Activist Theology Podcast

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza & Rev. Anna Golladay

A conversation fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our hands dirty to achieve social liberation. We believe in the work of social healing and we believe that there needs to be a diversity of tactics to achieve social healing. We hope the Activist Theology Podcast will be one way that we can explore the work of liberation and healing justice.

All Episodes

Beginning January 16, 2020, join co-hosts Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Rev. Anna Golladay as they explore conversations fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our collective hands dirty to achieve social liberation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 2020

16 min 2 sec

Rev. Anna Golladay and Dr. Robyn take this first episode to introduce themselves, share a bit about the work of ATP and the intent of this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 2020

46 min 37 sec

Rev. Anna Golladay and Dr. Robyn share some thoughts on the upcoming United States election and have a conversation with Doug Pagitt about the work of Vote Common Good. To support the podcast, visit www.activistheology.kindful.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 2020

53 min 58 sec

This week is week three (3)! Rev. Anna Golladay and Dr. Robyn talk about violence! It's a good one! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 2020

43 min 23 sec

In this episode, Robyn and Anna share an impactful conversation with Native American activist and independent candidate for the Presidency, Mark Charles. In addition, we tackle the Super Bowl, Mark's campaign, Anna's latest adventure on the sea, and the sheer brilliance of the band The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 2020

1 hr 6 min

Dr. Robyn and Anna chat about recent health issues, the healthcare crisis the need for our bodies to work collectively in the fight for solidarity and liberation for all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 2020

42 min 36 sec

Dr. Robyn and Anna continue the narrative on our bodies. The share the stories around their tattoos and speak of the importance of sharing our stories as work against power and supremacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 2020

44 min 40 sec

After Robyn and Anna share some frustrating and emotional things that happened in their week, they sit down with Mike McHargue (Science Mike) to chat about his new book, the work he has done to divest himself of his privilege and how white folx (men in particulary) can get out of their own way to get their hands dirty in the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 2020

1 hr 1 min

Robyn and Anna welcome our dear friend, Matthias Roberts from the Queerology podcast. Join us as we continue our conversation from last week and dig into our collective work around shame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 2020

57 min 52 sec

Dr. Robyn speaks of their experience during the Nashville and central Tennessee tornado and alongside Anna, dive into the COVID-19 and healthcare crisis our country currently faces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 2020

48 min 48 sec

What does the current COVID-19 pandemic mean for us as humans? How do we maintain social solidarity with one another when we are asked to keep a physical distance? How do we sink deeper into community and our call for belonging during these disruptive and anxious days? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 2020

53 min 15 sec

LAYLA IS THE AUTHOR OF THE GROUND-BREAKING BOOK ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY (2020) AND THE HOST OF GOOD ANCESTOR PODCAST.As a widely read writer, a globally sought speaker and a popular podcast host, Layla is passionate about creating Inspiration, Education & Activation for personal and collective change in the world. Layla’s work is driven by a powerful desire to become a good ancestor; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation, especially for black girls and black women.Layla is unapologetically confronting the oppressive systems of white supremacy and patriarchy, while offering important teachings and tools for transforming consciousness, cultivating personal anti-racism practice and taking responsibility for our individual and collective healing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 2020

1 hr 2 min

You've heard of the podcast, but have you heard of the Bitchcast? Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna are up to their noses in annoyance. Join them for this bonus episode of snark, complaining and eye-rolling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 2020

31 min

Dr. Robyn and Anna welcome to the podcast Erin Law, Curator of Embodiment Practice for the Activist Theology Project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 2020

1 hr 3 min

Robyn and Anna chat with Jeff Koetje, a friend who is quarantined in New York City and is experiencing the gamut of COVID-19 challenges. Having been furloughed, Jeff reflects on how he is contemplating next steps and shares about his own work in dismantling supremacy, misogyny, and toxic masculinity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 2020

57 min 41 sec

What are you missing right now as you sit quarantined? We all have things that are missing – some serious, some quite ridiculous. Robyn and Anna chat about the things they are missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 2020

32 min 50 sec

This week the world celebrates Earth Day (4/22) and we collectively acknowledge our relationship to this planet we call home. Robyn and Anna look at climate justice issues and their correlation to supremacy culture in this week's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 2020

52 min 50 sec

Dr. Robyn and Anna dig into the rights of workers and how those rights are undermined, minimized, and capitulated in the elite's search for supremacy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 2020

48 min 14 sec

Much like the issue of slavery in the early 19th century, the issue of LGBTQ inclusion is splitting denominations across the United States. On opposite sides of the fault-line are those calling for inclusion and those engaging processes and crafting policies that exclude LGBTQ+ people from various levels of membership and leadership. Churches usually avoid this conversation, because the stakes are so high and the outcomes so painful.The Activist Theology Podcast, Freedom Road Podcast and Red Letter Christians leverage the power of story to engage this fraught conversation together. Join Lisa Sharon Harper, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Shane Claiborne as they wade through the troubled waters of this sensitive, necessary and timely conversation; charting a way to the other side with raw honesty and grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 2020

1 hr 7 min

John Pavlovitz is a pastor, author, blogger, and truth-teller from Wake Forest, North Carolina.His blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse worldwide audience. A 20-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities. He has three books – A Bigger Table, Hope and Other Superpowers, and Low: An Honest Advent Devotional. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 2020

52 min 27 sec

"I’m a Christian mom with a gay kid living in Oklahoma saying enough is enough. If I don’t fight for my son (and his rights) like my hair is on fire, then who will? It’s time we celebrate our LGBTQ+ children. And I won’t stop until I no longer hear horror stories from the LGBTQ+ community and their mothers." These are the words of Free Mom Hugs founder and executive director, Sara Cunningham. Dr. Robyn and Anna chat with Sara about her walk from evangelical salvation-harming theology to her current mindset as a radical freedom fighter for her son and others.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 2020

52 min 27 sec

Minneapolis is burning. Our black siblings are being murdered at rates that should mandate a systemic shift in collective thinking. And yet, racism remains the greatest sin of our generation and generations that have come before us. Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna share their anger, sadness and lament in this important episode of the Activist Theology Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 2020

41 min 26 sec

As we begin PRIDE month, we will be having conversations with queer folx who are doing liberation work in the world. We open this month with a conversation with activist, diversity trainer, and inclusion officer, Jessica Halem. Jessica is the LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director at Harvard Medical School and is responsible for the integration of sexual and gender minority health equity into medical school curricula.https://www.jessicahalem.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 2020

52 min 3 sec

This week Dr. Robyn and Anna dig deep into the work of the movement with activist Andre Henry. Andre is the program manager for the Racial Justice Institute at Evangelicals for Social Action and holds a B.A. in Practical Theology and an M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Languages. He's passionate about music, faith, racial justice, and social change. Follow him on Twitter @andrehenry or learn more about his work at www.andrehenry.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 2020

52 min 48 sec

As more white people show up in the streets in a search for justice for black and brown bodies, their presence is oftentimes both welcomed and problematic.Stacey Patton reminds us that "while there is a long history of white participation in black freedom struggles, efforts to achieve substantive interracial solidarity are still plagued today by white activists centering themselves and levering movements for their own purposes." How do we move away from performative action and enter true allyship in the work?It's not an easy conversation, but Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna dive into the deep end during this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 2020

49 min 20 sec

We are thrilled to engage in a conversation this week with Myles Markham (him/their). Myles is a community organizer and advocate who understands how to navigate and interpret the conservative American religious landscape, especially as it pertains to LGBTQ, racial, and reproductive justice. During PRIDE month, we welcome Myles' voice. You can connect with Myles on Instagram at a_million_myles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 2020

56 min 13 sec

Kevin Garcia is a digital pastor, creative mystic, public theologian and intuitive soul coach based in Atlanta, GA. After coming out in the fall of 2015 as a queer Christian, Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe with messages of God’s unending love for all people. regardless of who they are, what they profess, or what they actually believe. Kevin’s the author of Bad Theology Kills: undoing toxic beliefs and reclaiming your spiritual authority, published Janurary 2020. Kevin’s work also appears in several anthologies by queer people of faith. You can learn more about Kevin at @thekevingarcia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 2020

57 min 33 sec

Matt Nightingale is a teacher, pastor, musician and spiritual director who left the evangelical church in 2016 when he moved into authenticity and chose to live as an out, gay man. Join us this week as he shares his story of faith, his journey with God throughout his life, and his experience of the patriarchial/misogynistic undergirding in the Christian church. You can learn more about Matt on his website: https://mattnightingale.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 2020

1 hr 2 min

This week Robyn and Anna welcome author, theology professor, church anti-racism leader, and social change practitioner, Drew G.I. Hart. Drew has a Christian Century hosted blog entitled ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’ while also writing occasionally for The Mennonite as well. His own personal site is http://www.drewgihart.com. He regularly sneaks in tweets with the handle @DruHart and can be found on Facebook. He is the author of Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. His newest book, Who Will Be a Witness? Igniting Activism For God's Justice, Love and Deliverance will be out later this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 2020

1 hr 9 min

Robyn and Anna are joined this week by Kat Armas, Cuban theologian and practitioner on the concept of "Abuela theology." Her understanding of the role our ancestors play in our understanding of past, present and Divine has led to her upcoming first book, appropriately titled, Abuela Theology.She is currently living in Los Angeles, California, and pursuing a Master of Divinity at Fuller Seminary with a focus on New Testament studies. You can listen to her podcast, The Protagonistas and follow her work at www.katarmas.com. Find her on Twitter @kat_armas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 2020

55 min 39 sec

Robyn and Anna chat about the pandemic, the church, and social justice with Latinx visionary Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera. Her perspective is formed by her Puerto Rican roots, her background in the medical field, and the unashamed presence in queer liberation. Lisbeth is the Director of Latino and Catholic Initiatives for the Religion and Faith Program. . She envisioned and directed Before God: We Are All Family, a powerful short documentary that she has shared with Latino/a communities across the country. In addition to being a powerful training tool, Before God has been recognized at the Reel it OUT Queer Film Festival in Norfolk, Virginia and at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France.As the Director of Latino and Catholic Initiatives, Lisbeth works to deepen the already impressive reach of her work with Latino/a communities and will to develop and implement Catholic engagement work across the organization. As a testament to Lisbeth’s longtime work at the intersection of Latino/a and LGBT communities, Lisbeth was recognized with The Legacy Award, presented by the Women of the Latino GLBT History Project in partnership with the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.Lisbeth has crisscrossed the country, training workers and community leaders in organizing, leadership development and community building strategies from a grassroots perspective. Lisbeth has served on the Boards of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health, the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, Pride @ Work & the National Organizer Alliance. She has also been a volunteer with Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD), Haymarket People’s Fund, ASTRAEA Lesbian Foundation for Justice as well as many other organizations.A biologist and sociologist by education, is it her calling to social justice that makes her passions flare and her days move forward. Today Lisbeth lives in Washington, DC alongside her life-partner, Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, her godson, and their animal farm! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2020

1 hr 9 min

Robyn and Anna invite Tim Wise to today's episode and break down racism in today's context. If race is the background noise to everything, we have to understand our role in the work. Are we educator or student? Tim Wise suggests we must be both.Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. He is also the host of the new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise.Wise is the author of eight books, including his forthcoming, Dispatches from the Race War (December 2020 from City Lights Books). Other books include Under the Affluence, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and Colorblind (all from City Lights Books); his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, (recently updated and re-released by Soft Skull Press); Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; and Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama.You can follow Tim Wise on Twitter at @timjacobwise and on Medium at https://medium.com/@timjwise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2020

1 hr 4 min

Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna share this conversation with the remarkable Brittany Packnett. Brittany joins us from the intersection of activism and faith – and this episode takes us to the streets and the church all in the same hour.Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose "voice is going to be making a difference for years to come," Brittany is an award-winning educator, organizer, writer, and leader. Brittany has become a sought-after voice in the work of social change and empowerment. Brittany plays many roles, all focused on freedom.Brittany is an NBC News and MSNBC Contributor and former two-time Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics exploring social change and intersectional activism. A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Brittany was co-host of the 2019 iHeart Radio Best Political Podcast, Pod Save The People, for three years.Her 2019 TED Talk on the revolution of confidence has garnered nearly 4 million views worldwide, making it one of the top ten most popular TED Talks of 2019. Brittany is the author of the forthcoming book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, with One World, due to hit shelves in 2021.Brittany is the Founder and Principal Love & Power Works a full-service social impact firm focused on creating justice and equity in every sector. This agency is a sister to Love & Power: The Brand, a hub created to inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society.Follow Brittany at @https://twitter.com/mspackyettiHer website is: https://brittanypacknett.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2020

1 hr 2 min

Dr. Robyn and Anna dig deep into the politics of today with Dan Hodge, noted theologian and author. With 20 years of academic work experience, Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is a recognized Hip Hop culture expert & cultural literacy communications scholar. Dr. Hodge is Professor of Intercultural Communications, department chair of the Communication Arts Department, and research lead on the Catalyst_ _606 program at North Park University in Chicago. His research interests are at the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult ethnic-minority emerging generations. Dr. Hodge has worked in the young adult and Hip Hop context for over 25 years and continues to focus on justice & disparity issues as it concerns ethnic-minority populations.His five books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010), Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration (Brill Academic 2017) Homeland Insecurity: A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context (IVP Academic 2018) and Baptized In Dirty Water: Reimagining the Gospel According to Tupac Amaru Shakur (Cascade Books Popology Series 2019). Dr. Hodge is currently working on a textbook on Intercultural Communication (Kendall Hunt Publishing 2020) & two edited volumes scheduled for publication, Marveling Religion (Lexington Academic Press) & Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Peter Lang Publishing).Dr. Hodge and his wife, Emily, reside in Chicago with their daughter, Mahalia. You can follow his podcast here.Learn more and connect with him on his website: https://whitehodge.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2020

1 hr 1 min

This week, Robyn and Anna dive into the violence that occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin and how their understanding of the police state must be reimagined. Is it possible to work through defunding in stages? Or is full abolition necessary? To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com  or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2020

47 min 59 sec

Dr. Robyn and Anna invite candidate for the 1st District House Seat in Virginia, Qasim Rashid, to join their conversation this week around policy, voting suppression, and supremacy culture in today's context. A devout Muslim, Qasim brings a perspective on faith and action to this important episode.About QasimQasim believes in service, leadership, and compassion. He is an immigrant, a proud American Muslim, and above all a devoted father and husband. His wife, Ayesha, is a small business owner and volunteers with interfaith outreach in the community. Together, they have three beautiful children and live in Stafford. Qasim is running as a Democrat to transform his advocacy into policy for the working families of Virginia’s 1st District.Qasim earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and has a long track record of serving diverse communities in Virginia. This includes his work to combat domestic and sexual violence against women, uplift the incarcerated through prison chaplaincy, serve his neighbors through blood drives and highway cleanups, and advocate for children’s education.Qasim channels his passion to serve the marginalized by working with national and international non-profit organizations that advance women’s rights, improve water, food, shelter, healthcare, and education access for children living in poverty, and fight to protect the religious freedom for all people. To that end, Qasim has written numerous books, given hundreds of interviews, and testified before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom to protect the rights of persecuted religious minorities around the world. Likewise, Qasim has worked with the US Government to improve national security here at home, while upholding the United States Constitution as the supreme law of the land.Qasim aspires for a campaign built on transparency and trust and invites you to reach out to him directly. To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com  or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2020

54 min 46 sec

Jack is an award-winning journalist and national reporter for the Religion News Service. He covers religion. Also politics. Usually both.He's also the author of the book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country, published by HarperOne (and you can order it here!)In addition to ThinkProgress — where he served as Senior Religion Reporter for more than 3 years before starting at RNS — his stories and analysis from all over the globe have been published in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter, and others. His work has also been cited or featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, CNN, MSNBC, and a Netflix docu-series, among others.He earned his B.A. from Presbyterian College and his Master of Divinity from Harvard University. He plays harmonica and ukulele.Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or sign up for his monthly(ish) newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2020

55 min 30 sec

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons is a fellow with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress. His work focuses on a wide range of issues related to the role of religion in American public life, including promoting a progressive vision of religious liberty that champions LGBTQ rights and amplifying how faith communities empower social and economic justice.Prior to joining American Progress, Graves-Fitzsimmons worked with national faith leaders on two high-profile issue advocacy campaigns: opposing the Muslim ban and passing comprehensive immigration reform. He served as the associate director of the Rights and Inclusion Collaborative at ReThink Media, where he worked to promote Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian rights. He was previously the faith coordinator at the National Immigration Forum, where he helped start the Evangelical Immigration Table.He is the author of the forthcoming book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity. His writing on religion and politics regularly appears in national media outlets, including CNN and The Washington Post. He’s also the founder of The Resistance Prays, a daily devotional aimed at spiritually and politically defeating Trumpism.Graves-Fitzsimmons received his undergraduate degree from American University and his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, where he was the William Sloane Coffin Scholar. He and his husband, both native Texans, now live in Louisville, Kentucky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2020

54 min 14 sec

Robyn and Anna take some time this week to honor the life of the incomparable Ruther Bader Ginsburg.To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2020

53 min 7 sec

Australian born singer-songwriter Ben Grace’s debut album “As If Words Could Heal the Wounds” is a hopeful cross-country Americana road trip for the end of a quarantined summer. Recorded in five different states, with production by Sheryl Crow guitarist Joshua Grange and cameos from drum legend Fred Eltringham and folk singer Molly Parden, it’s a profoundly intimate look at the wounds and systemic injustices that plague Americans, artfully woven through the perspective and personal religious deconstruction of a single immigrant.With over 100k streams, the first full length album of Ben Grace’s two decade musical career is landing in an unprecedented time. 2020’s pandemic has been the catalyst for global self-reflection and reinvention, and Grace’s deftly written telling of his own trajectory through divorce, failure, and new love provides an essential soundtrack for our collective transformation.In an era where anxiety, police brutality, and division populate our news feeds, “As If Words Could Heal the Wounds” comes with eyes wide open to our failings as part lament, part opus, and part hope for our rebuilding. It’s a preposterous idea, that the right words might heal the deep wounds around us. How lucky we are to have artists who continue to try.Listen to "If Words Could Heal the Wounds" here. Follow Ben Grace at @bengracemusic on all social media channels.  To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2020

1 hr 10 min

Angela Henderson is an abolitionist-minded, saxophone-playing socialist, and lifelong student of Black radical traditions hoping to live the life she plays about. Growing up in the suburbs of Nashville, TN, classism, miseducation, and isolation characterized her experience as a young Black person. In the spring of 2018, SONG welcomed her into a new political home, where she has worked as a member, Lorde’s Werq participant, and Base-Building Fellow for the Nashville chapter. Now, she strongly believes that the only way to restore our humanity, our intellectual and imaginative rigor, and a dignified future is to commit to struggle. For this reason, Angela is compelled to seek truth through honest, anti-imperialist political education and to apply this knowledge towards the ongoing liberation and healing efforts of her communities. When it comes to her people–Black people, Queer and Trans folks, caregivers, nerds, children brought up in movement, organizers by name and organizers by practice, artists, formerly and currently incarcerated loved ones, and elementary school teachers — Angela is a commitment to recognition of the brilliance, of the joy, of the sacred, and of the collective capacity to transform.Learn more about SONG.  To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhaireticJoin our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2020

51 min 14 sec

In this special Sunday edition of the Activist Theology Podcast, Anna and Robyn highlight National Coming Out Day and share some important life updates.  To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhaireticJoin our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2020

41 min 20 sec

Dr. Robyn and Anna explore the hearings of SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett and help us all understand why even your down-ballot vote is as critical now as it ever was.  To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheologyTo follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheologyTo be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobynTo be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhaireticJoin our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2020

1 hr 9 min

Mental health. Both Dr. Robyn and Anna deal with mental illness, using medication to help balance their brains. In this important conversation, the first of several, they will explore their own stories around depression and anxiety, hoping to bridge the gap between stigma and empathy. To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2020

42 min 5 sec

The United States election is a short few days away. We have a new Supreme Court appointee who is poised to decide on critical cases that will hinder the rights of many of us. Jared Kushner spent the week spewing racist tropes that further solidify this administration's hate toward BIPOC persons. Will we survive these days? Can we engage in the work of community so that we thwart these efforts to separate and segregate us? To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 2020

39 min 52 sec

After a 2-week hiatus, Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna share the reason for their absence and how they've been affected. COVID-19 is ravaging the country in ways that continue to be largely ignored by a majority of Americans and it is evident that the people of this country is not getting it. When will people begin to care for one another? When will we put away our narcissistic attitudes and listen to medical professionals? This disease struck right after the presidential election, so Robyn and Anna take some time to chat about president-elect Biden and his administration. To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com. To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

58 min 57 sec

Robyn and Anna welcome therapist, researcher, speaker and writer, Hillary McBride to continue their conversation on mental health. McBride earned her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of British Columbia. As a therapist, she specializes in trauma, eating disorders, body image, and relationship therapy. She is a co-host of the popular podcast “The Liturgists” and "Other People's Problems." She is the the author of the book Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, in which she challenges the notion that it is normal and expected for women to hate their bodies. She has been widely recognized for her research on women’s sexual and postpartum health, healthy body image, and eating disorder prevention. You can follow Hillary at @hillarylmcbride or her website https://hillarylmcbride.com/. To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com. To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

1 hr 1 min

Rev. Dr. Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary, is an associate professor of systematic theology in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has contributed chapters to two recent collections on Latino/a theology in the United States, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology (2015) and Immigrant Neighbors among Us: Immigration across Theological Traditions (2015). His first book, Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective (NYU Press, 2008) won the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for Theology. Cambridge University Press published his most recent book, Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Conversation with Judaism and Islam (2017), and his next book is forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press, entitled Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture (2018). He is director of the Mev Puleo Scholarship in Latin American Theology, Politics, and Culture, a ten-week immersion experience with an emphasis on liberation theology and social justice. To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com. To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

55 min 19 sec

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning sex educator, media maker, and speaker. She is the author of eight books and editor or co-editor of 25 anthologies. She keynotes, lectures, and teaches workshops around the world on sexual pleasure and health, relationships, and social justice. She is the host of the podcast Sex Out Loud. She is the creator of Sex Educator Boot Camp, a professional training program, and she runs a coaching and consulting business for sexuality professionals. Tristan Taormino / Twitter / Facebook To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com. To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

As Season One draws to a close, Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna think back on some of their favorite moments from this year. Join them for the serious and the silly, as we wrap up the year. See y'all in 2021! To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com. To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Instagram: @activistheology To follow Activist Theology on Facebook: @activistheology To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic Join our community by texting (615) 436-5948 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

1 hr