Episodes

November 24, 2021

Jes Kast: Should Queer Christians Stay In Conservative Churches?

In this episode Mason chats with Jes Kast (and the occasional appearance of her puppy) about whether queer Christians should stay in conservative churches or not. We also talk about why I should become a Calvinist and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Jes Kast ...

November 11, 2021

Dante Stewart: Why Jesus Is Black

Mason chats with Dante Stewart about his new book, Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle. We chat about how infectious white supremacy is and why Jesus is Black, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Dante Stewart is a writer and speaker and recent author o...

October 27, 2021

Hillary McBride: How To Be More Embodied

Mason chat with Hillary McBride about her new book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living. They chat about what science is learning about the body, why embodiment is important to justice, and how you c...

October 13, 2021

Angela Parker: The Oppressive History of Biblical Inerrancy

Mason chats with Dr. Angela Parker about her new book, If God Still Breathes, Why Can't I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority. We chat about the oppressive history of biblical inerrancy, how the Bible ought to shape our faith, and much more. Gues...

September 30, 2021

Elle Dowd: How To Go From Being a White Moderate to Abolitionist

Mason chats with Elle Dowd about her new book, Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist. We chat about how you can go from being a white moderate to an abolitionist and why people of faith should be committed to fighting white supremacy....

September 15, 2021

Brenda Davies: How Sex Can Shape Your Theology

Mason chats live at the 2021 Wild Goose Festival with Brenda Davies about her book, On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel. We chat about her journey through purity culture, how sex can shape our theology, and much more. (Episode disclaimer: Through...

September 01, 2021

Melissa Florer-Bixler: How to Have an Enemy

Mason chats with Melissa Florer-Bixler about her new book How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace. We chat about who are enemies, how we are to love them, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Melissa Florer-Bixler is a Mennonite pastor and ...

August 19, 2021

Keegan Osinski: What Can The Church Learn from Queer People?

Mason chats with his friend Keegan Osinski about her new book, Queering Wesley, Queering the Church. We chat about what the church can learn from queer people, circumcision, how process theology is super queer, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Keegan is a ...

August 05, 2021

Jarel Robinson Brown: Why Black, Queer, Christian Lives Matter

Mason chats with Jarel Robinson-Brown about his new book, Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer: The Church and the Famine of Grace. We chat about why Black, queer, Christian lives matter and Jarel even admits that he's a process theologian. Guest Bio/In...

July 21, 2021

Kat Armas: Abuelita Theology

Mason chats with Kat Armas about her new book, Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about. We chat about what she has learned theologically from the abuelitas in her life and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Kat Armas is a Cuban-American writer a...

July 07, 2021

Mark Charles: An Indigenous Liberation Theology

Mason chats with Mark Charles about his book, Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. We chat all about the Doctrine of Discovery, Mark's theology of land and water, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Mark Charles is...

June 23, 2021

John Thatamanil: Can You Be A Christian and Buddhist?

Mason chats with John Thatamanil about multi-religious participation, what it means to think theologically about participating in multiple religious traditions, and his book about religious diversity. Guest Bio/Info: John Thatamanil is Associate Professo...

June 09, 2021

Arielle Estoria: Why Is Poetry Important to Theology?

Mason chats with Arielle Estoria about why poetry is so important to theology. They also chat about poetry as an embodied theological act and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Arielle Estoria is an accomplished poet, author, and activist. Find Arielle here: ari...

May 26, 2021

Alicia Crosby: How Can Theology Change the World?

Mason chats with Alicia Crosby about the work she's up to in the world. They chat all about how theology can change the world, why digital activism is important in our day and age, and how our bodies inform our theology. Guest Bio/Info: Alicia Crosby is ...

May 12, 2021

Micky ScottBey Jones: Womanism, Activism, and Chaplaincy

Mason chats with Micky ScottBey Jones about her work as womanist caring for the souls of people in activist movements. They chat about movement chaplaincy, womanism, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Micky ScottBey Jones is a womanist, justice doula, author...

April 29, 2021

Abby Norman: Why You Should Cuss At God

Mason chats with Abby Norman about her new book, You Can Talk To God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith. We chat about the importance of lament and how it can change the world. Guest Bio/Info: Abby Norman is a writer, blogger, s...

April 14, 2021

Hannah Bowman: What Does Christianity Have to do With Prison Abolition?

Mason chats with Hannah Bowman about why prison abolition is so important. We also talk about why Christianity demands prison abolition, how universalism relates to prison abolition, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Hannah Bowman is a literary agent, theol...

March 31, 2021

Diana Butler Bass: Freeing Jesus

Mason chats with Diana Butler Bass about her brand new book, Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence. They chat about the Jesus of experience, how process theology influences her understanding of Jesus, and ...

March 17, 2021

Kevin Garcia: How Does Bad Theology Kill?

Mason chats with Kevin Garcia about their book Bad Theology Kills: Undoing Toxic Beliefs & Reclaiming Your Spiritual Authority. They chat all about Kevin's story, how bad theology kills, and how good theology liberates. Guest Bio/Info: Kevin Garcia is an...

March 03, 2021

Casper ter Kuile: Spirituality in Your Everyday Life

Mason chats with Casper ter Kuile about his new book, The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices. They chat all about the spirituality in the everyday things you do, as well as the future of spirituality. Guest Bio/Info: Casp...

February 17, 2021

Dante Stewart: Black Liberation Theology for Today's World

Mason chats with Dante Stewart about black liberation theology and how his story and work is creating a black liberation theology for today's world. They talk about the spirituality of black rage, James Baldwin, and even about the power of social media. ...

February 03, 2021

Rachael Ward: Queering Christianity

Mason chats with Rachael Ward about queering Christianity! They talk all about their journey as a queer Christian, what queer theology is, how one can read the Bible through a queer lens. Guest Bio/Info: Rachael Ward (they/them) is a public theologian an...

January 20, 2021

Monica Coleman: Process Theology and Womanism

Mason chats with Monica Coleman, a renowned process theologian and womanist. They chat about how she got into process theology, how process theology is a liberating theology, and what she's currently up to. Guest Bio/Info: Monica Coleman is a renowned pr...

January 06, 2021

Brian McLaren: What To Do When You Doubt Your Faith

Mason chats with one of his favorite people in the world, Brian McLaren. They chat all about Brian's new book, Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It, and all of the ways doubt is necessary to faith. Guest Bio/Info: B...