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Refuge Radio

By Refuge Radio

Welcome to Refuge Radio, a podcast where we explore people's personal journeys in regards to spirituality, faith, God, deconstruction/reconstruction, and everything in between! Join us every month as we have a new guest to talk about their journey.

Hosts - Brenden Bell and Gaines Taylor
Production, Editing, and Music - Krystle Jeffers
Music - Lyndon Braun
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Episode 12: Shannon T.L. Kearns
Episode 12: Shannon T.L. Kearns
Our friend and co-founder of QueerTheology.com joins us to discuss his new book, In The Margins, in which he explores the unique and vital theological insights transgender Christians can provide the church.
01:00:30
September 26, 2022
Episode 11: Reflections on Pride
Episode 11: Reflections on Pride
This episode, we reflect on Jay Hulme's poem, "Jesus at the Gay Bar" as we think about what Pride is and what it means to us personally. Audio Production is done by Krystle Jeffers at Inclusion Audio - www.inclusionaudio.com
58:03
June 27, 2022
Episode 10: Piper Jones
Episode 10: Piper Jones
We welcome our newest team member Piper (they/them) to the show as they tell us their story, talk about their passions, and where they are now in their faith journey. Audio Production is done by Krystle Jeffers at Inclusion Audio - www.inclusionaudio.com
01:15:25
June 03, 2022
Episode 9: Darren Calhoun
Episode 9: Darren Calhoun
This episode, we talk to musician, photographer, writer, activist, and conversation-starter about his personal journey and exploring different faith communities. Find Darren at www.darrencalhoun.com Instagram - @heydarren Audio Production is done by Krystle Jeffers at Inclusion Audio - www.inclusionaudio.com 
01:25:35
May 16, 2022
Episode 8: Peter Fenton - QCF Live
Episode 8: Peter Fenton - QCF Live
In this episode, we're live at the Q Christian Fellowship and joined by Peter Fenton!  We talk about a range of topics from summer camp culture, the Unchanged movement, and his book, "Abandon All Hope".  We also get the chance to answer some audience questions.  
58:57
February 21, 2022
Episode 7: Pádraig Ó Tuama
Episode 7: Pádraig Ó Tuama
Pádraig is a poet, theologian, and linguist.  He is the author of "In the Shelter", "Readings from the Book of Exile", among others.  You can also find him on the, "On Being" podcast.  In this episode, we talk to him about growing up as a gay man in Ireland, working in unaffirming ministries, and facilitating healing dialogues.
01:05:33
November 19, 2021
Episode 6: Jenna DeWitt
Episode 6: Jenna DeWitt
We talk with Jenna DeWitt about aromanticism, asexuality, faith, and resources for those in the aro and ace community. For more resources check out Jenna's blog at: https://invisiblecakesociety.com/ Find her on twitter at: @Jenna_DeWitt
46:58
October 20, 2021
Episode 5: Luke Wilson
Episode 5: Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson joins us on the show and talks about his experience with conversion therapy at Liberty University, his deconstruction journey, and the REAP lawsuit.  
53:04
September 18, 2021
Episode 4: Pray Away and Finding Community
Episode 4: Pray Away and Finding Community
This episode we give our thoughts on the Pray Away documentary and the importance of finding community.  Here are a few of the resources we talked about below: Q Christian Fellowship - qchristian.org A resource center and online community for queer Christians. believr - A Christian LGBTQ social and dating app that is doing some awesome things to build community.  They're available on the app store and more info can be found at believr.app The Trevor Project - A suicide and mental health hotline for LGBTQ youth.  The hotline is - 1-866-488-7386 and their website is thetrevorproject.org
39:22
August 20, 2021
Episode 3: The Problem with (forced) Celibacy
Episode 3: The Problem with (forced) Celibacy
We discuss Side A and Side B theology, along with the dangerous culture of people imposing their sexual ethics on the LGBTQIA+ community.  Join us as we talk about some of our personal experiences in this subject.
36:41
July 06, 2021
Episode 2: Krystina Wray Jackson
Episode 2: Krystina Wray Jackson
You don't want to miss this episode!  We interview the amazing Krystina Wray Jackson!  They are cohost of the Bravemaker podcast, as well as the Wheel Queens of San Francisco podcast.  They are an Actor, Advocate, Singer, and Designer. If you're looking for some encouragement, this is the episode to listen to! Find Krystina on instagram: @krystinawrayjackson Bravemaker podcast: @bravemakerorg We also discuss Cairn University's decision to cut its Social Work program. Krystina's instagram shout outs this episode: @tonygapastione - Bravemaker Films @abbyandkb - Bonfire inclusive clothing
54:06
June 02, 2021
Episode 1: Welcome to the Show!
Episode 1: Welcome to the Show!
Welcome to the first episode of Refuge Radio.  In this episode, we introduce ourselves and give you an idea of what Refuge Radio is all about.  We talk about church, first kisses, use the Snyder cut as a metaphor(poorly), and tell you when we're using air quotes.  We hope you enjoy our stories, and are looking forward to talking to more people about their journeys starting next month!
57:46
March 28, 2021