Saturday, October 27, 2012

Whosoever Godcast #30: Bishop Gene Robinson


Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson has used his experiences, and his high position, to pen a new book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, that seeks to answer the ten most popular questions he has heard about marriage equality for gay and lesbian people. In the book, he tackles questions like why marriage is even an issue for LGBT people, why straight people should support it and why civil unions, while they are a good first step, simply won't be enough to satisfy the LGBT community. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whosoever Godcast #29

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.

Whosoever Godcast #29

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Whosoever Godcast #28

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.

Listen to Whosoever Godcast #28

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Whosoever Godcast #27

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.

Also, back in August, my partner Wanda and I got married. We went to Canada to tie the knot legally. I'll give you my thoughts on the spiritual experience I had standing in line at city hall.

Whosoever Godcast #27

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Whosoever Godcast #26

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."

Playwright and actor Peterson Toscano is famous for his play "Doing Time in the Homo Nomo Halfway House" that skewers ex-gay ministries. Now, he's turned his queer eye on the Bible where he sees many transgender characters

Hear more from both J.G. and Peterson and, we wrap it up with a little holy humor.

Whosoever Godcast #26

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Whosoever Godcast #25

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.

The word "liberal" has most often been used as an insult - but Mike Piazza, the dean of the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas - the largest GLBT church in the world - says it's time to reclaim that word as well as our prophetic power.

Whosoever Godcast #25

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Whosoever Godcast #24

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.

Justin is one of many who have written books or articles about homosexuality and the Bible, but, it seems to me that we, as a community, need to go beyond arguing about what the Bible does and does not say about homosexuality. We need a new frame for the issue, and later in this Godcast, I'll explain why we should stop arguing about the Bible and homosexuality.

We'll wrap it all up with some holy humor!

Whosoever Godcast #24