We are back from the Summer Series and we hope you enjoyed the throwback of some of our (and our listeners’) favorites. If you haven’t listened to any of our Summer Series episodes, feel free to go back and give them a listen!
In today’s episode, we answer a listener question asking for any reference about the LGBTQ community or maybe about loving someone of the same gender in the Bible. Here’s why the listener asked: “My friend is having a debate with another person about it and my friend is trying to showcase the LGBTQ community in a positive light.” We actually have a short answer to wrap this question up, so make sure you tune in.
As usual, we took a queer look at the text from Proverbs 22, which basically talks about the importance of being good. Simply being good and not harvesting evil. Additionally, Fr. Shay and Brian explain what having a good reputation really is and not the ones we grew up on when we were younger.
- Update on Fr. Shay and Brian’s lives since their last regular episode [1:00]
- Listener question: reference from the Bible that says anything negative and positive about the LGBTQ community? [6:27]
- Brian’s quick answer [6:56]
- What do we do with clobber passages? [8:40]
- Queering the Bible: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 [11:00]
- Why Brian appreciates this text [11:58]
- What jumps out for Fr. Shay [14:32]
- A progressive follower is harder [16:30]
- Diving deeper into “good reputation” [17:49]
Link mentioned in this episode:
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Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
A good reputation is better than much wealth;
high esteem is better than silver and gold.
The rich and the poor have this in common:
the Lord made them both.
Those who sow injustice will harvest evil;
the rod of their fury will come to an end.
Happy are generous people,
because they give some of their food to the poor.
Don’t steal from the poor, because they are poor.
Don’t oppress the needy in the gate.
The Lord will take up their case
and press the life out of those who oppress them.