A People’s Theology
Jes Kast: Should Queer Christians Stay In Unaffirming Churches?

Jes Kast: Should Queer Christians Stay In Unaffirming Churches?

November 24, 2021

In this episode Mason chats with Jes Kast (and the occasional appearance of her puppy) about whether queer Christians should stay in conservative churches or not. We also talk about why I should become a Calvinist and much more.

Guest Bio/Info:

Jes Kast is a queer progressive minister and constructive theologian.

Find Jes here:

revjeskast.com

Twitter: @revjeskast

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Dante Stewart: Why Jesus Is Black

Dante Stewart: Why Jesus Is Black

November 10, 2021

Mason chats with Dante Stewart about his new book, Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle. We chat about how infectious white supremacy is and why Jesus is Black, and much more.

Guest Bio/Info:

Dante Stewart is a writer and speaker and recent author of Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle.

Find Dante here: 

dantecstewart.com

Twitter: @stewartdantec

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Facebook: facebook.com/dstewart37

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Hillary McBride: How To Be More Embodied

Hillary McBride: How To Be More Embodied

October 27, 2021

Mason chat with Hillary McBride about her new book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied LivingThey chat about what science is learning about the body, why embodiment is important to justice, and how you can be more embodied.

Guest Bio/Info:

Hillary McBride is a therapist, researcher, podcaster, and author of the recent book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living.

Find Hillary here:

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Instagram: hillaryliannamcbride

Twitter: @hillarylmcbride

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Angela Parker: The Oppressive History of Biblical Inerrancy

Angela Parker: The Oppressive History of Biblical Inerrancy

October 13, 2021

Mason chats with Dr. Angela Parker about her new book, If God Still Breathes, Why Can't I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority. We chat about the oppressive history of biblical inerrancy, how the Bible ought to shape our faith, and much more.

Guest Bio/Info:

Dr. Angela Parker is assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at McAfee School of Theology. She is also the recent author of If God Still Breathes, Why Can't I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority.

Find Angela here:

Instagram: anp22fab

Twitter: @anp22fab

Facebook: facebook.com/angela.parker.731

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Elle Dowd: How To Go From Being a White Moderate to Abolitionist

Elle Dowd: How To Go From Being a White Moderate to Abolitionist

September 29, 2021

Mason chats with Elle Dowd about her new book, Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist. We chat about how you can go from being a white moderate to an abolitionist and why people of faith should be committed to fighting white supremacy.

Guest Bio/Info: 

Elle Dowd is a Lutheran minister and recent author of Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist.

Find Elle here:

elledowd.com

Facebook: facebook.com/ElleDowdMinistry

Twitter: @hownowbrowndowd

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Brenda Davies: How Sex Can Shape Your Theology

Brenda Davies: How Sex Can Shape Your Theology

September 15, 2021

Mason chats live at the 2021 Wild Goose Festival with Brenda Davies about her book, On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful JezebelWe chat about her journey through purity culture, how sex can shape our theology, and much more.

(Episode content warning: Throughout the episode Brenda shares vulnerably about being sexually assaulted. Also, towards the end of the episode she mentions that religious trauma syndrome is recognized by DSM-5. After recording we were corrected that it is not. However, religious trauma syndrome is recognized by many psychologists.)

Guest Bio/Info:

Brenda Marie Davies is a podcaster and YouTuber of the channel God is Grey, which has over 100,000 subscribers. She is also the author of the recent book, On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel.

 Find Brenda here:

godisgrey.com

Instagram: godisgrey

Twitter: @GodisGreyxo

YouTube: youtube.com/godisgrey

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Melissa Florer-Bixler: How to Have an Enemy

Melissa Florer-Bixler: How to Have an Enemy

September 1, 2021

Mason chats with Melissa Florer-Bixler about her new book How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace. We chat about who are enemies, how we are to love them, and much more.

Guest Bio/Info:

Melissa Florer-Bixler is a Mennonite pastor and writer.

Find Melissa here:

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Twitter: @MelissaFloBix

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Keegan Osinski: What The Church Can Learn from Queer People

Keegan Osinski: What The Church Can Learn from Queer People

August 18, 2021

Mason chats with his friend Keegan Osinski about her new book, Queering Wesley, Queering the Church. We chat about what the church can learn from queer people, circumcision, how process theology is super queer, and much more.

Guest Bio/Info:

Keegan is a librarian and author of the recent book Queering Wesley, Queering the Church.

Find Keegan here:

keeganosinski.com

Twitter: @keegzzz

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Jarel Robinson Brown: Why Black, Queer, Christian Lives Matter

Jarel Robinson Brown: Why Black, Queer, Christian Lives Matter

August 4, 2021

Mason chats with Jarel Robinson-Brown about his new book, Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer: The Church and the Famine of Grace. We chat about why Black, queer, Christian lives matter and Jarel even admits that he's a process theologian.

Guest Bio/Info:

Jarel Robinson-Brown is a liberation theologian and Anglican priest.

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Twitter: @frjarelrb

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Kat Armas: Abuelita Theology

Kat Armas: Abuelita Theology

July 21, 2021

Mason chats with Kat Armas about her new book, Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about. We chat about what she has learned theologically from the abuelitas in her life and much more.

Guest Bio/Info:

Kat Armas is a Cuban-American writer and speaker and podcast host of The Protagonistas. She is also the author of Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength

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Twitter: @kat_armas

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