In these strange times and as I come down off of the intensity of 3 book launches this year (In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy, OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance, and From Christendom to Freedom), I am finally getting my technology organized for listening to podcasts more regularly.
In addition to my long-time favorite Bible Bash, I have started listening to the Blessed are the Binary-Breakers podcast. The first episode features the podcaster, Avery Smith, themself (interviewed by their partner), but then most of the following episodes are lovely interviews with a variety of transgender folk of various spiritual backgrounds.
Continue reading “Podcast: Blessed Are the Binary-Breakers” →
I call the period from 1996-2006 the “transgender spring,” that is, the first decade of transgender Christian publishing. While not intended to be a detailed history, I do want to highlight a bit about what it meant to be writing about transgender concerns in that period. Every sighting of a transgender Christian was precious through those years. Continue reading “The Transgender Spring, 1996-2006” →
Tabernacle United Church (Tab) was gracious enough to host my book launch in July, but it was a mid-summer weekday night and many people were not able to come. I’ll be back on Sunday, September 8, 2019 to lead Tab.EDU (adult education)on a regular Sunday after worship.
Continue reading “Book Event: Tab.EDU, Philly, Sept 8” →
When I was creating the list of transgender Christian (auto) biographies, I remembered that we also have some oral histories. It’s actually super wonderful to be able to hear our people’s voices. As always, please let me know if you are aware of transgender Christians who may be lurking in other oral history archives!
In addition, I’ll want to make a list of documentaries, which are a little different. However, The Believers is one that I think should also be on an oral history list.
Thank you to the LGBT Religious Archives Network for hosting several oral histories!
ALSO Transgender Christian (auto)Biographies
ALSO Transgender and the Christian Bible
ALSO Transgender and Religious Curriculum Guide
Compiled by Mx. Chris Paige on on August 16, 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.
If you’re in the Greater Charlotte, NC area, you should really try to join the Ministries Beyond Welcome team for “Reading Scripture across Trans-Queer Experience!”
This is exactly one of the reasons that I want to have OtherWise Christian Ambassadors (OCA) across the country (and perhaps around the world!). I can’t be in North Carolina that week, but our Ambassador, The Rev Debra Hopkins, will be present with copies of OtherWise Christian: a Guidebook for Transgender Liberation available for sale (please bring $25 cash)! Continue reading “Reading Scripture Event, Sept 14” →
Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith by Justin Tanis is one of the two most influential books in transgender theology (the other being Omnigender). First published by Pilgrim Press in 2003, this book was originally Tanis’s D.Min dissertation. It was out of print for a time and was republished as Trans-Gender: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith in 2018, now by Justin Sabia-Tanis under the umbrella of Wipf and Stock. Continue reading “Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith, 2003 and 2018” →
I wrote a book! OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation.
We’re going to hold a book launch event at Tabernacle United Church in (University City) Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 starting at 6pm. This is also the eve of the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, so we hope that some folk who are arriving will also be able to join us!! (Can’t do Wednesday night? How about Saturday (July 27) at Old First?)
Continue reading “Philly Book Launch Event!” →