100 episodes

A conversation fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our hands dirty to achieve social liberation. We believe in the work of social healing and we believe that there needs to be a diversity of tactics to achieve social healing. We hope the Activist Theology Podcast will be one way that we can explore the work of liberation and healing justice.

Activist Theology Podcast Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza & Rev. Anna Golladay

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

A conversation fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our hands dirty to achieve social liberation. We believe in the work of social healing and we believe that there needs to be a diversity of tactics to achieve social healing. We hope the Activist Theology Podcast will be one way that we can explore the work of liberation and healing justice.

    Welcome to Season 3! Wait, What? Season 3??!!

    Welcome to Season 3! Wait, What? Season 3??!!

    Season three! It's hard to believe. Join Dr. Robyn and Rev, Anna as they check in after the holidays, share some funny stories about their gifts and evaluate the state of the world.
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    • 47 min
    What Does a Gimmick From the Pulpit Gain You?

    What Does a Gimmick From the Pulpit Gain You?

    When a pastor is caught spitting in his hand and then rubbing that spit on the face of a parishioner, all in the attempt to prove that faith trumps science, we are in serious trouble as a body. We've all seen gimmicks used from the pulpit – and some have stuck with us because they were memorable. The question is, does memorable equal impactful? How far are we willing to go to prove a point? And at what point is the message lost, simply because we won't stop being clever and start being real?
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    • 46 min
    Fortune - A Conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper

    Fortune - A Conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper

    Drawing on her lifelong journey to know her family’s history, leading Christian activist Lisa Sharon Harper recovers the beauty of her heritage, exposes the brokenness that race has wrought in America, and casts a vision for collective repair.
    Harper has spent three decades researching ten generations of her family history through DNA research, oral histories, interviews, and genealogy. Fortune, the name of Harper’s first non-indigenous ancestor born on American soil, bore the brunt of the nation’s first race, gender, and citizenship laws. As Harper traces her family’s story through succeeding generations, she shows how American ideas, customs, and laws robbed her ancestors—and the ancestors of so many others—of their humanity and flourishing.
    In this episode, Harper guides us through the ways America was built upon systems and structures in ways that blessed some and cursed others, allowing Americans of European descent to benefit from the colonization, genocide, enslavement, rape, and exploitation of people of color. As Harper lights a path through national and religious history, she clarifies exactly how and when the world broke and shows the way to redemption for us all.
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    • 44 min
    A Realization: Activist Theology Is Also For Us

    A Realization: Activist Theology Is Also For Us

    Some of you know about the mutual aid request that Dr. Robyn extended a few weeks ago to assist them in getting their mother out of a dangerous living situation. This past weekend, we traveled a long distance to pack up and move their mother to safety. Throughout the process, watching the help of relative strangers, experiencing solidarity in unexpected places, we recognized that the work of Activist Theology is also for us. We were liberated by it. Listen today to how the story unfolded.
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    • 43 min
    Overdose & Trauma

    Overdose & Trauma

    On a sunny, Saturday afternoon in one of the most walkable areas of Chattanooga, Anna finds herself in the middle of an unplanned crisis. A car careens through the city, immediately in front of her, barely missing humans crossing the road and totaling cars in its path. The driver has just OD'd on Fentanyl. The drug epidemic is getting progressively worse and we are watching the lives of human beings upended at every turn. How are we to be community in the midst of this pain?
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    To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic
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    • 47 min
    Book Banning Is Just the Beginning

    Book Banning Is Just the Beginning

    Across the country, we are watching legislatures, school boards, private and public school systems chase the archaic idea that some books are "allowed" to be read by children and some are not. Unsurprising to anyone, the books that are not being allowed are books that expose America's racist, homophobic, transphobic and Christian nationalist past. Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna share some stories from their home state and attempt to navigate the problematic resurgence of book banning.
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    To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Ohio Urban Rev. ,

Deep Dive But Accessible

I so appreciate the way Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna are able to explore such profound and important topics, but do it in such an accessible and conversational way. It really feels like you’ve been invited onto their porch for a beer and chat, and then someone brings up some current event or important topic… and we go there. You don’t have to listen to too many episodes before you understand how strong their friendship is and what great colleagues they are. I highly recommend this podcast!

WarriorSeester ,

Theology in action

I appreciate the ways Dr Robyn and Reverend Anna Golladay hold space for people’s complexities and invite us to show up as we are. Get our hands dirty. Do the work. All the things I felt were missing in Christian spaces.

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