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Life, Death, Music & Love, w/ Bobby Jo Valentine

Bobby Jo Valentine was born into Baptist surroundings, was nearly a missionary, nearly married the wrong person, lost his faith, found his faith, and has come out on the other end with a guitar in his hand and a smile on his face. Now a full-time musician and mystic himself, Bobby Jo joins Kevin for a delightful conversation. They trade stories about the mission field, about expansive faith, and how we're still trying to figure all this shit out. ... Listen to "#32 - Life, Death, Music & Love, with Bobby Jo Valentine" on Spreaker. You can connect with Bobby Jo Valentine at www.BobbyJoValentine.com www.Facebook.com/BobbyJoV and on twitter @BobbyJoValentin. And be sure to check out his new album, "Fox Eyes.…

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This is Why Millennials are Leaving the Church

(Just a note from me: I wrote this article on Wednesday, before leaving for the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC. This was before the Christianity Today article came out where Eugene Peterson retracted his statements made in the RNS article. So if the events/facts/whatever seem a little skewed, that's why. I didn't have the wifi to make a correction. And the main points of the article still stand.) Today, the big story broke in the Christian world that Eugene Peterson, the influential writer of the popular The Message Bible paraphrase (among his other 30 titles to his name), said publically that his views on homosexuality had changed, that he didn't view it as sinful and he'd perform a same-sex…

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Do You Struggle with Emotional Masturbation?

Yes. It's as gross as it sounds. But don't worry, there's hope for change. 😉 Emotional Masturbation is when the stories of marginalized people are heard, shared, consumed by someone with privilege who then proceeds to not change at all. And it's freaking annoying. Here's what we can do about that. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe. :)

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7 Things Wonder Woman Taught Me About Advocacy

Was it a click bait title? You betcha. And did Wonder Woman actually "teach" me things about advocacy? No, but "teach" is a stronger word than "remind." So. Whoop there it is. But I'm not lying to you when I say that I was watching Wonder Woman and was screaming YAS the whole time at the layers of truth that were being spread on to me like fake butter on hot cakes. So just a big SPOILER ALERT for those of you who haven't seen it. There's a LOT of gifs. Not much context, but if that's gonna bug you, go watch the movie first. HERE WE GO. So obviously I'm not a beautiful Amazon woman who was brought to life by…

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Activist Theology

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is a queer, non-binary trans, mixed race latinx public theologian and activist working to make the ethics and theologies of our justice movements accessible to the everyday person in the streets. With multiple intersecting identities, Dr. Robyn is exploring in tangible ways what it means to be a person of faith, committed to radical difference and bridging the gaps in otherwise estranged communities. This conversation is one for the books folks so hang out to ya hat! Listen to "#31: Activist Theology with Dr. Robyn" on Spreaker. A note from me: In an earlier version of this podcast, I accidentally used the wrong pronouns when referring to my guest, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, during the introduction. It was…