The question we received from Tumblr felt like it was created for Brian as he’s our resident expert on polyamory: “My partner and I are considering opening up our relationship due to differences in sex drive. I’m worried about the religious stuff surrounding that. Does the Bible say anything about polyamory?” Tune in to find out more about what the Bible says about polyamory.
We also queered the text from Genesis and we can see queerness all over it. From the fact that God allows changing of names such as that of Abraham and Sarah, to showcasing the greatness of our lineage. This text shows where all of us came from and there’s so much holiness in it that no one can deny.
- The feeling of “normalcy” for Brian [0:43]
- Fr. Shay and his time at his church is coming to an end real fast [5:50]
- Question from Tumblr [11:15]
- Polyamory, monogamy and the Bible [11:58]
- Looking at the Bible through a polyamory lens[14:22]
- Queering the text: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 [16:21]
- Transgender and this text [17:45]
- How the narrative form of the Bible affects how we understand the passages [20:33]
- Queers have always been here [23:33]
- Holiness is part of our lineage [25:10]
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Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am El Shaddai. Walk with me and be trustworthy. I will make a covenant between us and I will give you many, many descendants.” Abram fell on his face, and God said to him, “But me, my covenant is with you; you will be the ancestor of many nations. And because I have made you the ancestor of many nations, your name will no longer be Abram but Abraham. I will make you very fertile. I will produce nations from you, and kings will come from you. I will set up my covenant with you and your descendants after you in every generation as an enduring covenant. I will be your God and your descendants’ God after you.
God said to Abraham, “As for your wife Sarai, you will no longer call her Sarai. Her name will now be Sarah. I will bless her and even give you a son from her. I will bless her so that she will become nations, and kings of peoples will come from her.”