Back to the (Queer Christian) Basics


In this episode…

  • this month at Queer Theology, we are going “back to the basics” of what it means to be Christian, what it means to be a queer person of faith, and what it means to queer theology
  • Fr. Shay’s difficulty in finding resources for LGBTQ Christians who left conservative/fundamentalist Christianity but wanted to stay faithful
  • Questions that we asked ourselves — and questions we continue to get asked — about the intersections of queerness, being a progressive person of faith, and Christianity
  • How Brian experienced Christianity before coming out
  • “The First Crack”
  • A Guide to Recovering from Fundamentalism
  • What changed that caused Brian’s faith to grow and flourish
  • Asking questions of progressive, queer Christianity about salvation, original sin, resurrection, etc.
  • If you have questions you’d like us to cover, email
  • If you want to go deeper, join us in Sanctuary Collective
  • Keep an eye out for Resurrecting Faith, a book about how to do the work of building a faith that is life-giving and holistic

Get the basics: Live

On Thursday, September 21, we’re hosting a free webinar to explore what it really means to be a Christian and how queerness comes into play. You’re invited: register here!

Read the transcript (PDF)


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This article was published by Brian Murphy