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I’d love to hear more theologizing/sermonizing through a trans* lens. The stuff you did around crucifixion and resurrection from a particularly trans perspective was mind-blowing and awesome. What else you got??
Thanks for this. I’m glad to hear that the Trans* Passion Narrative is resonating with folks.
I have only a half answer for this question, a bit of thinking out loud. I am currently in a place where I don’t preach very often, and so I find myself not really writing sermons. However I do quite a bit of teaching and lately I have been reading a lot about how the message of Jesus would have been heard and understood in the time in which it was written.
I’ve been appreciating the work of John Dominic Crossan, Ched Myers, Richard Horsley, Warren Carter, and others who really try to flesh out the political situation of Rome and Palestine.
I’ve been thinking about the connections between the resistance of the early Christian community to the rule of Ceasar and the resistance of the Queer movement (especially in the organizing the community did around AIDS). I have written about this yet, but this is the direction I am going in.
How can radical queerness deepen our faith and our resistance again the Ceasars of today? How can radical queerness be an example to others about what it means to resist?
I plan on writing more about some of these thoughts in the coming weeks, but I’d love to turn the question back on folks reading this: Does this resonate with you at all? Do you see any parallels?