Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We look forward to the things in store for the Queermergent Podcast in 2012. We are excited to be starting a new year with you and loo forward to sharing many stories in the upcoming year. If you have ideas or requests for themes or guests please let us know!
In our January episode we have the honor of speaking with Rev. Malcolm Himschoot. Thanks for listening!
Rev. Malcolm Himschoot is originally from Colorado. He went east to Amherst College in Massachusetts for a college degree and then, via Guatemala and Russia, back to Colorado to attend the Iliff School of Theology. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2004. He has served interim settings including the Denver Inner City Parish, Plymouth Church in Minneapolis, and the national group The UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.
Pastor Malcolm’s portfolio ministry has included consulting work with the Rocky Mountain Conference, teaching with the Metro Denver Association, anti-poverty advocacy, and grassroots organizing toward bilingual multi-cultural ecumenical faith communities.
He is a parent and a writer, educator and reformer. And a moviestar? An award-winning 2006 UCC documentary on transgender realities bears his name: Call Me Malcolm.
In this podcast Malcolm mentioned a web resource called GenderFold Action Alliance. They say of their organization: The UCC GenderFold Action Alliance empowers and supports transgender/gender variant inclusion through education, leadership development and advocacy. Click here to visit this site and learn more about this important resource.
A brief show reflecting on making meaning this season and a book list for gift giving.
Bulletproof Faith by Candace Chellew Hodge
Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White
Where the Edge Gathers: Building a Community of Radical Inclusion by Yvette A. Flunder
Gay by God by Mike Piazza
Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church (second edition) by Jack Rogers
Fall to Grace by Jay Bakker
A People's History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass
This is our little Thanksgiving show exploring things about which we are thankful.
We also interviewed Shannon Kearns in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance that occurred on November 20th, 2011.
We would truly love to hear your feedback.
With gratitude for you,
Adele and Kimberly
The Queermergent podcast is an extension of the Queermergent blog which is an Emergent Safe House for the LGBTQ Community, Allies, and All Interested People Seeking Understanding.
This, our pilot episode, is released in honor of National Coming Out day, Oct. 11.
In this episode we hear from Rich McCullen of Mission Gathering Church in San Diego, Kathy Baldock of Canyon Walker Connection, Jules Kennedy, and Jay Bakker of Revolution NYC.
We realize this is a very long episode but we hope to offer you the opportunity to hear in depth stories rather than sound bytes. Future episodes will not be nearly this long but the depth will continue. We look forward to hearing from you.
October 11, 2011