A Tiny Revolution
Summary: Because all revolutions start out as conversations between friends. That is exactly what we’re trying to do here: have conversations that actually matter, tiny revolutions that all contribute to the better ment of the world. Each week, join host Kevin Garcia for conversations with ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and celebrate the everyday victories and stories in your life.
Carla Sofia, aka La Mechuda, is a Lesbian Latina Christian making queer Christian content en Español! (Sounds familiar, right?) In this conversation we talk about the reality of being queer in Latin America, and all the challenges that are facing her, her home country, and the fight for LGBTQ equality and inclusion in her region. ... Support Carla Sofia at www.Patreon.com/lamechuda and be sure to connect with her across social media @lamechuda + check out her website www.LaMechuda.com
Amber Cantorna is back back back again with her newest book, Unashamed: a coming out guide for LGBTQ Christians. We talk about the last book, the new book, and just navigating the waters of coming out while Queer and Christian. It's so much fun. enjoy it. ... Get her new book here: https://amzn.to/2YaNOQj and follow her @AmberCantorna and her website www.ambercantorna.com ... Liked the show? Become a sustaining partner on Patreon! www.patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Christian Berry is the full-time crystal daddy of Everyday Magic, a small business in Durham, NC curating crystals and other magic working items. Like myself, Christian grew up in the south which means that evangelicalism was our base and then we grew from there. We have a DEEP discussion about faith and evolving faith and the different ways we experience God. It's super lovely and I hope you love it too. ... Follow Christian across the internet @ChristianTberry and check out his website www.Christiantberry.com. ... ... New Designs are available now at www.QueerlyBeloved.shop ... Become a supporting partner and make more queer content possible: www.patreon.com/thekevingarcia
For all of you who are hurting, I love you. I'm here for you. And I'm standing with you.
Lenny Duncan (he/him) is a follower of Jesus Christ and is in a passionate love affair with Grace. March 2018 he was issued a call to serve the people of Jehu's Table from the Metro New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a mission developer (church planter.) He is also a frequent voice on the intersection of the Church and the cries of the oppressed. He pays special attention to Black Liberation movements in his work, and lifts up the frequent intersection with other marginalized peoples. He believes that the reason the ELCA has remained so white is a theological problem, not a sociological one. He holds a Master of Divinity from United Lutheran Seminary. His upcoming book is called "Dear Church: A Love Letter to the Whitest Denomination in the US" comes out July 22. You can follow Lenny Duncan across social media @LennyADuncan, and on his website www.lennyduncan.com ... Loved the episode? Support the podcast . by becoming a sustaining partner on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Cindy didn't grow up in a religious household, but did attend a school for missionary kids in Taiwan where she converted, and spent most of her formative years in fundamentalist Evangelicalism. And then her faith shifted and didn't stop shifting. Now, Cindy writes about living life and parenting unfundamentalist. ... Follow Cindy across social media @cindy_w_brandt and check out her website at cindywords.com ... get all your queerly beloved merch at www.queerlybeloved.shop ... Liked the show? Become a supporting partner through Patreon! www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Matt Nightingale is an educator, musician, speaker, writer and spiritual director living and working in the North San Francisco Bay Area. He is a teacher at Sonoma County Day School in Santa Rosa and the worship leader at The Quest in Novato. For seventeen years, Matt worked as a worship pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, serving churches in Redwood City, CA; Houston; Tulsa; Seattle and Santa Rosa. He is currently finishing a certification program in spiritual direction through The Journey Center in Santa Rosa. As a gay Christian, Matt is passionate about the intersection of sexuality and spirituality, and he works to create safe, sacred space for people exploring these identities. His TEDx talk, Choosing Gratitude and Hope, with his former wife, Luanne Nightingale, tells their story of mixed-orientation marriage, an evolving understanding of faith and sexuality, and the painful but necessary choice of divorce, all within the context of gratitude and hope. ... You can connect with Matt on his website: www.mattnightingale.com, on socials @MattNigtingale. Also in the podcast we talked about BT Harman on the podcast, and his blog, Blue Babies Pink can be found at www.bluebabiespink.com. ... If you liked this podcast, consider supporting it on Patreon. Details and perks can all be found here: www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia ... BTW: www.QueerlyBeloved.shop is up and live! Go sign up for the mailing list to be the first to find out when our friends and famiy pre-sale launches.
You know that feel when your favorite people are also incredibly gifted humans and they also happen to be ur frandzzz? That's who Lisa and Michael Gungor are to me. So weird. So lovely. So perfectly human. We talk about everything on this podcast, and I hope you love it as much as I did. ... Follow Gungor across social media @GungorMusic Lisa can be found @LisaGungor and Michael can be found @MichaelGungor (Gooble them you will find them). ... Loved this podcast? Support the work by becoming a sustaining partner! www.patreon.com/thekevingarcia ... Want to get some QueerlyBeloved Swag? go peep the website www.QueerlyBeloved.shop
This is part 1 of my LIVE show at QCF this past Jan. In this episode we are just cutting up and having fun. We start off with never have i ever and the evolve into advice, talking about jealousy, art, race. It's good stuff and I hope you enjoy it. ... Back the kickstarter: www.QueerlyBeloved.shop Support this shit on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Nadia Bolz-Weber is a writer, speaker, pastor, and all around bad ass woman. A critically acclaimed, NYT best selling author and founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, she's in the midst of releasing her newest work, "Shameless: a sexual reformation." In this convo, we talk about our journeys, being's 8's on the enneagram, learning to become vulnerable, love, and of course, SEX. Enjoy! ... Connect with Nadia across social media @SarcasticLutheran and on her website, www.NadiaBolzWeber.com. Send her your purity rings to be melted into a vagina statue and buy her book. Shameless: A Sexual Reformation goes on sale Jan 29, 2019. ... Liked this conversation? Make more content like this possible by becoming a sustaining parther through Patreon. www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Melissa Greene is a creative, a musician, a spiritual leader, and one dope ass human living in Nashville and helping lead a community named Imaginarium. In this conversation, we dive into what life is like in post-Christian land, what spirituality looks like now versus within a classical Church setting, and generally have some lolz. ... Connect with Melissa @MelissaGreene and at www.MelissaGreene.net, and check out Imaginarium at www.Imaginarium.life
Jared Byas of The Bible for Normal People joins me today to basically fix my life because obviously my ass needs it. ... Connect with Jared across social media @JByas, at JByas.com and listen to his podcast with Pete Enns, The Bible for Normal People, available wherever you listen to your podcasts. ... Liked this show? Become a sustaining partner on Patreon this month and get my new Xmas EP, "Make the Yule Tide Gay."
DEATH AND SEX AND EUCHARIST! Like... does it get any better? Caleb Wilde is a fifth-generation funeral director who has the freshest take on death I have ever encountered. Literally, this is one of my favorite conversations. We cover a whole lot and go real real deep. Just dive in. You'll love it. ... If you haven't yet, become a sustaining partner on Patreon. Even as little as $1 a month gets this shit into the hands of more people who need it. www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated artist, writer, speaker, activist, and all-around badass woman. She was CCM royalty for 5ever before her hiatus and then her eventual coming out (before it was cool to be a queer Christian). Since then, she's traveled all over, released 2 new albums, and is going to be the featured speaker at the Q Christian Fellowship 2019 National Conference! I know y'all will love this conversation. ... Connect with Jennifer across social media @Jennifer_Knapp, and check her out at www.JenniferKnapp.com .... Like the show? Support it by becoming a sustaining partner through Patreon. Not to mention the sweet perks, like the new show #DecentAdvice! Coming to your feed soon! www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia
Garrard Conley is the author of the best selling book, Boy Erased, now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, and Troye Sivan among others. I connected with Garrard a few years ago, and we talked about the book when it was first coming out. Since then, the book has been translated into multiple languages, and this story has taken the masses by storm. In this encore interview, you'll hear me and Garrard talk about our past, our upbringings in the south, and more. Note: it's a little dated! BUT! It's still a delightful time. ... Connect with Garrard Conley across social media @Gayrodcon and on his website, GarrardConley.com. And be sure to pick up "Boy Erased" wherever you get your books, and then go see the film in theatres everywhere SUPER soon! ... Connect with me and all the content I make over at theKevinGarcia.com, and learn how you can make more content like this possible by becoming a sustaining partner on Patreon. www.patreon.com/thekevingarcia