Our Bible App

My seven-day devotional series called “Christian Faith and Gender Identity” just launched on Our Bible App (OBA for short). OBA is a progressive, LGBT-inclusive app launched in 2017 that:

started as an alternative to devotional and Bible apps made by large, conservative, and destructive “Christian” media organizations. … These popular Bible apps celebrate and propagate purity culture, weaponizing Christianity to reinforce the “value” of straight, cisgender marriage and dating. Additionally, these apps don’t talk about Christianity’s long entanglement with racism, colonialism, and white supremacy.

OBA is a Philly local operation, too. So #PhillyPride in addition to all that good work! The OBA app is available in both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store. It’s free and ad-supported to use, but there is a paid option to remove the ads.

Our Bible App is also looking for more transgender, intersex, non-binary, and gender non-conforming writers. If your submission is accepted, there may be a modest stipend, but OBA Founder and CEO Crystal Cheatham is also inviting you to correspond to her directly about possibilities at crystal@ourbibleapp.com.

Compiled by Mx. Chris Paige on October 8, 2019.

Note: This blog is intended to be an on-going work in progress. Please contact us if you have corrections or are able to contribute further context or reflections.

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