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