We chat with activist and scholar Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza about their journey towards reconnecting with their body, and the role bodies play in dismantling oppression. Robyn inhabits a non-binary, autistic, trans, Latinx body, and we ask if they were able to find a safe space within church for their embodiment journey, whether the Christianity they inherited needed deconstructing, and whether they could find a home in a more progressive Christianity. After the interview Tim Nash and Joy Brooks talk about their experiences growing up evangelical and the role that reconnecting with their bodies has played in the deconstruction and ongoing evolution of their faith. Interview starts at 15m 11s Show Notes → The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page or our Nomad members page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug! If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page. Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.
Has woke theology gone too far? Calvin Robinson & Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
Anti-woke Anglican ordinand Calvin Robinson engages with Transqueer Latinx theologian Dr Robyn Henderson-Espinoza on whether 'woke' theology is creating a more inclusive faith or a dangerous diversion from historic Christianity. For Dr Robyn Henderson-Espinoza: https://linktr.ee/irobyn For Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
#126: Transqueer Theology and Latinx Voices with special guest, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza (Decolonizing Christianity Series)
Heretic Happy Hour
Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity’s White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance. In our penultimate episode in the Decolonizing Christianity series, transqueer activist, Latinx scholar, and founder of the Activist Theology Project, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, helps us understand Christian Theology through the Transqueer and Latinx lens. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
122. Creating More Connected Community (w/ Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza)
Dr. Robyn talks developing relationships with our bodies; sitting and BREATHING (coregulation) in nature; rejecting & reclaiming spirituality; autism (sensory overwhelm); & MORE. Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza (TransQueer Latinx Activist Scholar & Politicized Theologian) joins me for a heart-felt conversation about co-creating & rebuilding heart-centered communities and connections (with ourselves, our bodies and our communities)! We also talk: relationships as HEALING; proliferating love; a love-hate relationship with humanity; eating food together as powerful connection; the transactional nature of capitalism; needing better models to pattern ourselves after; fragmenting of self; spirituality as CONNECTION; reconnecting to our inner truth; having ideas, not answers; sitting in nature and remembering how to BE (SLOW down); defining 'god'; atheism & agnosticism; pantheism (god in everything); forest bathing & earthing; the slow road back to self; composting social media; the challenge of being around people; the paradox of being meaningfully very small and very big; and MORE! AND Non Wels joins to talk about reconnecting with our inner-child. Pre-order his Dear Childhood Me journal. Connect with Dr. Robyn. Recorded March 14, 22 (Intro: April 4&5) 2022. SUPPORT via PATREON*: patreon.com/feelinweird/ Buy MERCH: kyeplant.bandcamp.com/ DONATE via Paypal Review, Rate & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Instagram: @feelinweirdpod Website: www.feelinweird.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Here's a list of EVERY regular & bonus Feelin Weird episode :) *Please consider contributing $5-50/month to support the show (and receive ~100 bonus episodes)
Today we are excited to be a part of the book launch for Dr Robyn Henderson Espinoza’s book - BODY BECOMING: A PATH TO OUR LIBERATION. The body that Robyn Henderson-Espinoza inhabits is a nonbinary body, a trans body, a body in two races--and a body continually in discovery. Theirs is also a body on sojourn invested in experience, body understanding, and engagement in and for human thriving. Henderson-Espinoza relates coming into a new body story, beginning with the deep emotional work of connecting the abstract intelligence of their mind with their body's intelligence, to explore the relationship between living and becoming, doing and listening.Combining that deep listening and living with their work in activism, Body Becoming offers us a way of understanding the body beyond constructions--political or medical-industrial-complex defined--toward cultivating the body as important in our endeavours to build a more inclusive vision for democracy.This podcast was recorded on March 11th, 2022.
Body Becoming: A Conversation with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
This Is Not Church Podcast
In this episode we chat with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is a TransQueer Activist, Latinx Scholar, and Politicized Theologian working in the borderlands of church and faith communities, social change movements, and higher education institutions. Important to note about Dr. Robyn is that they are a non-binary Transgender Latinx who is trained as a constructive philosophical theologian and holds a PhD in Religion from the University of Denver. They attended seminary at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University. Dr. Robyn teaches in the field of theology and ethics, while also is engaged in the work of social change by participating in varying social justice projects. Dr. Robyn is the Founder of the Activist Theology Project, a collaborative project working to incubate sustainable change in innovative ways using advocacy, art, somatics, and story-telling. Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza new book Body Becoming: A Path To Our Liberation will be released on 3/29/22 You can follow Dr. Robyn on: FacebookTwitterInstagram You can find all things Dr. Robyn related on their website You can purchase Dr. Robyn's books on Amazon.com You can connect with us on FacebookInstagram Twitter Want to help us with our future episodes of This Is Not Church Podcast? Join us on Patreon where you will get access to exclusive patron content such as early access to episode, videos of upcoming episodes, and live Q&A sessions. Also check out our website for upcoming interviews and blog posts Each episode of This Is Not Church Podcast is expertly engineered by our producer The Podcast Doctor Eric Howell. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast you need to connect with Eric!
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode TranscriptWe are bodies nested together on this planet and have lost connection with one another as well as ourselves. How do we begin to reconnect with that which we are?Guest Bio:Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is a transqueer activist, Latinx scholar, and public theologian. They are the founder of the Activist Theology Project, a collaborative project committed to the collective work of social healing. A thought-leader, teacher, ethicist, and poet of moral reason, Henderson-Espinoza is a visionary thinker working at the forefront of movements dismantling supremacy culture and bridging with radical difference. They live in Nashville, Tennessee.Web: drrobynhendersonespinoza.comActivist Theology Porch Twitter: @irobynInstagram: @irobynFacebook: /drirobynGuest Music byYou can also find all the musical selections from all our episodes on our Spotify Playlist. Check out all the things over at the store...it's a great way to support the show www.canisaythisatchurch.com/storeWhat are you waiting for; consider becoming a Patreon supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $3/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported. Follow the show:Facebook, Twitter, StoreAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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In Relationship with Difference w/ Dr. Roberto Che Espinoza
Dirty Rotten Church Kids
This week we had the pleasure of speaking with author/podcaster/scholar/public ethicist Dr. Roberto Che Espinoza (ActivisTheology!). We talk about his embodiment journey, the deconstruction that occurred during seminary, existing in the in-between space and re-contextualizing theology. We also talk about being in relationship with old church friends and play a game of Improv Ad Spot.Brought to you by the Clinging Cross™️ and #CoolIsMePleaseHelpFind Dr. Roberto Che Espinozahttps://irobyn.com/Irreverent Media Groupwww.irreverent.fmDRCK Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/dirtyrottenchurchkidsDRCK Merchhttps://dirtyrottenchurchkids.creator-spring.com/?One hour of 90s classic old library music - instrumental background music made for TVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fzBTxtDM-UDr. Robyn's theme songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1zLBSlgAfQIntro theme " Up In My Jam (All Of A Sudden) – Kubbi"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDexBj46oNI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
182: How to transform culture + smash the patriarchy - with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
The Simplifiers Podcast
Friends, we’re going there - let’s talk about how to transform culture and smash the patriarchy. But first, let’s define what the patriarchy is… it’s a social system in which men hold primary power and they predominantly hold roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. This affects us all… including men, as well. So surely, there is something better. My special guest today is Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and they are simplifying how to transform culture and smash the patriarchy. Their work in the world is all about helping folks understand their role in all of this and show us the way to lean into deeper connections, greater understanding, and most importantly, get into relationship with others who are nothing like us. Here’s how. My special guest today is Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and they are simplifying how to transform culture and smash the patriarchy We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: Their take on “cancel culture” - what it is and what it does to shunt productive conversations and true action towards positive change - also, how to create safe spaces for sometimes awkward conversations “Diversity and inclusion” are such buzzwords these days… How can small business owners make positive change in their workplace and company culture that actually will move the needle forward What two questions you need to ask yourself first when considering your own identity and the positive changes you want to see and create in the world next that will transform the culture around you How to get into deeper relationships with people who are different than you and how to move past the fear of getting out of your comfort zone to (actually) do it …and ultimately, learn how the patriarchy is affecting our society in ways that may NOT be seen on the surface… And how to begin to dismantle it, in big or small ways. If you’ve been listening to The Simplifiers Podcast for awhile now, you know we don’t shy away from hard conversations. And this is not an easy topic to simplify, but one well worth having. My hope always is to help us all spark new ideas, new questions to ponder around the work table, and to help create positive change in the world. Thank you for tuning in and being open to consider new viewpoints that might be challenging to your current beliefs. We learn together - we grow together… it’s time to simplify! Q: Are you ready to transform culture and smash the patriarchy? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing! Show notes available with all LINKS mentioned here:https://thesimplifiers.com/podcast/robyn-henderson-espinoza-smash-the-patriarchy