Whosoever Godcast #30: Bishop Gene Robinson
"Godcasting" for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians
The United States is currently in the throes of a spiritual awakening, according to author Diana Butler Bass. In her new book "Christianity After Religion," Bass says we are at a crossroads in history. We can choose to move forward into new emerging spiritualities, or we can heed the siren sound of the traditionalists calling us back to a romanticized past where rigid roles have offered security for the powerful and the status quo for everyone else.
Jay Bakker is the son of famous television evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. He grew up on the PTL (or Praise the Lord) club, and suffered terribly when his parents empire fell. Turning to drugs and partying eased the pain for awhile, but now Jay is out with a new book that describes not so much his fall from grace, but his fall to grace. Jay explains his grace evolution to us.
It's not everyday that a book comes along that literally saves your life, but Dr. Jack Rogers says he's heard that comment more than once about his book Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, Revised and Expanded Edition: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. A new expanded and revised version of the book has been released and we'll check in with Dr. Rogers on what's new in this extraordinary book.
Imagine a world where the gay people are in the majority and straight people were the oppressed minority. Author and poet J.G. Woodward has imagined such a scenario in her new book "Over the Course of a Lifetime."
As they have done the past two years, 17 young adults will pile onto a bus and visit 15 conservative Christian colleges around the country. Zak Rittenhouse is taking part in this year's Soulforce Equality Bus Ride and he'll tell us why he wanted to take two months to bring people a message of God's love.
Justin Cannon is only 24-years-old, but he has accomplished much for the GLBT Christian community. His groundbreaking study on the Bible and homosexuality at truthsetsfree.net continues to educate our community. His latest project is an anthology of poems by GLBT Christians called "Sanctified Anthology." We'll talk with Justin on our 24th Godcast and find out why his latest project involves a loom.