018

8/7/2018
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This is a raw, unedited recording of Matthias' keynote recorded live from SpiritPride Vancouver 2018 in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. In this keynote, Matthias talks about spiritual gifts, the gift of being queer, and the inherent queerness of the Christian faith.

Duration:01:00:05

Joel Hollier was an Australian Pastor

7/31/2018
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Joel Hollier is an Australian former pastor who prominently taught that celibacy was the only option for LGBTQ+ Christians. As a gay man himself, he became a prominent voice in Australia promoting this view. Through many years of prayerful discernment, revisiting the Bible and discovering new ways of thinking, Joel’s mind on this topic was slowly changed and he lost everything. Today, he is passionate about helping people see that their identity is most beautifully captured when we see...

Duration:00:45:14

Erin Green is Changing Christian Universities - Episode 54

7/24/2018
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Erin Green is one of three Co-Executive Directors for Brave Commons, a movement supporting intersectional queer justice on Christian university campuses. She holds a BA from Azusa Pacific University in Biblical Studies and is currently in grad school at San Francisco Theological Seminary working on her MDiv degree. In this episode, we talk about the unique struggle that queer students face at Christian colleges and the work Brave Commons is doing to support them. Erin is a LGBTQ+ faith...

Duration:00:42:50

Laura Beth Taylor is Living Authentically

7/17/2018
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(This is an encore of Episode 28 with Laura Beth Taylor.) Author and blogger Laura Beth Taylor shares her story as a transwoman of faith and chats about how living authentically doesn't necessarily mean living without a filter. Check out Laura Beth's blog: www.laurabethtaylor.com Grab a copy of her book, Shattering Masks: http://a.co/gSkTnuZ

Duration:00:45:43

Daneen Akers is Writing a Children's Book - Episode 53

7/10/2018
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Daneen Akers is a documentary filmmaker, writer, “cautiously Christian” seeker, and mother who believes deeply in the power of stories. Her film projects explore faith, identity, and belonging and include the feature documentary, Seventh-Gay Adventists, which screened at numerous film festivals around the world and Outspoken, a series of seven short documentary films about LGBTQ Adventists who are living out their faith and who they are in unique and compelling ways. Her new project is...

Duration:00:40:37

Rosemary Jones is in a Straight Passing Relationship (Encore)

6/26/2018
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(This is an encore of Episode 8 with Rosemary Jones -- Matthias is graduating this week from grad school and knee-deep in final assignments. Queerology will be back next week with a new episode!) As a bisexual woman who loves Jesus, Rosemary Jones believes the process of embracing all of who we are is what will bring about beauty that can change the world. In this episode she talks about the complexity of being bisexual while in a straight passing marriage. Rosemary can be found at...

Duration:00:36:37

Jeremiah Stanley Was A Navigator - Episode 52

6/19/2018
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Jeremiah Stanley is a creative director, social media lurker, and is running away from his childhood calling by refusing to go to seminary. He's also Matthias's best friend. In this episode they sit down to talk about his experience working for The Navigators - a Christian campus ministry - going through reparative therapy, and what happened when he started to come out. Jeremiah can be found on Twitter and Instagram, @miahstanley. Queerology is on Twitter and Instagram, @queerologypod

Duration:00:53:03

Vicky Beeching is Undivided - Episode 51

6/12/2018
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Vicky Beeching is a writer, speaker and equality campaigner named by The Guardian as "arguably the most influential Christian of her generation." Previously, she worked as a songwriter and worship leader throughout her twenties and half of her thirties and her songs are some of the most-sung in churches around the globe. When she came out as gay, all of that changed. On today's episode, Vicky talks about coming out, living with chronic illness, and the importance of Pride. Vicky has degrees...

Duration:00:45:13

(Encore) Justin Lee on Nuance and Listening

6/5/2018
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Queerology is on break and will return next week with Vicky Beeching! (Encore release of Episode 14) For the last two decades, Justin Lee has been an influential Christian advocate for LGBT affirmation, best known for working across areas of theological disagreement to promote grace and mutual understanding. His book Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate has been widely cited for its role in changing conservative Christians’ attitudes and helping Christian parents...

Duration:00:47:22

Queerology is ONE! - Episode 50

5/29/2018
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Queerology is one year old! Listen in on the first ever listener created episode made from stories submitted from all over the world. A big thank you to everyone who submitted stories and here's to another year of Queerology! Queerology is made possible by supporters on Patreon. To help support Queerology head over to patreon.com/matthiasroberts Queerology is on Twitter and Instagram, @queerologypod.

Duration:00:31:07

A Big Experiment

5/22/2018
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This week, instead of listening to Queerology, help create it. Next Tuesday, Queerology is turning ONE! To celebrate, we're creating the first-ever listener made episode! For all the details, listen in here, and then head over to matthiasroberts.com/oneyear

Duration:00:04:09

Suzanne Stabile on the Enneagram - Episode 49

5/15/2018
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Enneagram Master, Suzanne Stabile joins Matthias to talk about the ways the Enneagram intersects with queerness. Suzanne is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her creative approach to Enneagram instruction. She has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. Suzanne is the author of the newly released book The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships and the co-author of the book The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to...

Duration:00:52:16