Activist Theology Podcast
The Sin of Racism – On the Murder of George Floyd

The Sin of Racism – On the Murder of George Floyd

May 29, 2020

Minneapolis is burning. Our black siblings are being murdered at rates that should mandate a systemic shift in collective thinking. And yet, racism remains the greatest sin of our generation and generations that have come before us. Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna share their anger, sadness and lament in this important episode of the Activist Theology Podcast.

Because It Has To Be All About Love - A Conversation with Sara Cunningham

Because It Has To Be All About Love - A Conversation with Sara Cunningham

May 21, 2020

"I’m a Christian mom with a gay kid living in Oklahoma saying enough is enough. If I don’t fight for my son (and his rights) like my hair is on fire, then who will? It’s time we celebrate our LGBTQ+ children. And I won’t stop until I no longer hear horror stories from the LGBTQ+ community and their mothers." These are the words of Free Mom Hugs founder and executive director, Sara Cunningham. Dr. Robyn and Anna chat with Sara about her walk from evangelical salvation-harming theology to her current mindset as a radical freedom fighter for her son and others. 

Storytelling As Resistance - A Conversation with John Pavlovitz

Storytelling As Resistance - A Conversation with John Pavlovitz

May 15, 2020

John Pavlovitz is a pastor, author, blogger, and truth-teller from Wake Forest, North Carolina.His blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse worldwide audience. A 20-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities. He has three books – A Bigger Table, Hope and Other Superpowers, and Low: An Honest Advent Devotional.

Queer Affirmation In the Church – Why Is It Even A Question? A Conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper and Shane Claiborne

Queer Affirmation In the Church – Why Is It Even A Question? A Conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper and Shane Claiborne

May 7, 2020

Much like the issue of slavery in the early 19th century, the issue of LGBTQ inclusion is splitting denominations across the United States. On opposite sides of the fault-line are those calling for inclusion and those engaging processes and crafting policies that exclude LGBTQ+ people from various levels of membership and leadership. Churches usually avoid this conversation, because the stakes are so high and the outcomes so painful.

The Activist Theology Podcast, Freedom Road Podcast and Red Letter Christians leverage the power of story to engage this fraught conversation together. Join Lisa Sharon Harper, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Shane Claiborne as they wade through the troubled waters of this sensitive, necessary and timely conversation; charting a way to the other side with raw honesty and grace.

May Day - A Conversation on the Rights of Workers

May Day - A Conversation on the Rights of Workers

May 1, 2020

Dr. Robyn and Anna dig into the rights of workers and how those rights are undermined, minimized, and capitulated in the elite's search for supremacy. 

How Does Supremacy Culture Breed Climate Injustice

How Does Supremacy Culture Breed Climate Injustice

April 23, 2020

This week the world celebrates Earth Day (4/22) and we collectively acknowledge our relationship to this planet we call home. Robyn and Anna look at climate justice issues and their correlation to supremacy culture in this week's episode.

It’s the Little Things We Miss

It’s the Little Things We Miss

April 16, 2020

What are you missing right now as you sit quarantined? We all have things that are missing – some serious, some quite ridiculous. Robyn and Anna chat about the things they are missing.

A Conversation on Privilege & Toxic Masculinity During the Pandemic

A Conversation on Privilege & Toxic Masculinity During the Pandemic

April 9, 2020

Robyn and Anna chat with Jeff Koetje, a friend who is quarantined in New York City and is experiencing the gamut of COVID-19 challenges. Having been furloughed, Jeff reflects on how he is contemplating next steps and shares about his own work in dismantling supremacy, misogyny, and toxic masculinity.

What Are Our Bodies Telling Us Right Now? A Somatic Response to COVID-19

What Are Our Bodies Telling Us Right Now? A Somatic Response to COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Dr. Robyn and Anna welcome to the podcast Erin Law, Curator of Embodiment Practice for the Activist Theology Project.

BONUS - COVID Bitchcast

BONUS - COVID Bitchcast

April 1, 2020

You've heard of the podcast, but have you heard of the Bitchcast? Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna are up to their noses in annoyance. Join them for this bonus episode of snark, complaining and eye-rolling.