Episodes

Jonny Rashid: Why Jesus Takes a Side

May 25, 2022

This episode of A People's Theology is sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you apply and are admitted: unitedseminary.edu/apeoplestheology Mason chats with Jonny Ras…

Andre Henry: Why You Shouldn't Debate Racists

May 11, 2022

Mason chats with Andre Henry about his new book, All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep: Hope–and Hard Pills to Swallow–About Fighting for Black Lives . We chat about why you should debating racists and why we need revolution…

Victoria Loorz: Why You Should Pray to Trees

April 28, 2022

This episode of A People's Theology is sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you apply and are admitted: unitedseminary.edu/apeoplestheology Mason chats with Victoria …

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza: How Embodiment Can Change the World

April 13, 2022

This episode of A People's Theology is sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you apply and are admitted: unitedseminary.edu/apeoplestheology Mason chats with Dr. Robyn…

Chichi Agorom: How Can the Enneagram Be a Tool for Black Liberation?

March 30, 2022

This episode of A People's Theology is sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you apply and are admitted: unitedseminary.edu/apeoplestheology Mason chats with Chichi Ag…

Krispin Mayfield: What Attachment Style Do You Have to God?

March 16, 2022

This episode of A People's Theology is sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you apply and are admitted: unitedseminary.edu/apeoplestheology Mason chats with Krispin M…

Christena Cleveland: Why God is a Black Woman

March 2, 2022

Mason chats with Christena Cleveland about her new book, God is a Black Woman . They chat about what the white male God and black woman God mean and why black woman God can lead to liberation. Guest Bio/Info: Christena Cleve…

Thomas Cathcart: Do You Have to Believe in God to be a Christian?

Feb. 16, 2022

Mason chats with Thomas Cathcart about whether you have to believe certain doctrines to be a Christian, religionless Christianity, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Thomas Cathcart is a New York Times best-selling author and th…

Tom Oord: What is Open and Relational Theology?

Feb. 2, 2022

Mason chats with Tom Oord about his book Open and Relational Theology: An Introduction to Life-Changing Ideas . They chat about what open and relational theology is, why it matters, and how it can be liberating. Guest Bio/In…

Yolanda Pierce: The Faith of Black Women

Jan. 19, 2022

Mason chats with Yolanda Pierce about her book, In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit . We chat about the faith and life of her grandmother and how her grandmother has shaped her theology.…

Adrian Gibbs and Josh Link: Ex-Evangelical Theology Fantasy Draft

Jan. 5, 2022

In this episode Mason hangs out with Adrian Gibbs and Josh Link from the Dirty Rotten Church Kids podcast. They do an ex-evangelical theology fantasy draft, picking from the the dumbest creationist science to what Calvinist …

Miguel De La Torre: Can Christianity Be Decolonized?

Dec. 22, 2021

Mason chat with Dr. Miguel De La Torre about his new book, Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers. They chat about the history of Christian nationalism and whether or not Christianity can be decolonized. Guest …

Lenny Duncan: Is There Hope for America?

Dec. 8, 2021

Mason chats with Lenny Duncan about Lenny's new book, United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope. We chat about Lenny's story and whether or not there is hope for America. Guest Bio/…

Jes Kast: Should Queer Christians Stay In Conservative Churches?

Nov. 24, 2021

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 m…

Dante Stewart: Why Jesus Is Black

Nov. 11, 2021

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 a…

Hillary McBride: How To Be More Embodied

Oct. 27, 2021

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 impor…

Angela Parker: The Oppressive History of Biblical Inerrancy

Oct. 13, 2021

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 …

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

Sept. 30, 2021

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 committe…

Brenda Davies: How Sex Can Shape Your Theology

Sept. 15, 2021

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…

Melissa Florer-Bixler: How to Have an Enemy

Sept. 1, 2021

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-Bix…

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

Aug. 19, 2021

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…

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

Aug. 5, 2021

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 pr…

Kat Armas: Abuelita Theology

July 21, 2021

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 Arma…

Mark Charles: An Indigenous Liberation Theology

July 7, 2021

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. G…