Unpacking Pride & Shame
In this issue–as in our daily lives–we wrestle with the reality of being queer in a world that is still in many ways hostil to queer and transgender people.
We seek to be proud in our identies while unpacking the reality that Christianity–and the wider culture–has in many ways heaped shame upon us simply for existing.
And, as always, we celebrate the gift that queerness can offer Christianity–and that a queered Christianity can offer to the world.
Issue 10 of Spit & Spirit: PRIDE (SHAME)
This issue is 41 pages long and features thoughtful articles, prayers, and reflective pieces, all in an elegantly designed PDF.
Table of Contents
Carrying The Shame // 5
Defying Impossible // 8
Looking for Myself at Pride // 15
Write It All Down // 18
Dive Deeper Into Faith // 24
Pride Can Be Positive // 25
a prayer // 29
Shame On Us // 31
a new prayer // 34
What are people saying about SPIT & SPIRIT?
The writing in Spit and Spirit has a powerful prophetic voice and a compassionate pastoral presence. I read as an ally to learn from and support my queer friends, a pastor who wants to minister better to all people, and as a fellow human being wrestling through life and faith.
When I read Spit and Spirit I am moved, challenged, and encouraged. I find fellow travelers on the journey. I see my own experience through a transformative lens. The redemptive power, love, and justice of God is so clear in this ministry. God’s work is being done here, folks! It’s very exciting to see.
Rev. Kristen “Jo” Nivling
Spit and Spirit is like a warm blanket, a kiss from a lover, a hug from a friend, and a shove off the plank into a sea of gratitude. It broadens the definitions and labels we place on ourselves in the queer community and I am so glad it exists.
I’d just like to say that I absolutely love this first magazine. I love that it makes being queer central and tells stories of people who wouldn’t change that part of themselves. I love that it includes an atheist. I love that it doesn’t just say “I went through the shadow of doubt, but now I love Jesus more” but instead tells the story of people who went in other ways. These different stories struck me as honest without trying to manipulate. And they spoke truth to my experience.
So thank you. I look forward to what comes next.