Skip to main content
Seminary for the Rest of Us

Seminary for the Rest of Us

By sabrina reyes-peters
God-talk for everyone.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Stitcher Logo

Stitcher

Currently playing episode

Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 1

Seminary for the Rest of Us

1x
Brave Church with Elizabeth Hagan
Elizabeth Hagan is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and has been a pastor for 15 years. She saw - and personally experienced - the isolation, loneliness, and shame that remains unspoken when Christians shy away from difficult conversations. She knew that the church could do better to foster a sense of acceptance and belonging. So she wrote Brave Church to open the door to the presence of God in difficult conversations. Listen in as I chat with Elizabeth about her new book, Brave Church and her vision about a place where people don't have to check out their issues at the church door, because the community can talk through tough topics in a context of respect, vulnerability, and kindness, learning and exercising love for neighbor. Learn more: https://elizabethhagan.com/bravechurch/. Talk to Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethagan Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters. The theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
33:52
August 21, 2021
Thinking about Atonement Theology with Hannah Bowman
Currently in our USA context, our so-called justice system is heavily punitive, and uses people, particularly black and brown folks, as its scapegoats. Might penal substitutionary atonement theology have something to do with this? In our conversation, Hannah explains how we can rethink substitutionary atonement theology in a non-punitive sense, and use Jesus' solidarity with victims and perpetrators of harm in the crucifixion to anchor abolition theology and thus the transformative and restorative justice from which it flows. Let's also think about how the resurrection plays into this. https://christiansforabolition.org https://christiansforabolition.org/resources/ Hannah Bowman is a graduate student in Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, a literary agent, and a prison abolitionist. The founder and director of Christians for the Abolition of Prisons, she writes and teaches on the Christian theology supporting abolition; she is also a circle coordinator for the Los Angeles pilot Circles of Support and Accountability restorative-justice prison re-entry program, in collaboration with the Fresno Community Justice Center. Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, was occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, and is web engineered by Charlie Peters. The theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
40:02
May 25, 2021
Sacred Seminary Symposium: A Challenge to Traditional Theology
Episode 19: Sacred Seminary Symposium: A Challenge to Traditional Theology *Find episode 3 at the link below to Sancta Colloquia.* Read the excerpts referenced here: https://tinyurl.com/MT-Chapter-4 Sancta Colloquia on the web: https://laurenrelarkin.com/category/sancta-colloquia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanctacolloquia/ Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charlie Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
55:56
March 31, 2021
Intro to Patristic Universalism, with Ambrose Andreano
Episode 18: Intro to Patristic Universalism, with Ambrose Andreano Origen, among some other Early Church Fathers, saw the fires of hell as purification and restoration, not as eternal torment. Listen in on this conversation with Ambrose Andreano as he answers some of my questions on patristic universalism. Ambrose Andreano is an Eastern Orthodox mystic and aspiring lay theologian who specializes in the writings of Origen of Alexandria. He co-hosted The Patristics Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio and created the website Black Lion Academy, where he published biblical commentary, as well as philosophical and theological meditations. Note: Black Lion Academy website is not accessible, but you can get a look at Ambrose's essays here: https://liberty.academia.edu/AmbroseAndreano Resources: https://www.academia.edu/45079912/Patristic_Universalism Get started with Origen: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/origen.html Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charlie Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
44:19
February 20, 2021
Christofascism and Catastrophe
Resources in the order of appearance: Dorothee Solle: The Window of Vulnerability On Christofascism, take a look at Blake Chastain Chrissy Stroop's work. Helmut Gollwitzer: Our God Loves Justice, by W. Travis McMaken More info: episode of Sancta Colloquia discussing W. Travis McMaken's work, Our God Loves Justice, and a past episode of Seminary for the Rest of Us on dialectical theology. A couple of podcast episodes  in which Dr. McMaken gives some background on Helmut Gollwitzer and discusses Our God Love Justice: Theology and Socialism, The Magnificast Folks to give your full attention to, a non-exhaustive list: Eboni Marshall Turman - Kelly Brown Douglas - Willie Jennings - Jemar Tisby - Nathan Cartagena - Wil Gafney - M. Shawn Copeland - Truth's Table - Austin Channing Brown - Daniel White Hodge - Lisa Sharon Harper - Raymond Carr - Drew G.I. Hart - Chanequa Walker-Barnes - Bree Newsome - Bernice King - Ally Henny - Angela Davis - James Cone
53:12
January 11, 2021
Sacred Seminary Symposium: To Struggle for Justice is to Pray
This is episode 3 of Sacred Seminary Symposium, a joint project with Sancta Colloquia. We are alternating the production of episodes, so you will want to find Sancta Colloquia on your podcast app, or click the link above and listen to episode 2 if you missed it. In this episode, Lauren and I discuss chapter 2 of Mujerista Theology: “Luchar por la justicia es rezar”, or “To Struggle for Justice is to Pray”. We touch on colonialism in missions, anti-intellectualism v theologies of hope, holiness and piety (particularly how holiness is touted as a measuring stick, and some forms of “piety” are more “spiritual” than others), spiritual bypassing, and spiritual violence in the form of elevating the spiritual over the material; we somehow manage, as we did in the last episode, to fit in a critique of capitalism. And if you stay until the very end, you get some enneagram fun, as well, when we try to type the author of Mujerista Theology, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, even though you’re technically not supposed to. Enjoy!  QUOTES REFERENCED: “...I realized how privileged I was to have been part of such an outpouring of faith--the faith of the poor and the oppressed that maintains them, that is their sustenance in the most trying of situations. I felt that my well-reasoned faith, a so-called sophisticated faith illumined by the ‘right’ kind of theology, was not any deeper or any more pleasing to God than the faith of the poor people I had seen expressed for two days. In the weeks that followed I came to realize more and more the depth of that faith.” (30) “As the years have gone by I have accepted that for me to strive to live to the fullest by struggling against injustice is to draw nearer and nearer to the divine. Drawing closer to God and struggling for justice have become for me one and the same thing. Struggling for my liberation and the liberation of Hispanic women is a liberative praxis. This means that it is an activity both intentional and reflective; it is a communal praxis that feeds on the realization that Christ is among us when we strive to live the gospel  message of justice and peace.” (33) “Holiness in the convent was defined at that time in terms of self-sacrifice and long hours of meditation and prayer. NIneteen years old at the time, I struggled with myself to be close to God by doing what those in authority told me to do. But it was to no avail. I did not feel closer to God; I could not convince myself I was a terrible sinner; I could not see any reason for thinking I had failed terribly when I fell asleep in chapel during meditation at 5:30 in the morning.” (31) “...I realized how privileged I was to have been part of such an outpouring of faith--the faith of the poor and the oppressed that maintains them, that is their sustenance in the most trying of situations. I felt that my well-reasoned faith, a so-called sophisticated faith illumined by the ‘right’ kind of theology, was not any deeper or any more pleasing to God than the faith of the poor people I had seen expressed for two days.In the weeks that followed I came to realize more and more the depth of that faith.” (30) Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
56:33
November 21, 2020
Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 2
This is the continuation and conclusion of the two-part discussion with Dr. Cartagena on Thomas Aquinas’ psychology of fear. We delve a little deeper into fear, perseverance, and courage, as Dr. Cartagena brilliantly ties that all into our current context of resisting oppressive structures, and living during a pandemic. He concludes by giving us a word on Jesus and his emotions: because Jesus experienced the full range of human emotion, including fear and anxiety, it is not sinful for us to be fearful or anxious. In fact, according to Aquinas, being completely fearless doesn’t enable us to love well. Talk to Dr. Cartagena: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeditarMestizo @MeditarMestizo Blog: Mestizo Meditations https://www.nathancartagena.com/ Recommended resource: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas by Mark D. Jordan https://g.co/kgs/kojmQx Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
35:19
November 8, 2020
Thomas Aquinas' Psychology of Fear, with Nathan Cartagena, pt. 1
This is part one of a two-part discussion on Thomas Aquinas’ psychology of fear. Dr. Cartagena starts us off here with some background on how he came to study Aquinas and his psychology of fear as his dissertation topic, what to expect when we study Aquinas, an overview of his psychology of fear, and a bit about how Dr. Cartagena ties Aquinas into his current studies and to a very real problem of our time: racism and white supremacy. Talk to Dr. Cartagena: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeditarMestizo @MeditarMestizo Blog: Mestizo Meditations https://www.nathancartagena.com/ Recommended resource: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas by Mark D. Jordan https://g.co/kgs/kojmQx Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
32:07
November 8, 2020
Sacred Seminary Symposium: Mujerista Theology Intro
In this episode, Lauren R.E. Larkin (whom you might remember from a previous episode on dialectical theology), host of Sancta Colloquia, and I introduce our special project: Sacred Seminary Symposium, and talk about what we learned from the Intro to Mujerista Theology. There’s a lot to dig into, including privilege in theology, liberation, the kind of fruit theology produces, and more. Follow along, read along, and let us know what your thoughts are! Here are the excerpts we reference: “In developing a method to do theology that uses religion of grassroots Latinas as its source, mujerista theology puts into practice a preferential option for the oppressed.” (1) “Mujerista theology is not a disembodied discourse but one that arises from situated subjects, Latina grassroots women, and, yes, even me.” (3) “‘In other words, the claim that I can speak only for myself assumes the autonomous conception of the self in Classical Liberal theory--that I am unconnected to others in my authentic self or that I can achieve an autonomy from others given certain conditions. But there is no neutral place to stand free and clear in which one’s words do not prescriptively affect or mediate the experience of others, nor is there a way to decisively demarcate a boundary between one’s location and all others.” (Alcoff qtd in Isasi-Diaz 7) “The goals of mujerista theology have always been these: to provide a platform for the voices of Latina grassroots women; to develop a theological method that takes seriously the religious understandings and practices of Latinas as a source for theology; to challenge theological understandings, church teachings, and religious practices that oppress Latina women, that are not life-giving, and, therefore, not theologically correct.” (1) “[...] my liberation is not possible apart from the liberation of grassroots Latinas. I do what I do because I believe it is a liberative praxis[...]”(6) Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott.  Support: https://ko-fi.com/sdrp_.  Find us on Twitter and Instagram @seminaryshow.  Email: seminary.show@gmail.com
39:38
September 12, 2020
Intro to Process Theology, with Monica A. Coleman
*NB: this is the first episode fully produced by the host, who is new at mixing, so be nice! :)* Monica A. Coleman is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware.  Coleman is an ordained minister in the AME Church and initiate in traditional Yoruba religion who spent over 12 years teaching in graduate theological education. She is the author or editor of six books including Making a Way Out of No Way: a Womanist Theology and Bipolar Faith: a Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith. In this episode, I got to ask Dr. Monica some questions about Process Theology, and she does a wonderful job explaining it and bringing it down to earth, with examples from her own journey. If you don’t know what Process is, start here, and then continue with these resources: Read: Making a Way Out of No Way: a Womanist Theology  Go to monicaacoleman.com to find online courses on Process Theology: Process Theology 101,102, 103, and free webinars, as well as sign up for her newsletter to find out what she’s up to, and maybe get some delicious vegan recipes. Follow Dr. Monica on social media: Twitter: @revdrmonica Instagram: @revdrmonica Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/revdrmonica/ Seminary for the Rest of Us, a tiny seminary where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted/produced by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, occasionally sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow https://twitter.com/seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
36:20
August 17, 2020
Decolonizing Theology, with Kat Armas
What is decolonizing theology and what might that look like? Listen as Kat talks about her journey. Kat Armas is a Cuban-American writer and podcaster from Miami, FL who holds a dual MDiv and Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is currently working on her first book, Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us About Wisdom, Persistence and Strength, where she writes at the intersection of women, Scripture, and Latinx identity. She also explores these topics on her podcast, The Protagonistas, which centers the voices of women of color in church leadership and theology (you can check it out at www.katarmas.com).  Find Kat on Twitter and Instagram @kat_armas Recommended: Mujerista Theology by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz Latina Evangélicas by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Loida I. Martell-Otero, and Zaida Maldonado Perez Seminary for the Rest of Us, @ https://seminary.show where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow https://twitter.com/seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
27:27
July 13, 2020
Reading the Bible with D.L. Mayfield
In this episode, which I recorded with D.L. Mayfield at the beginning of May, we talk a little bit about her new book, The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Autonomy, Affluence, Safety, and Power (https://www.ivpress.com/the-myth-of-the-american-dream), and more about how those and other values might affect the way we read the bible. Listen to D.L. talk about her journey in decolonizing her bible reading, and go read her new book! Note: I recorded the intro almost a couple weeks ago, so the things I reference happened at the beginning of June. Book review: https://sdrp.me/2020/04/27/myth-of-the-american-dream/ Recommended: Dr. Wil Gafney https://g.co/kgs/6vTbc7 Lisa Sharon Harper https://lisasharonharper.com/, Kelley Nikondeha https://www.eerdmans.com/Products/6429/defiant.aspx Walter Brueggemann https://www.walterbrueggemann.com/ Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow https://twitter.com/seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
37:07
June 22, 2020
Humility and Eroticism with Kate Hanch
What does humility have to do with the body? How did some feminine mystics live this? What is withness? What can we learn about humility and eroticism from Sojourner Truth? What does humility have to do with activism?  Listen as I talk with Dr. Hanch and we ponder these questions and more. Reach Kate on Twitter. Further Resources: Mechthilde of Hackeborn Books: African American Female Mysticism: Nineteenth-Century Religious Activism By Joy Bostic Vulnerability in Resistance Edited by Leticia Sabsay, Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches By Audre Lorde Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality By Jennifer C. Nash Sojourner Truth's America By Margaret Washington Narrative of Sojourner Truth By Sojourner Truth. Compiled by Olive Gilbert and Frances W. Titus. With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from Her “Book of Life.” Also a Memorial Chapter, Giving the Particulars of Her Last Illness and Death. Articles: “Love, Knowledge, and Mystical Union in Western Christianity: Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries.”  by Bernard McGinn, Church History v. 56, no. 1 (1987): 7–24. “‘Uses of the Erotic’ for Teaching Queer Studies (The Uses of the Erotic, The Erotic as Power)." by Nikki Young, Women's Studies Quarterly v. 40, no. 3–4 (2012): 301–05. Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
26:05
May 28, 2020
Christians, Death, and Grieving with Sonja Lund
What is death and what do Christians mean when they talk about death? How does this tie into other theological tenets? How does this affect the grieving process? Is it okay to talk to someone who’s dead? If death has been conquered, why does it hurt so much? In this episode, I chat with Sonja Lund, seminary student and Death Companioning Initiate, about her thoughts on death and grieving, as it pertains to many Christians. I found this to be a really encouraging and thought-provoking conversation, one that Sonja approaches with gentleness and sensitivity, but if you have recently had a close encounter with death and the grief that comes with it, please take care in listening. Reach Sonja at https://twitter.com/spooky_hobbit and https://mortalandmystical.wordpress.com/ Recommended Resources: Original Blessing, by Matthew Fox  Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande  Life is Goodbye, Life is Hello, by Alla Renée Bozarth  Seminary for the Rest of Us , where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
40:55
May 13, 2020
EcoEpistemology and Destabilizing Whiteness with Jay Potter, pt. 2
Here’s the rest of my conversation with Jay! We learn about New Materialism, destabilizing whiteness (and the patriarchy, a little bit!), and audiological diffraction. New Materialism is a way of considering the world from material but that sees it as more than merely inert matter, which sees creativity and diversity as emergent properties of the universe. It is made up of a transdisciplinary assemblage of thinkers that confront dualisms in all forms, from both scientism and religious dogmatism, in order to find fissures between that can develop a more whole view of the world as intra-active participants. Recommended Resources: https://tinyurl.com/ybmo24o6 Contact Jay if you need help accessing any of the resources above or if you want to talk more: https://twitter.com/jaydpotter Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
43:33
May 12, 2020
EcoEpistemology and Destabilizing Whiteness with Jay Potter, pt. 1
You might be thinking right now, “I don’t know what ecoepistemology is or even epistemology but that doesn’t look very much like God-talk, Sabrina!” Well, okay, my conversation with Jay Potter is definitely more on the philosophical side, but all aspiring theologians, including myself, would do well to deliberately engage philosophy once in a while, instead of letting it sit as a by-product of working with theological concerns. Good theologians might also consider how their theology speaks to all living things (eco-theology!), not just human beings. In this first part of my conversation with Jay, we learn what EcoEpistemology is, how Jay chose to include New Materialism, Navajo thought, and Jainism in his dissertation, and we begin to look at the thread that ties the entire conversation together: destabilizing whiteness. Bonus: if you are familiar with process theology, you'll hear some echoes! Contact Jay: https://twitter.com/jaydpotter Recommended Resources: https://tinyurl.com/ybmo24o6 Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, mixed by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
32:43
April 28, 2020
Dialectical Theology and Embodiment with Lauren R.E. Larkin
For the past couple of years or so, I have been very slowly dipping my toes into something called Dialectical Theology, and thought it would be a real treat to have Rev. Lauren R.E. Larkin talk to me about it for Seminary for the Rest of Us. I wasn’t wrong! It was a great conversation on Dialectical Theology and living out Christian faith as a bodily creature. I can confidently say you should start here if you are curious about Dialectical Theology. And if you want to learn more, check out the list below. Recommended Resources: Our God Loves Justice by W. Travis McMaken Evangelical Theology by Karl Barth Theology and Socialism podcast interview with W. Travis McMaken on Our God Loves Justice YouTube video: Introducing Dialectical Theology  Lauren R.E. Larkin: https://laurenrelarkin.com Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
45:39
April 15, 2020
Relational Theology, Queer Hermeneutics, and Music with Dirk von der Horst, pt. 3
This is the third and final part of my conversation with Dirk von der Horst. Make sure to go and listen to the first two parts! We wrap up the segment on David and Jonathan texts, and learn about how Dirk uses music (church anthems, in particular) as a mediator between him and the biblical texts. There is a lot of interplay between the texts, how composers interpreted the text, how scores are interpreted, and how each listener hears a piece, particularly queer listeners. Put on your musical interpretation caps and get ready! Suzanne G. Cusick: "On a Lesbian Relation with Music: A Serious Effort Not to Think Straight," in Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology Susan McClary: Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality Claire Detels: "Autnomous/Formalist Aesthetic, Music Theory, and the Feminist Paradigm of Soft Boundaries," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 52:1 (1994). To contact Dirk von der Horst, find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirkster42_?s=20 Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
42:36
April 1, 2020
Relational Theology, Queer Hermeneutics, and Music with Dirk von der Horst, pt. 2
We are continuing the conversation here on relational theology, and in this episode we also dive into the interpretive problems of the David and Jonathan texts. What was the nature of David and Jonathan’s relationship? Can we actually know? Content note: frank discussion on sexuality and sexual acts. Further reading: Rita Nakashima Brock: Journeys by Heart: A Christology of Erotic Power Catherine Keller: From a Broken Web: Sexism, Separation, and the Self Ken Stone: Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex, and Bible in Queer Perspective To contact Dirk von der Horst, find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirkster42_?s=20 Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
37:31
April 1, 2020
Relational Theology, Queer Hermeneutics, and Music with Dirk von der Horst, pt. 1
What is relational theology, and what does it have to do with David and Jonathan of the Hebrew scriptures? In this episode, which is the first part of my conversation with Dirk von der Horst, we learn how he came to write the book Jonathan’s Loves, David’s Laments , and get into a discussion on what relational theology is. For some further reading on relational theology, check out these works: Carter Heyward: The Redemption of God: A Theology of Mutual Relation, Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and Love of God, Our Passion for Justice: Images of Power, Sexuality, and Liberation Gary David Comstock: Gay Theology Without Apology Lisa Isherwood and Elaine Bellchambers: Through Us, With Us, In Us: Relational Theologies in the Twenty-First Century To contact Dirk von der Horst, find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirkster42_?s=20 Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, mixed by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow Contact: seminary.show@gmail.com
38:18
March 10, 2020
Quakerism and The Women's Lectionary with Ashley M. Wilcox
The Women’s Lectionary, by Ashley M. Wilcox, is being released in October 2020. In addition to a providing schedule of scripture texts, Ashley has written 130 commentaries based on those texts, focusing on the women of the Bible and feminine images of God. Listen to this conversation about how Ashley got to writing The Women’s Lectionary, as a Quaker and woman who preaches. Find Ashley: Website: ashleymwilcox.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashleymwilcox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorashleymwilcox Recommended resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cdmXWKeOfVYusWLiDkWqGWzPPA-gCyK0ATplPaNN79Q/edit?usp=sharing Seminary for the Rest of Us: https://seminary.show https://twitter.com/seminaryshow Music by Matthew Scott
32:18
February 16, 2020
Intro
In which I introduce myself, and the podcast. Who am I and why Seminary for the Rest of Us? Links: https://seminary.show/ http://www.whitehodgepodcasts.com/profane-faith/
08:15
February 4, 2020