Have you ever wondered how Queer Theology started? In today’s episode, we walk down memory lane as we answer a question from Brandon. We take you on a journey on how it all began, what was the main objective when we created Queer Theology.
We queer Psalm 23 which is a bonus text. It’s also very meaningful for us because this is the first text that we covered as the first episode of Queer Theology podcast. Moreover, this text is a listener’s request from Morgan, and also a lectionary text for the week.
Stay tuned and enjoy today’s podcast.
In this episode, we talk about:
- shout out to Amy who joined 2 months ago [5:10]
- a listener question from Brandon about how Fr. Shay and Brian started Queer Theology [5:35]
- how the name Queer Theology and its work started out [7:00]
- our goals and how they came to be [8:50]
- “Queer Theology is good news for straight cisgender folks as well.” [11:35]
- we queer a bonus text — a listener requested text [14:00]
- US feels like a dark valley [16:33]
- A caution against reading this text as “we’re saved, but screw everyone else” [18:40]
- food for thought: this passage is not for everyone all the time [20:00]
- grace and forgiveness [21:34]
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Link(s) mentioned in this episode:
Introducing Queer Theology’s Weekly Bible Podcast – Psalm 23
Queer the Bible Waitlist: queertheology.com/queerbible
Can Straight Peole Queer Theology?
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.
You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.
Photo by Michael Mouritz