Rank #1: Dr. Robin DiAngelo | Being White, Being Marginalized, and Racism - Episode 3
Critical race theorist and author Dr. Robin DiAngelo talks about what it means to be white amongst marginalized identities (hint: we don't get a pass on racism).
Rank #2: Rachel Held Evans is Hopelessly Straight - Episode 44
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans joins Matthias to talk about her process of becoming affirming, what she's learned about being an ally, and her new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.
Rank #3: Vicky Beeching is Undivided - Episode 51
Vicky Beeching is a writer, speaker and equality campaigner named by The Guardian as "arguably the most influential Christian of her generation." Previously, she worked as a songwriter and worship leader throughout her twenties and half of her thirties and her songs are some of the most-sung in churches around the globe. When she came out as gay, all of that changed. On today's episode, Vicky talks about coming out, living with chronic illness, and the importance of Pride.
Rank #4: Matthew Vines on the State of the Movement - E61
Matthew Vines is the author of God and the Gay Christian and founder of The Reformation Project, an organization seeking to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. In this episode, he talks about the state of the queer faith movement in today's political atmosphere.
Rank #5: On Second Adolescence with Sarah Kessler - E73
Sarah Kessler is a life coach (CPC, ELI-MP), speaker, and writer who is passionate about connecting with individuals and empowering them to live a life marked by radical self-love, freedom, and endless possibility. In this episode, she sits down with Matthias to discuss the phenomenon of "second adolescence" many people experience after coming out.
Rank #6: Julien Baker is Uncertain - Episode 47
Julien Baker is a Tennessee based singer/songwriter with a knack for finding the shaky ground between heart-wrenching and cathartic. Her solo debut album, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. In this episode she talks about uncertainty, church hopping, anxiety, and identity.
Rank #7: Alex G | On Crushes and Coming Out - Episode 23
YouTube superstar, Alex G talks about coming out, bi-invisibility, and Jr. High celebrity crushes.
Rank #8: SueAnn Shiah | Why Isn't Your Identity in Christ? - Episode 24
Artist and theologian SueAnn Shiah takes a philosophical approach in answering the pesky question "but, why isn't your identity in Christ?"
Rank #9: Caitlin Stout | Out at a Christian College - Episode 19
Blogger and student Caitlin Stout talks about being out and proud at an evangelical Christian university.
Rank #10: Amelia Markham | Certainty, Theology, and Sin - Episode 11
Advocate and field-organizer, Amelia Markham talks about her journey within Christianity, nuance and certainty, and about a systemic theology of sin.
Rank #11: Robin DiAngelo | This Episode is for White People* - Episode 34
Critical race theorist and author, Dr. Robin DiAngelo sits down to talk with Matthias about holding both marginalized (queer, gender) and privileged (white) identities.
Rank #12: Mihee Kim-Kort Embraced Her Queerness - Episode 60
Mihee Kim-Kort is the author of Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith. She recently came out within a straight-passing relationship and in this episode talks about the process of embracing her identity while in a happy marriage.
Rank #13: Candice Czubernat | Queer Mental Health - Episode 38
Therapist and founder of The Christian Closet, Candice Czubernat discusses the complexities of mental health while living as a queer people of faith.
Rank #14: Rika Lively is on a Gender Journey - E57
Join Matthias and Rika Lively as they discuss gender and its intersections with respectability politics. Rika just finished her first year of seminary and is interested in queer studies as well as studying spiritual trauma. She has worked in the local church over the past seven years in various ministries including communications, missions, and student ministry. In her free time, Rika spends time with her wife, Meaghan, playing Nintendo games and hanging with their dog, Hercules.
Rank #15: Amber Cantorna | Refocusing My Family - Episode 20
Author Amber Cantorna talks about growing up as the daughter of a Focus on the Family executive...and coming out.
Rank #16: Dr. R. Marie Griffith | Sex, Gender, and Politics - Episode 35
Dr. R. Marie Griffith is one of the leading scholars on sex, gender, religion, and American politics. Her new book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics exposes and explores the intimate connection sex has had on politics. Today, she sits down with Matthias to walk back in history and answer the question "how did we get to where we are today in the fight for LGBTQ rights?
Rank #17: Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza | Liberation, Equality, & Collective Flourishing - Episode 4
Trans*gressive Latinx theologian, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza talks on the difference between liberation and equality, collective flourishing, and a theology of radical difference.
Rank #18: Trey Pearson on Grief and Coming Out - Encore Episode
(This is an encore of Episode 26) Recording artist Trey Pearson made headlines when he came out. In this episode, Matthias and Trey discuss Trey's new album and the part of coming out nobody talks about: grief.
Rank #19: Isaac Archuleta | What's Next for The Gay Christian Netwok? - Episode 9
Newly appointed Interim Executive Director of The Gay Christian Network, Isaac Archuleta joins for his first interview since the announcement - find out what's happening in GCN.
Rank #20: Suzanne Stabile on the Enneagram - Episode 49
Enneagram Master Suzanne Stabile joins Matthias to talk about the ways the Enneagram intersects with queerness. Suzanne is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her creative approach to Enneagram instruction. She has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. Suzanne is the author of the newly released book The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships and the co-author of the book The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.