At QueerTheology.com we believe that queer people have more to offer the world than what we are not. We believe that queer and trans* people have voices that matter; we have insights into theology and faith that deepen the conversation not just for other queer people but for non-queer people as well.
We believe that queer theology is about so much more than the clobber passages; about convincing people that we are worthy of love and of a place in religious community. We believe that the conversation around queer and trans* experience needs to be led by queer and trans* people.
Our theme this year is “Coming/Going”
Here are the entries in this year’s synchroblog!
just a note that the ideas and opinions expressed in these posts belong to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or the work of the founders of Queer Theology.
* Fr. Shay Kearns Coming Into My Own
* Schrodinger’s Triceratops Coming/Going
* Mackenzian Coming Back To Prayer
* Wally Coming Out
* Andrew/Amanda A Journey of Coming and Going
* Rev. Liz Edman Coming and Going in the Wilderness
* The Fugitive Minister You’re Right
* A Queer Calling In Which We Decide To Go To Church
* Wall Of Illusion Coming, Going, Staying
* Holy Ghost Heretic Coming/Going
* Jonas Weaver Listening to the Old Bray of My Heart
* Mark Dixon Welcome Home
* Peterson Toscano Coming Out for Climate in Weird Religious Ways
* Jamie S Hill Dancing With My Shadow
* Seamus D Coming and Going
* Maggie Starr Synchroblog Entry
* Crumbs at the Feast Good To Come, Better to Go
* Sarah Moon And Though I Find Here No Permanent Dwelling…
* Delfin Bautista The Struggle of Rebirth: A Catholic Coming Out
* Mike Shipley Synchrocast (Audio Post)
* Kate Rowley Coming As We Are
* Billy Flood Coming Home
* Brian Gerald Murphy Be Gentle
Still want to participate?
You can interpret the theme in a variety of ways: Coming out stories, coming home to yourself, coming to an understanding of your gender, etc. Or maybe you want to write about leaving families or churches or bad theology. Whatever resonates with you.
We want as many people to participate as possible, so please spread this call far and wide. You can post this graphic on your FB page, share it on twitter, use in on your blog, or send it to a friend via email.
Just a reminder: This is really about highlighting the gift of queer theology to the church and the world. This is not about apologetics, not about convincing other people that we are worthy, or that we should be given rights. All of those things have their place, but this is about something different. This is a time to focus on the positive contributions. The synchroblog is open to people of all faith traditions.
As a special bonus and thank you, everyone who participates (and is willing to provide an email address) gets a free copy of the final issue of season one of Spit & Spirit which is on the theme of coming/going.
Got questions? We’ve got answers:
Okay, now on to the nitty gritty of how it works and some frequently asked questions:
What is a “Synchroblog”?
A synchroblog is when a group of people all write about the same topic on the same day and post it to their personal blogs.
How do I participate?
When you’ve written your post, make sure to include a link to this post in yours and post a comment including a link on this post. On Wednesday, October 22 we will compile all the links and and we’ll get it rolling! On the 22nd, once our post with the links of all participating goes up it would be great if you would edit your post to include the links to all of the others participating (as that’s what makes a synchroblog really work)!
Can I make a video instead of writing a post?
Yes! Absolutely. Either embed the video into a blog post and send us that link, or send us the link to the video.
Do I have to be a theologian/academic/Christian?
No, no, and no! While QueerTheology.com focuses on Christian theology, this synchroblog is open to anyone who wants to write on the topic! Offer a personal reflection, a poem, or a video. Write about this from a Jewish perspective, from a Muslim perspective, from a Pagan perspective. If the topic of “Coming/Going” doesn’t resonate with you, or if you feel that queer theology isn’t important than maybe this synchroblog isn’t for you, but that’s totally your call.
I’m not queer or trans*, can I write a post?
We would really love for folks who want to be in solidarity with the queer and trans* community to use this opportunity to signal boost the voices of queer and trans* people. We would love for you to have a queer or trans* friend write a guest post for your blog, interview a queer or trans* friend about how their faith has been deepened by being queer, etc. And of course, we want you to read along and be inspired by the participants.
I don’t have a blog, can I still participate?
If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, please send us an email and we’ll work something out!
I’m still confused: What do I do (or my question wasn’t answered here)?
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to walk you through it.
This article was published by Fr. Shannon Kearns
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