50 min

Episode 62 - The Gender & Ethnicity of God with Dr. Christena Cleveland Upside Down Podcast

    • Christianity

Dr. Christena Cleveland leads Kayla and Lindsy in a conversation exploring how cultural perceptions of race and gender impact the way we view God.
In this episode, we:
Learn how Christena's background influenced how she views ethnicity and feminityQuestion how Christians arrived at a male perception of GodUnpack what heals inside of us when we imagine God as MotherExplore the intersectionality of race and genderAddress the language of empire and the work to remove feminine language in scriptureDive into how we can celebrate a fuller advent seasonChristena Cleveland, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the recently-launched Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities. She's currently working on her third book which examines the relationship between race, gender, and cultural perceptions of the Divine.
Join us as we talk with Dr. Christena Cleveland about her work as a public theologian studying cultural perceptions of race, gender, and the Divine.
Recommended reading & resources:
Support Christena Cleveland on Patreon“When God Was a Woman" (Christena's book rec)“When God Was a Black Woman” (Christena's book rec)News, Notes, and Links:
Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show

Dr. Christena Cleveland leads Kayla and Lindsy in a conversation exploring how cultural perceptions of race and gender impact the way we view God.
In this episode, we:
Learn how Christena's background influenced how she views ethnicity and feminityQuestion how Christians arrived at a male perception of GodUnpack what heals inside of us when we imagine God as MotherExplore the intersectionality of race and genderAddress the language of empire and the work to remove feminine language in scriptureDive into how we can celebrate a fuller advent seasonChristena Cleveland, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the recently-launched Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities. She's currently working on her third book which examines the relationship between race, gender, and cultural perceptions of the Divine.
Join us as we talk with Dr. Christena Cleveland about her work as a public theologian studying cultural perceptions of race, gender, and the Divine.
Recommended reading & resources:
Support Christena Cleveland on Patreon“When God Was a Woman" (Christena's book rec)“When God Was a Black Woman” (Christena's book rec)News, Notes, and Links:
Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show

50 min