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Episode Info: In this episode, we answer a question from a Tumblr follower about how the concept of being saved is uncomfortable. To this person, it feels like they have done something wrong hence, they need to “be saved”. This question actually ties in perfectly to the question we answered from last week: that’s at We also queer this week’s text from Matt 9:35,10:8-23 where we talk about how we are sent out to do the work and proclaim the good news. We are also reminded that if we want to transform the world, it will be an uncomfortable and scary process to go through.  In this episode, we talk about: How are things in Minneapolis going? [0:40] Is the momentum of Black Lives Matter slowing down in LA? [2:32] /li> The work doesn’t stop “mattering”, it takes decades [4:21] Tumblr question on why we need to be “saved” and what did they do wrong? [6:38] The conservative view of salvation [7:05] An alternative idea of salvation [8:37] Our experiences and environment shape us and our values [9:14] The dual meaning of salvation [9:53] We queer the lectionary texts from Matt 9:35,10:8-23 [11:15] Communism and the lectionary text [13:30] Find connections between the Bible and lived experiences [14:39] Proclaiming the good news and being saved [16:14] The pain of the process [16:33] Why is this passage a blueprint? [17:01] Memes on approaching change [18:00] On stepping outside your comfort zone and expanding it [19:33] The transformative power of doing things that scare you [19:54] Articles mentioned in this episode: Why Did Jesus Die (webinar)Prison Abolition Additional Resources: Pamela Lightsey: Our Lives Matter: A Woman: A Womanist Queer Theology James Cone: A Black Theology of Liberation | The Cross & The Lynching Tree Here’s a NPR interview with Rev. Cone “Why Anti-Racism Must Be Part of Our Faith” – IGTV video from Rev. Jacqui Lewis Black Lives Matter The Movement for Black Lives Critical Resistance – an international movement to end the Prison Industrial  Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, MPD150 – learn from Minneapolis groups that have been doing this work for years Sister Outsider – essays and speeches by Audre Lorde Color of Violence a collection of essays by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence That’s Not How That Works podcast – an exploration of diversity, inclusion, and equity and how these things show up, (or don’t) in our personal and professional communities Still Processing – a New York Times culture podcast “Divine In The Differences” featuring Indigo Rose – Queer Theology podcast episode looking at Romans 1:24 – 2:8 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (with some original poetry!) The Next Question – a web video series exploring how expansive racial justice can be Kat Blaque – YouTuber & children’s illustrator Evelyn From The Internets – digital storyteller, filmmaker, and comedian Meaning Through Movement – a series of virtual fitness & mental h...
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