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We are a gay Christian Adventist couple who believe that there is enough room for all in the family of God, no matter what our differences may be. We share stories and voices you may not always hear within our churches. We pray this creates positive conversations of hope and we pray that you may find a place here to be known, to be loved and to be...

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Enough Room Dan and Jo

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

We are a gay Christian Adventist couple who believe that there is enough room for all in the family of God, no matter what our differences may be. We share stories and voices you may not always hear within our churches. We pray this creates positive conversations of hope and we pray that you may find a place here to be known, to be loved and to be...

Facebook - @enoughroompodcast
Instagram - @enough.room

    Living the Lifestyle

    Living the Lifestyle

    For a long time now conservative Christians have demonised and warned of the danger of the “gay lifestyle”. But what is this gay lifestyle that straight conservatives seem to know so much about? Does it even exist? And if there are issues with the lifestyle that some choose to lead, what pushed them into that lifestyle in the first place? Does the church have a role to play in all of this?
    Dan and Jo explore what this perceived gay lifestyle looks like before discussing how the church may actually influence people's lifestyle choices. Listen in on the conversation as they reflect on what the church community may have done to push people into a life they are so concerned with.
    You can connect with Dan and Jo through any of their social accounts below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enough.room/ (@enough.room)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enoughroompodcast (@Enoughroompodact)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/enoughroomhere (@EnoughRoomhere)
    or via their website: https://enoughroom.captivate.fm/ (enoughroom.captivate.fm)
    or email: enough.room@4hg.com.au

    • 22 min
    Story Time

    Story Time

    Stories can move people - move people to tears, bring them joy or remind them of another time. Story is such a powerful medium to share with people and one that seems to be a universal language.
    Dan and Jo discuss the importance of story in educating and bringing the divide that can be found in many churches.
    You can connect with Dan and Jo through any of their social accounts below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enough.room/ (@enough.room)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enoughroompodcast (@Enoughroompodact)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/enoughroomhere (@EnoughRoomhere)
    or via their website: https://enoughroom.captivate.fm/ (enoughroom.captivate.fm)
    or email: enough.room@4hg.com.au

    • 22 min
    The P word

    The P word

    What is it about pride that seems to get Christians worked up? Is pride such a bad thing? Is there a form of pride that is good, and healthy?
    Join Dan and Jo as they explore the idea of pride and what it means to them.
    You can connect with Dan and Jo through any of their social accounts below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enough.room/ (@enough.room)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enoughroompodcast (@Enoughroompodact)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/enoughroomhere (@EnoughRoomhere)
    or via their website: https://enoughroom.captivate.fm/ (enoughroom.captivate.fm)
    or email: enough.room@4hg.com.au

    • 21 min
    Letting Go

    Letting Go

    While Daniel and Jo have been quite public with their relationship, marriage and faith, this hasn't always been the case.
    Like most LGBTQI+ people, their journey to where they are today has been marked by an ongoing battle against shame. Not because they believe they are wrong to love someone of the same sex, but rather because this is the scar that they carry because of the experience of growing up gay in a straight world.
    Join Daniel and Jo as they reflect on their journey with shame and how even today they continue to battle to ensure that it does not win.
    You can connect with Dan and Jo through any of their social accounts below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enough.room/ (@enough.room)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enoughroompodcast (@Enoughroompodact)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/enoughroomhere (@EnoughRoomhere)
    or via their website: https://enoughroom.captivate.fm/ (enoughroom.captivate.fm)
    or email: enough.room@4hg.com.au

    • 24 min
    Andre Afamasaga: Unashamed

    Andre Afamasaga: Unashamed

    In their final episode with guest Andre Afamasaga, Daniel and Jo discuss the power that comes with being unashamedly authentic.
    Recorded in the latter part of 2020, Andre reflects on the first time he introduced himself as a gay christian Samoan man and the power that those words gave him.
    Being gay and christian has opened a whole new world however being a minority within a minority group has also come with its set of unique challenges. How does one own their truth in the spaces that they occupy?
    Andre, Dan and Jo also reflect on how visible the LGBTQI+ community has become and particularly in the Christian and Seventh Day Adventist communities. In the midst of these conservative spaces, LGBTQI+ christians are making inroads and are being visibly and authentically, Unashamed.
    The views expressed in this episode are those of the individuals and do not represent the views of their employers or associated parties.
    You can connect with Dan and Jo through any of their social accounts below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enough.room/ (@enough.room)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enoughroompodcast (@Enoughroompodact)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/enoughroomhere (@EnoughRoomhere)
    or via their website: https://enoughroom.captivate.fm/ (enoughroom.captivate.fm)
    or email: enough.room@4hg.com.au

    • 24 min
    Andre Afamasaga: My Jesus

    Andre Afamasaga: My Jesus

    In this episode we join Dan and Jo as they continue their conversation with Andre Afamasaga.
    There is something about Jesus that makes Him so attractive to people like Dan, Jo and Andre. There's something about the story of an outcast from Nazareth that speaks to their own stories and experiences as Gay Adventist Christians.
    Yet the Jesus we see in the bible is not always who is always portrayed by people who claim to be christians. Culture and politics have over time changed what it means to be a Jesus follower. From a God who includes the outcasts, He is now often portrayed as a God who is obsessed with what people wear or who they love for example.
    Join us as we peel back the veil of culture, time, and tradition to look boldly at the one who loved us first. Join us as we look at the Jesus that so many LGBTQI+ christians relate to and call their personal friend.
    This is my Jesus.
    The views expressed in this episode are those of the individuals and do not represent the views of their employers or associated parties.
    You can connect with Dan and Jo through any of their social accounts below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enough.room/ (@enough.room)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enoughroompodcast (@Enoughroompodact)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/enoughroomhere (@EnoughRoomhere)
    or via their website: https://enoughroom.captivate.fm/ (enoughroom.captivate.fm)
    or email: enough.room@4hg.com.au

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Levi the spunk ,

Ernest

Dan and Jo exercise a yoda-like patience dissecting a message filled with dissent, misconceptions and frankly, hate.

I admire their resilience for not stooping as low as the letter, instead seeing it as an opportunity to inform and calmly give a voice to the LGBT perspective.

I am agnostic myself but went to Seventh Day Adventist High School.
I am gay but was not brave enough to come out at school.

I can only imagine how hard it must be, to be born and raised in the SDA community and be surrounded with the negative rhetoric.
I witnessed first hand gay students virtually disowned by their families and excommunicated from their church community for living their truth.

Dan and Jo also wrestle with the difficult parts of scripture and I hope it gives people of faith hope that they are not broken, you are beautiful and whole and the way God intended you to be!

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