The Diversity of Christian Theologies - What Straight Old White Guys Don't Tell You - 136

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Despite what many of us from fundamentalist backgrounds have been told, there is a diverse array of Christian theologies. Liberation, Queer, Womanist and Process theology are some of the lenses we will be looking through on this week’s episode.

This week Raj, Bonnie and Casey share their learnings and leanings on the the theologies of Liberation, Queer, Womanist and Process in ways that are moving, inspiring, troubling and down right blasphemous. The co-hosts explore the power and possibility of each theology and connect dots and highlight intersectionality all over the place.

Liberation theology posits that God is “on the side of the oppressed.” The co-hosts unpack the economic and social ramifications of an embrace of liberation theology. The team also wonders if “total liberation” is possible and what might be left to do if/when liberation is achieved.

Queer theology invites us to look at the Bible and God with a lense that has few, if any, limitations of traditional gender roles, sexual standards, anything - an opportunity to see things anew.

Womanist theology says “have a seat at the table” and talk about the deep, dark things and the high and bright things and you will be heard. The best theology is often created at the kitchen table by those who have never been to seminary.

Process theology stems from the work of Alfred North Whitehead’s work “Process and Reality.” The nature of God is in radical relationship WITH all of creation not creation a subject of God.

In the segment Raj, Bonnie and Casey reveal their “least liked” Christian phrases. Triggers all around! Beware some will cause feelings of nausea, irritability and down-right anger.

Conversation on Christian Theologies (00:35)

Bottom 3 Segment (49:15)

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