Today we answer an anonymous question from Tumblr about having to listen to their therapist go on about how being bi is wrong. The therapist is a Christian, but her opinion left our listener feeling depressed and scared about being outed by the therapist. “How can I escape this without outing myself or giving the therapist a chance to out me?”
We also queered the text from Mark 1:14-20 where it revealed to us the possible reason for Jesus’ path into public ministry. This reason illuminates how our movements today are sometimes moved into action. It also showed us what a true follower is and what it entails to truly believe in Jesus. It’s not simply saying a prayer, but to go out into the world and do the work.
- Fr. Shay’s winter and congregation update [0:52]
- Brian’s sexual resolution update [3:43]
- Listener/reader question from Tumblr about working with a non-affirmative therapist [9:53]
- The ethical responsibility of a licensed therapist [11:51]
- Confirm if the therapist is licensed and check for federal laws surrounding confidentiality [13:44]
- Tip on finding a Christian therapist [14:57]
- Queering the text: Mark 1:14-20 [16:26]
- The critique of progressive Christianity [17:22]
- What brings Jesus into public ministry? [20:18]
- Putting yourself in a path of conflict and arrest [23:36]
- We are called to make moral judgments [24:42]
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After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, saying, “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!” As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away, they left their nets and followed him. After going a little farther, he saw James and John, Zebedee’s sons, in their boat repairing the fishing nets. At that very moment, he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers.