Today, we talk about a question from a listener who wished to remain anonymous. We answer the question about being a closeted person while being part of a conservative denomination, and wanting to speak the truth without endangering himself, and without accidentally outing himself.
We also take a look at Matthew 17:1-9 which we’ve already covered some years ago. Our stand about this passage is still the same: we still believe that this was Jesus’ coming out. In this text, Jesus has shown us his human side which is very relatable especially for queer folks. So take a listen and see how we queered this text!
In this episode, we talk about:
- Fr. Shay’s fire experience and survivor’s guilt [0:40]
- Brian’s support for Peter who is running the LA marathon [1:40]
- a shout out to Akeem J. Brown who is relatively a new member of Queer Theology [4:42]
- a listener question about speaking to a conservative denomination without outing himself (closeted member) [5:12]
- prioritize your safety — especially if you are a minor or a kid [6:33]
- the downfall of being in a conservative community [7:53]
- “What is keeping me in this community?” [9:25]
- we queered this text from Matthew 17:1-9 [12:46]
- a queer lens can help us see a text in a new light [14:47]
- how this text is Jesus’ coming out [16:01]
- Jesus’ human moment [17:25]
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Queer Theology Podcast #317 – https://www.queertheology.com/317
Queer Theology Podcast #311 – https://www.queertheology.com/311
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Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain. He was transformed in front of them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.
Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Lord, it’s good that we’re here. If you want, I’ll make three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, look, a bright cloud overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” Hearing this, the disciples fell on their faces, filled with awe.
But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Don’t tell anybody about the vision until the Human One is raised from the dead.”
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