Continue reading “OC2: Mr Enzi Tanner”
To me, life is all about the search for my most authentic self, but it took me a while before I came to understand that things like gender or religion could change.
Enzi Tanner in
“Finding Myself in Community”
OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance
In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy unpacks deep wisdom around themes such as grief, self-care, repentance, and our ancestral traditions. Mid-way through the body of that project (chapter 5), I pause to consider the wisdom offered by Dr Koach Baruch Frazier in his May 2019 offering, “Resilience Through the Practice of Lament,” at Speak Torah to Power.Continue reading “Resilience Through the Practice of Lament by Dr. Koach Frazier”
Our friends over at Queer Theology were talking about Deuteronomy 30:15-20 on their podcast this week. I start chapter 1 of OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation with the same theme (specifically Deuteronomy 30:19):
I am now giving you the choice
between life and death,
between God’s blessing
and God’s curse,
and I call heaven and earth
to witness the choice you make.
Good News Translation Continue reading “Choose Life, Deuteronomy 30”
There was a post in a group recently from someone who had “heard about” the Ethiopian eunuch and transgender people. While I’ve been highlighting books, I didn’t (yet) have a “list,” so here’s mine (for a more comprehensive list of related resources, see the bibliography of OtherWise Christian)!
Click through on the links for what I’ve written about each one.
In chapter four of her book, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective, Dr Joy Ladin introduces the term, “gender surveillance.” While I didn’t integrate that section into OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation, it strikes me as a really important concept.
Not only do I get to rave (again) about the Bible Bash podcast and my buddies, Liam and Peterson, but today, I also get to highlight them gathering together with another beloved, Joy Ladin, to talk about Jonah and an excerpt from The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective!
In OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Liberation, I used so much content from Joy Ladin’s The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective that I asked her to read two of my chapters just to make sure I didn’t get anything wrong in representing her work!