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Kenji Kuramitsu Writes Prayers (Encore Episode) - Episode 46

4/24/2018
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This is an encore of Episode 18 with Kenji Kuramitsu. Kenji is a writer and Master of Divinity student living in Chicago, IL. He is a queer fifth-generation Japanese American, and serves on the board of the Reformation Project and the Japanese American Citizens League. Kenji believes that our worship and our prayers and our way of living are all intimately intertwined: what we do in our prayer affects our beliefs, which in turn affects our very way of being in the world. Praying shapes...

Duration:00:50:30

Jarell Wilson is a Methodist - Episode 45

4/17/2018
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Jarell Wilson is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a Social Media addict, and a blogger. In this episode he shares some of his story and his process of going into ministry. Jarell attended Baylor University and graduated from the University of North Texas. He’s a proud Austinite; a Reconciling Ministries Board Member and a scented candle aficionado. Besides meeting Beyoncé, his life goal is to get the Queen of the U.K. to use “y’all” in a sentence. Jarell's blog can...

Duration:00:52:35

Rachel Held Evans is Hopelessly Straight - Episode 44

4/10/2018
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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans joins Matthias to talk about her process of becoming affirming, what she's learned about being an ally, and her new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. Rachel has been featured in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, the CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, BBC, Today,and The View. She served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and...

Duration:00:44:32

Austen Hartke Loves His Body - Episode 43

4/3/2018
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Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, and the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian. Today, he sits down with Matthias to talk about his new book, bodies, yoga, and spiritual practices that help us get into our bodies. Austen is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same...

Duration:00:45:05

SueAnn Shiah (Encore Episode) - Episode 42

3/27/2018
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This is an encore episode of Episode 24 - SueAnn Shiah's "Why Isn't Your Identity in Christ?" SueAnn answers that pesky question with philosophical insight. Queerology will be back next week. Until then, check out Matthias' recent interview on the podcast Conscious Construction: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conscious-construction/id1352086724?mt=2&i=1000407130427 SueAnn Shiah (@sueannshiah) is a Taiwanese American musician and filmmaker and emerging Reformed theologian specializing in...

Duration:00:58:53

Kevin Garcia Served Communion | Episode 41

3/20/2018
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Kevin and Matthias sit down for Queerology's first ever live recording. Find out what happened when Nadia Bolz-Weber pulled Kevin aside and asked "will you serve communion with me?" Kevin Garcia is a speaker, creative, musician, content creator, and worship artist based in Atlanta. After coming out in 2015, Kevin has reached thousands through his blog (thekevingarcia.com), his podcast (A Tiny Revolution), and his YouTube channel where he unpacks theology and addresses life as a queer...

Duration:00:46:06

Jonah Venegas Dyed His Hair - Episode 40

3/13/2018
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Jonah Venegas is a queer Asian Christian, poet, and blogger currently working on an M.A. to be a mental health therapist. In this episode he talks about dying his hair, how that invited him into his queerness, and the grief that comes with stepping into new spaces. Jonah likes to talk and write about the intersections of faith, sexuality, mental health, how to change the world, and whatever anime might currently be occupying his headspace. Jonah's work can be found at www.jonah-ven.com....

Duration:00:45:42

Rev. Emmy Kegler | Not Until You Bless Me - Episode 39

3/6/2018
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Emmy R. Kegler is the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis (gracenempls.org) and the founder and editor of Queer Grace, an encyclopedia of online resources around LGBTQ life and faith (www.queergrace.com). In this episode she sits down with Matthias to talk about her complicated relationship with scripture and fighting for blessing. Emmy's work can be found at www.emmykegler.com. She's on Twitter: @emmykegler and Facebook: facebook.com/emmykegler. To find out more...

Duration:00:48:43

Candice Czubernat | Queer Mental Health - Episode 38

2/27/2018
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Therapist and founder of The Christian Closet, Candice Czubernat discusses the complexities of mental health while living as a queer people of faith. Candice was named one of the "10 Pro-LGBT Religious Women You Should Know" by The Advocate and is an active blogger and speaker around issues of LGBTQ Christianity and mental health. Her practice can be found at thechristiancloset.com, she blogs at candiceczubernat.com. She's on Twitter: @TheChristianCL and Facebook:...

Duration:00:41:14

Tina Alexis Allen | Hiding Out - Episode 37

2/20/2018
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GLAAD nominated actress, author, and playwright Tina Alexis Allen joins Matthias to talk about her new book Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives. Growing up as the youngest of 13 in a conservative Catholic family with an authoritarian father, Tina held a secret: she liked girls. When Tina was 18, her father accidentally discovered the truth about her sexuality. Instead of dragging her to confession and berating her with sermons about sin and damnation, her father...

Duration:00:47:19

Dr. Robyn | The Tyranny of the Now - Episode 36

2/13/2018
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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is back! Today, they sit down with Matthias to talk about their new work about fear, anxiety, and the tyranny of the now. How do we live well in our current political climate? How do we work with our fear and our anxiety? And what does philosophical theology have to do with any of it? Dr. Robyn was just named one of the "10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018" by the Center for American Progress. They are a nonbinary, transgender Latinx theologian with a PhD in...

Duration:00:43:24

Dr. R. Marie Griffith | Sex, Gender, and Politics - Episode 35

2/6/2018
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Dr. R. Marie Griffith is one of the leading scholars on sex, gender, religion, and American politics. Her new book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics exposes and explores the intimate connection sex has had on politics. Today, she sits down with Matthias to walk back in history and answer the question "how did we get to where we are today in the fight for LGBTQ rights?" The two books Dr. Griffith mentions in the episode are: Reforming...

Duration:00:48:49

Robin DiAngelo | This Episode is for White People* - Episode 34

1/30/2018
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Critical race theorist and author, Dr. Robin DiAngelo sits down to talk with Matthias about holding both marginalized (queer, gender) and privileged (white) identities. She's the author of What Does It Mean To Be White? and the forthcoming White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism (Summer 2018). *This is a re-release of Episode 3 due to Matthias having laryngitis. This is a foundational episode to the mission of Queerology, if you haven't heard it. Listen. If...

Duration:00:53:55

Alicia Johnston | On Reconciliation - Episode 33

1/23/2018
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Alicia Johnston was a pastor in a Seventh-day Adventist Church until she announced via a viral video that she is fully inclusive and affirming of LGBT sexuality and gender, and that she is a bisexual Christian. Her story was covered by NBC, LGBT Nation, Auto Straddle, and Religion News. Today, she sits down with Matthias to talk about coming out as a pastor and the process of reconciliation she wen through. Alicia can be found on Twitter @aliciaannej and her blog is...

Duration:00:46:20

Rae Ingram | QueerVotion - Episode 32

1/16/2018
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Rae Ingram is creating a new kind of podcast for queer people of color and their allies. She is a poet, spoken word artist, writer, actress, student and a lover of Christ. Rae is currently enrolled at Chicago Theological Seminary, where she is pursuing her Masters in Divinity with a focus in Chaplaincy. QueerVotion can be found at www.queervotion.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @queervotion. It releases every Wednesday on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. For more information...

Duration:00:45:46

Alicia Crosby | Crafting Inclusion - Episode 31

1/9/2018
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Alicia Crosby is a lover, healer, cultivator of space, and chaser of all things beautiful, divine, and just. She's the co-founder of the Chicago based nonprofit Center for Inclusivity. In this episode, Alicia sits down with Matthias to talk about the very real work that goes into creating truly inclusive and "protected" space. You can follow Alicia's work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram - @aliciatcrosby. To find out more about Center for Inclusivity, go to...

Duration:00:54:35

Season in Review | Part 2 - Episode 30

12/19/2017
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Matthias sits down to review the second half of Season 1 including listener submitted favorite moments. Queerology returns for Season 2 on January 9!

Duration:00:40:05

Season in Review | Part 1 - Episode 29

12/12/2017
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Matthias sits down to review the first half of Season 1 including listener submitted favorite moments.

Duration:00:37:27

Laura Beth Taylor | Filters and Authenticity - Episode 28

12/5/2017
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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

Brit & Sami | YAY Packages! - Episode 27

11/28/2017
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Brit & Sami Barron believe that every coming out should be celebrated, so they started sending celebration packages to newly out people and YAY Packages were born. They live in California where Brit is a pastor and Sami is a creative director and together they work to celebrate love wherever they find it. In this episode we talk about navigating churches as a queer couple, Brit's Ted talk "What Beyonce Taught Me About Race", marriage, and of course, YAY packages. You can support Yay...

Duration:00:47:23

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