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Rev. Lenny Duncan’s queer, anti-racist, Christian fight for the LGBTQ+ community in SW Washington

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The Rev. Lenny Duncan took a long, winding path to finding his calling as a theologian. He’s an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and pastor of the Jubilee Collective, an LGBTQ+ affirming congregation in Vancouver, Washington. He’s also a queer Black man who spent his youth living on the road, following the Grateful Dead; occasionally selling drugs or doing sex work to get by.He tells his story in his new book, “United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration and Hope.” Full story here

12mins

13 Jun 2021

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Grace Spring Forum Online with Lenny Duncan

The Forum at Grace Cathedral

Grace Spring Forum Online with Lenny Duncan — United States of Grace: Celebrate Pride Monday, June 7, 2021   “The dreamers—those of us still engaged in building and often rebuilding the promises and vision of this country, those of us who are wrestling… we are America. We are the America that I’m writing about.” — Rev. Lenny Duncan     At thirteen, Lenny Duncan was a poor, queer Black teenager from Race Street in West Philadelphia, who climbed aboard a Greyhound bus and left his family behind. What Duncan found, in small towns and big cities across America, is what makes his new memoir so rich, so heartbreaking and so surprisingly patriotic.     Lenny Duncan is a pastor of the Jubilee Collective, a community in Vancouver, Washington; the board chaplain for ReconcilingWorks; and the author of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US and United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope.     Each year the cathedral chooses a theme for inspiration and reflection, and in 2021 our theme is healing. Join Dean Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Duncan about America, and survival, hope and grace.     Support the author and local booksellers — buy his books at The Collective – Oakland. #TheForum #USofGrace   You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Text Think to 76278.     About the guest LENNY DUNCAN (he/him) is a writer, witness, agitator, and pastor of the Jubilee Collective, a community in Vancouver, Washington, where he lives, organized around the idea that maybe Jesus is an anti-racist and loves queer, trans, and two-spirited people, too. Duncan has spent time in all 48 contiguous states, sleeping by the side of the highway or in penthouses along the way. His first book, Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US (2019), was a surprise hit for his publisher. Duncan is the board chaplain for ReconcilingWorks. He has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and Code Switch.   About the host   The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.    About The Forum  The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  https://gracecathedral.org/the-forum/ 

1hr 2mins

8 Jun 2021

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Rev. Lenny Duncan

Exvangelical

This week's guest is Rev. Lenny Duncan. Lenny is a pastor and the author of two books: Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US, and the forthcoming United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope. In this conversation we talk about Rev. Duncan's life, his books, Christianity in America, and America overall. Please note there were some technical difficulties with this recording.Follow Lenny on Twitter and visit unitedstatesofgrace.com.Follow Blake on Twitter, subscribe to his newsletter, and visit his website.Exvangelical is part of the Irreverent Media Group. Visit irreverent.fm to see all the other shows.Buy Exvangelical merch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

16 Apr 2021

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Season 4 Episode 5: Lenny Duncan

The Vicars' Crossing

GUEST: This week Rob, Kevin and Iain welcome Pastor Lenny Duncan. Lenny has been everything from high school dropout, drug dealer, sex worker, street corner poet, hitchhiker, dharma bum, small-town drifter, seminarian, political activist, father, pastor, lover, public theologian, and writer. Now he thrives in the Pacific Northwest where he is the Pastor of the Jubilee Collective. “Jesus is anti-racist and loves queer, trans, two-spirited people too,” says Pastor Lenny. With that in mind, his commitment to antiracism to naming racist structures in the church and the wider community is a commitment to the Way of the Cross. He’s calling now on ‘white folk to do white folk work’ and dismantle White Supremacy. On the heels of his wildly successful book - Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Church in America, Pastor Duncan is about to release his second book. The United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope ~ is a compelling, heartbreaking, inspiring, gutting, giving, prophetic word of hope for a country facing a great challenge. Pastor Duncan has the guys in stitches and in tears. He’s brutally honest and non-apologetic for the truth he boldly tells. BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Each week in February the guys will highlight another Black Canadian Hero. Iain shares his admiration for Viola Desmond. Lenny Duncan talks about Uncle Jimmy Baldwin. IT’S NOT A LIE OF YOU BELIEVE IT:This week Iain talks about his baseball skills... or did he? https://unitedstatesofgrace.com/ This Podcast was recorded on February 17th, 2021. 

1hr 22mins

18 Feb 2021

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007: Shared Value with Rev Lenny Duncan

White Homework

Tori is joined by Rev Lenny to talk about the ways in which he (a Black pastor) and she (a Black atheist) share values and vision for creating a more just world. Ultimately wanting a world that protects the vulnerable is what drives both of us, despite our seemingly antithetical viewpoints. Executive Producers Jeffrey Martin Nate Frazier Producer Jillian Cohan Martin Audio Producer and Editor Nash Propst Artwork Slade Sundar www.sladesundar.com Music by K.Solis --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/toriglass/message

40mins

8 Jul 2020

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BLACK LIVES MATTER - Rev Lenny Duncan

God is Grey

"Lenny Duncan (he/him) is a follower of Jesus Christ and is in a passionate love affair with grace... Lenny has been everything from high school drop out, drug dealer, sex worker, street corner poet, hitchhiker, dharma bum, small town drifter, seminarian, political activists, father, pastor, lover, public theologian, and writer. Now he parties dead sober and thrives in the PNW.He is currently the Mission Developer Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in downtown in Vancouver WA." www.churchwithnoname.org www.lennyduncan.com#revlennyduncan #lennyduncan #dearchurch #progressivechristian #racism #whitesupremacy #blm #blacklivesmatter--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/Godisgrey/support

38mins

3 Jun 2020

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S.4 E.25 A Love Letter from A Black Preacher to the White Church: Rev. Lenny Duncan - Profane Faith

Profane Faith

!!!!!EXPLICIT!!!!! Whoo-wee! This week my guest is none other than Rev. Lenny Duncan...man, you don't want to miss this brutha's story and the work he's doing.

1hr 32mins

25 May 2020

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Lenny Duncan, Lutheran Pastor

The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber

“I run into someone in Boulder, and they're like you want to do some speed? And I was like, ‘hell, yeah.’ And I do some speed, and I just fall off the map.... I didn't see my daughter for 13 years after that.” Lenny now lives in Vancouver, Washington where he is doing the crazy thing of starting a new church. His book, Dear Church, a Love Letter From A Black Preacher to The Whitest Denomination in America, is alternately tender and scathing and non-stop truth-filled. https://twitter.com/lennyaduncan https://www.instagram.com/lennyduncan/

26mins

28 Apr 2020

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#69 Dear Church with Rev. Lenny Duncan

Cafeteria Christian

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1hr 4mins

8 Mar 2020

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Sermon by Lenny Duncan -- 2.28.2020

LSTC Chicago

Pastor Lenny Duncan brought the message on Friday, February 28, during the closing celebration of Black History Month at LSTC: Rejoicing in Blackness!

42mins

6 Mar 2020

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