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Episode Info: We recorded this episode earlier in the week, before the murder of George Floyd by (now former) Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. On Friday, we quickly recorded a special introduction to briefly address that injustice and the ensuing organization for justice in Minneapolis, where Fr. Shay. A big part of that for us, as white guys, is to listen to and follow the lead of Black organizers. We share some of that in the episode and below. We’ll talk in more depth about this in next week’s episode. Organizations mentioned in the “pre-show” Minnesota Freedom Fund Reclaim The Block Black Visions Collective MPD 150 Find a chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) near you or how to start one if there isn’t one near you Anti-Racism Resources for White People The Color of Violence by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence Happy Pentecost! In today’s episode, we answer a reader/listener question that was sent via Tumblr about heaven, hell, and satan. This reader was also wondering if NOT believing any of this would automatically cancel out your Christianity? If you’re interested to know our thoughts around that, then stay tuned.  We also queer this week’s text from Acts 2:1-21 and we share our love for this passage. We also share how this passage is very relatable for queer folks and the work that we do. There’s so much that we’ve unpacked in this episode and we’re excited to dive into it with all of you. In this episode, we talk about: Fr. Shay’s life updates: reading books and cooking on an instant pot [0:40] Brian’s current book read: Autoboyography [2:00] Queering the Bible course update [2:57] Shoutout to Jodi Hasel [4:03] Tumblr listener/reader question about the afterlife [4:32] Reacting to conservative understandings of heaven and hell [5:44] Can you still be a Christian if you don’t believe in the afterlife? [6:35] What does “believing” really mean? [8:09] We queer a text from Acts 2:1-21 [9:53] Why does Brian love this passage? [10:18] On bringing our WHOLE self to this passage [11:11] A sense of community [12:15] What are we being emboldened to say right now? [14:12] Pentecost and LGBT Pride festivals [14:53] Check to stay on the loop [16:31] Articles mentioned in the podcast:Is It All About Getting Into Heaven?Holy Flamers: Pentecost Sunday 2013The Power Of Community If you want to support the Patreon and help keep the podcast up and running, you can learn more and pledge your support at If you’d like to be featured in future episodes, email your question or Bible passage suggestion to  Acts 2:1-21 When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in...
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