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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...

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

Broderick Greer Wants Transformation - Episode 48

5/8/2018
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Rev. Broderick Greer is a priest on staff at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver where he directs liturgy and oversees ministry with people in their 20s and 30s. In this episode he talks about theology as a tool for liberation. Broderick occasionally offers lectures and facilitates conversations related to the interplay of culture, theology, and justice. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, The Washington Post, and OnBeing. Follow him on Twitter, @broderickgreer. Check out his...

Duration:00:49:00

Julien Baker is Uncertain - Episode 47

5/1/2018
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Julien Baker is a Tennessee based singer/songwriter with a knack for finding the shaky ground between heart-wrenching and cathartic. Her solo debut album, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. In this episode she talks about uncertainty, church hopping, anxiety, and identity. Julien has performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was one of Out magazine’s Out100 in 2017, and has been featured by The New York Times, Paste, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine,...

Duration:00:56:47

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