Episodes

#177: Dead Dad Club, w/ Garrison Hayes

Sept. 29, 2022

Trigger warning: grab a fucking tissue box. Garrison Hayes joins me to talk about his work as a maker on TikTok, as well as his own history with church shit, and we also start talking about the grief of losing our parents, …

#176: The Contemplative Tarot, w/ Brittany Muller

Sept. 15, 2022

Mysitc Catholicism? Tarot and christianity? Brittany Muller is here to talk about it all and her new book The Contemplative Tarot: a Christian Guide to the Cards. Follow her work @Blessed.Vigil . Join the Tarot's Cool Worksh…

#175: The God Who Riots, w/ Damon Garcia

Aug. 25, 2022

Damon Garcia (he/him) is a writer, video essayist, and public theologian for a liberative Christianity. His work is inspired by liberation theology, decolonial theory, and anti-capitalist politics as he helps people unsettle…

#174: We Need To Talk, w/ Malynda Hale

Aug. 19, 2022

Malynda Hale is the host of We Need To Talk. We talk faith, deconstruction, entertainment, whiteness, y mas. Follow @MalyndaHale all the places. Events! Q Worship Collective Weekend! Aug 25-28 in the LA Area! Get Tickets THE…

#173: Christian Nationalism 101 w/Tim Whitaker

Aug. 3, 2022

Let's ask the tough questions. Like WTF America? This is part one in the series on Christian nationalism, the current status of Church and state, and what maybe we can do about this. Follow Tim @theNewEvangelicals . Join the…

#172: Homebrewed Faith, w/ Tripp Fuller

July 15, 2022

Tripp Fuller and me shoot the shit and get weird. Follow Tripp @TrippFuller and TrippFuller.com join the community: thecrowdedtable.mn.co Apply For the Fall Cohort '22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…

#171: On "Affirming" Queer Folks, w/ Propaganda

July 5, 2022

Y'all A convo that I've wanted to have for a long time. @Prophiphop joins me to talk about his journey in music, within Christian music industry stuff, and we also talk about how and when he became affirming of queer people.…

#170: Yass Jesus! w/ Daniel Franzase + Azariah Southworth

June 7, 2022

Both grew up evanglical. Both were very afraid to be themselves. Both are now creating space to let other queer folks know that no one can take God away from you. All month long we're gonna be talking to and about QUEERS and…

#169: Anti-Excellence, w/ Nadia Bolz-Weber

May 17, 2022

Nadia Bolz-Weber is back and we get into some yummy stuff around what spiritual community could look like in this brave new world. Among other things. It's very fun. Follow her stuff at NadiaBolzWeber.com Please rate the sho…

#168: Magical Black Girl, w/ Evelyn from The Internets

April 26, 2022

Y'all, Evelyn is someone who if you ain't know, you need to. Follow her work at evelynfromtheinternets .com. Follow @ theKevinGarcia across social media. Join the Crowded Table! A dope online spiritual community: thecrowdedt…

#167: The Magic of Our Bodies, w/ Audrey Assad

April 11, 2022

CW: in this episode Audrey and Kevin talk a little about their relationship with working out, fitness, and body shame stuff. So just listen and take care of yourself. (It's not a long part of the convo, so you can skip forwa…

#166: God Is a Black Woman, w/ Dr. Christena Cleveland

March 28, 2022

God is a Black woman. No we will not be taking questions. Follow Christena Cleveland, PhD., on Twitter , Instagram , and on ChristenaCleveland.com . Get her book everywhere! Follow @ theKevinGarcia across social media. Join …

#165: All The White Friends I Couldn't Keep, w/ Andre Henry

March 21, 2022

Follow Andre @theAndreHenry, and go to AndreHenry.co to get the book, All The White Friends I Couldn't Keep, Available March 22, 2022. Join us in ATL on April 2 for the Crowded Table! A Day long spiritual retreat and get to…

#164: Hellsong, w/ Janice Lagata

March 4, 2022

All tea. All shade. With one of Hillsongs former top leaders turned exvangelical podcaster and content maker, Janice Lagata. Follow her work @ godhasnotgiven Follow @ theKevinGarcia across social media. Join the Crowded Tabl…

#163: This Here Flesh, w/ Cole Arthur Riley

Feb. 24, 2022

The creator of Black Liturgies and author of the debut This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories that Make Us. In the convo we talk about practice, creating space for Black bodies in lament and liturgy. It's…

#162: The Naked Pastor, w/ David Hayward

Dec. 23, 2021

You've probably seen his cartoons before you've seen his face. but! regardless, you're gonna love this. Follow David Hayward across the internet @nakedpastor Join the Crowded Table community: Patreon.com/thekevingarcia Learn…

#161: The Wisdom of Your Body, w/ Hillary McBride, PhD

Nov. 25, 2021

Your friend and mine! Hillary McBride is back on the pod! She's sharing about her new book, the Wisdom of Your Body, and we both talk about how our bodies have healed, how she deals with chronic pain issues, what it is to lo…

#160: The Skeletons in Liberty's Closet, w/ Lucas Wilson

Nov. 16, 2021

Luke Wilson is a dope ass human working towards his PhD and currently working towards a post doc on the queer oral history of America's largest Evangelical university, Liberty University. Today we talk about surviving conver…

#159: Fierce Love, w/ Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Nov. 9, 2021

What does a universalist have to say about the love of Christ for our fucked up world? A lot. Join me and my mama Jacqui Lewis. She is incredible. Follow her @RevJacquiLewis and get her book at JacquiLewis.com Get FIERCE LOV…

#158: Red Lip Theology, w/ Candice Marie Benbow

Nov. 4, 2021

Multi-genre theologian, essayist, and bad ass, Candice Marie Benbow, joins to talk about her story, her faith, calling on ancestors at the same time we talk about Jesus, seeing signs in the birds, and her new book. Red Lip T…

#157: A Gay Christian Coming of Age Story, w/ Stacey Chomiak

Oct. 22, 2021

The first illustrated queer christian memoir. And maybe the first illustrated memoir I have ever heard of? Buy STILL STACE from your local book seller, and follow @ Chomiaks on Instagram. New Merch: thekevingarcia.com/merch …

#156: The Honest Enneagram, w/Sarajane Case

Oct. 6, 2021

Author, internet human, bad ass, and a friend o mine, Sarajane Case of @enneagramandcoffee joins me to share about her journey over pandemic, how her view of the enneagram has shifted since the start of her work, and what pr…

#155: Purity Culture, PTSD, and Parenting w/ Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers

Sept. 14, 2021

Dr. Tina is an author, psychotherapist, professor, speaker, and bad ass who has been talking about the damage of purity culture since 2006. her newest book, Shameless Parenting, tackles how to raise your kids without the sha…

#154: Religion Shouldn't Hurt, w/ Troy Moore-Heart

Sept. 9, 2021

What does healing look like for queer folk on the otherside of religious trauma? Today, Troy Moore-Heart of @ReligionShouldntHurt Instagram comes to talk about that project, and the hope he has for the future of our people. …