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#17 - Giacomo Sanfilippo on the Asceticism of Same-Sex Love

Note: This podcast includes content suitable for adult audiences; listener discretion is advised. TJ and David talked with Giacomo Sanfilippo, who is an Orthodox Christian and the founding editor of the blog Orthodoxy in Dial...

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Recent Episodes

#17 - Giacomo Sanfilippo on the Asceticism of Same-Sex Love

Nov. 16, 2022

Note: This podcast includes content suitable for adult audiences; listener discretion is advised. TJ and David talked with Giacomo Sanfilippo, who is an Orthodox Christian and the founding editor of the blog Orthodoxy in Dia…

#16 - Gifts of Being Queer - Part 2 with Michelle and Will

Oct. 26, 2022

Michelle and Will are two friends who identify as asexual and queer, and we (David and TJ) wanted to hear their take on what’s good about being queer. Before that, we spent a little more time reflecting on those topics ourse…

#15 - What Is Queerness? Christianity's Subverting Influence - Part 1 with Michelle and Will

Oct. 5, 2022

Join us as we (David, TJ, and our friends Will and Michelle—who are asexual/queer) explore ideas of what “queerness” means. While we can’t come to one single definition, we hit on a kaleidoscope of topics as we explore the w…

#14 - TJ Interviews Lucas: Side B, Conservative Protestantism, Multicultural Background, and More

Sept. 14, 2022

TJ talks with Lucas, a friend from the Midwest (US) who experiences same-sex attraction and generally identifies with Side B but finds understanding among several “sides” of the Christian debate. We see Lucas’s story offerin…

BONUS: A Virtual Tour of TJ's Experience at Pride 2022

Sept. 7, 2022

In June 2022, TJ went to a Pride Festival for the first time, and he reflects on his experience, with alternating bemusement and critique.

#13 - Ordained, Gay, and Seeking Liberation: A Chat with Rev. Tyler Sit

Aug. 24, 2022

David and TJ sit down with Rev. Tyler Sit of New City Church in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. Tyler represents a “Side A” pastoral perspective as an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church in the US. In this wid…

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