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Named one of the 12 Best LGBTQ Podcasts of 2020 by “O: The Oprah Magazine.” How might we live better as queer people of faith? Matthias Roberts brings together theologians, psychologists, poets, thinkers, and change makers for conversations around belief and being.

Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being Matthias Roberts

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 258 Ratings

Named one of the 12 Best LGBTQ Podcasts of 2020 by “O: The Oprah Magazine.” How might we live better as queer people of faith? Matthias Roberts brings together theologians, psychologists, poets, thinkers, and change makers for conversations around belief and being.

    Brenda Marie Davies: Live from Wild Goose Festival

    Brenda Marie Davies: Live from Wild Goose Festival

    Brenda Marie Davies is an author, podcaster and YouTuber. Her channel God Is Grey—a guide to becoming an inquisitive, fearless, SEX POSITIVE, free thinking Christian in the modern world —has over 135,000 subscribers.
    Her debut book, On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel, chronicles Brenda’s spiritual journey over the course of a decade in LA, through marriage, divorce, unlikely friendship, and sexual exploration. Told with raw honesty, sans obligatory shame, this is a story for anyone who wonders if it’s possible to love God without fearing sex, in all its shades of grey.
    Recorded live from the GooseCast podcast stage at Wild Goose Festival.
    This episode is brought to you by the 2022 Q Christian Fellowship Conference. Use code QUEEROLOGY to save 10% off your registration at qcfconf.org.
    Links and Resources:
    Q Christian Fellowship Conference
    Brenda Marie Davies
    God Is Grey on Youtube
    Brenda on Instagram
    On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel
    Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
    Queerology Podcast on Instagram
    Queerology Podcast on Twitter
    Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
    Matthias Roberts on Patreon

    • 43 min
    Intersectional Justice with Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder (Encore)

    Intersectional Justice with Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder (Encore)

    This episode first aired Sep 10, 2019. Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder (she, her), a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. This call to “blend proclamation, worship, service and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized in church and in society” led to the founding of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in 1991. In 2003, Rev. Dr. Flunder was consecrated Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 100 primarily African American Christian leaders and laity.
    Rev. Dr. Flunder is on the Board of Starr King School for the Ministry and DEMOS and has taught at many theological schools. She is a graduate of the Certificate of Ministry and Master of Arts programs at PSR, and received her Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is also an award-winning gospel music artist and author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic and Radical Inclusion.
    This episode is brought to you by the 2022 Q Christian Fellowship Conference. Use code QUEEROLOGY to save 10% off your registration at qcfconf.org.
    Links and Resources:
    2022 Q Christian Fellowship Conference
    Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic and Radical Inclusion
    City of Refuge United Church of Christ
    Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
    Queerology Podcast on Instagram
    Queerology Podcast on Twitter
    Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
    Matthias Roberts on Patreon

    • 43 min
    You're A Person! with Jamie Lee Finch

    You're A Person! with Jamie Lee Finch

    Jamie Lee Finch is a sexuality and embodiment coach, speaker, poet, and author of "You Are Your Own: A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity".
    She's coached over 400 people in the past 5 years and sees her role in her work as that of a conflict mediator between human beings and their bodies.
    She's just released her very first online course called "Your Body is a Person" that walks you through her entire methodology and practice of Personified Embodiment
    Links and Resources:
    Jamie Lee Finch Website
    Your Body is a Person Course
    Jamie's free 10-day Course
    You Are Your Own Book
    Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
    Queerology Podcast on Instagram
    Queerology Podcast on Twitter
    Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
    Matthias Roberts on Patreon

    • 1 hr
    Fighting for Wellbeing in Uganda with Samson Turinawe

    Fighting for Wellbeing in Uganda with Samson Turinawe

    Samson Turinawe is the Executive Director of Universal Love Alliance (ULA), a Ugandan humanitarian, educator and human rights defender. He believes that "every human being should be respected simply for being who they are, a part of Life's creation." Tolerance, inclusiveness, love, compassion, dialogue and reconciliation are all central themes in his work.
    Through his teaching and activism, Samson is working for a new generation -- one that is open-minded, open-hearted, diversity-embracing, and committed to serving all of humanity.
    Links and Resources:
    Universal Love Alliance
    Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
    Queerology Podcast on Instagram
    Queerology Podcast on Twitter
    Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
    Matthias Roberts on Patreon
     

    • 40 min
    Emily Regenstreif has Supportive Parents

    Emily Regenstreif has Supportive Parents

    Emily Regenstreif has supportive parents. The best thing that they could do and ever did was to listen and then wanting to learn and know more by asking questions.
    Emily grew up queer in Portland, Oregon, in a Jewish faith community. She had a lovely and lucky experience — very different from the traumatic backgrounds of others who grew up queer in faith communities. That’s not Emily’s story.
    Emily is a 31-year-old receptionist who spends most of her free time playing Dungeons and Dragons as well as writing her first novel, which she has been working on since she was 18 years old.
    Topics Discussed:
    Faith Forms Identity: Emily’s supportive journey with queerness being Jewish Jonas Brothers to Julia Stiles: Emily’s evolution of queerness started with a girl Coming out to friends, family, and faith community was easy for Emily Attraction vs. Asexuality: There’s far more to being a person than sex Exploration: Be comfortable with who and what you are to feel free, not shameful Religious Trauma: Luckily, Emily’s challenges weren’t related to queerness, faith Choosing My Religion: Converting to Judaism was Emily’s choice over church Proud Every Day: Emily never felt need to project or celebrate Pride Month Links and Resources:
    Emily Regenstreif on Twitter
    Queer Youth Faith (QYF) Day
    Queerology - QYF Day: Don’t Give Up Everything You Believe In and Everyone You Love (rerelease)
    Boy Erased
    Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
    Queerology Podcast on Instagram
    Queerology Podcast on Twitter
    Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
    Matthias Roberts on Patreon

    • 40 min
    Julie Rodgers Survived

    Julie Rodgers Survived

    Julie Rodgers is a writer, speaker, and leader in the movement working for full inclusion for LGBTQ people in Christian communities. She played a significant role in shutting down Exodus International, the largest conversion therapy organization in the world, and she was also the first openly gay person to be hired by an evangelical Christian college. She is featured in Pray Away (2020), a documentary about the movement to pray the gay away. Her writing has been featured in Sojourners, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time. She lives with her wife in Washington, DC.
    Her new book, Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story, is a memoir of her experience growing up evangelical, while knowing she was gay. It’s about love and losses, political and religious power-plays, and the cost to those who sought to stay in a faith community that wouldn’t accept them.
    For more queer reflections on faith, public life, and chosen family, join Julie’s substack, Reimagining Belonging.
    Topics Discussed: Faith & Identity: Lesbian, queer, Christian, cat mom with conflicting, complex faith Coming Out, Conversion, Coping: Julie didn’t want to change, but initially gave in Don’t be a part of something that makes you hate and harm yourself or others Who to trust? Choose to question or follow religious leaders or your own truth Breaking Point: Reality behind closed doors vs. belief that things are changing Pray the Gay Away: Story that is still present reality in today’s world Reasons for Disconnect: Lack of nuance and understanding in liberal spaces Save Yourself, Not Everyone: Don’t stay rooted in trauma; live and thrive Links and Resources: Julie Rodgers
    Outlove
    Pray Away
    Reimagining Belonging
    The Faith and Justice Network
    The Trevor Project
    Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
    Queerology Podcast on Instagram
    Queerology Podcast on Twitter
    Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
    Matthias Roberts on Patreon

    • 48 min

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258 Ratings

258 Ratings

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Everything I needed

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