Episodes

#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. …

#153: Transitioning Into Pleasure, w/ Rae McDaniel

Aug. 31, 2021

Queer sex therapist and transition coach, Rae McDaniel, get into the deep end of what it is to transition with pleasure, with more ease. It's so much fun. Join us! Learn more about Rae's work www.practicalaudacity.com and on…

#152: Finding God Outside The Church

Aug. 24, 2021

Listen you can take the girl out of pentecostalism but sometimes she finds her soul sibling and acts a mess on the main. Enjoy this convo with @theHannahMoon ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

#151: Actually Healing, w/ Joél Leon

Aug. 11, 2021

Joél Leon is my twitter crush but also someone I highly respect. A story teller and healer, a poet and musician, and someone who make shit primarily for Black folks, I am so grateful to talk about what it is to really really…

#150: Your Body is A Person, w/ Jamie Lee Finch

Aug. 3, 2021

JLF is back and amazing. Go to JamieLeeFinch.com/tiny to get a free 10 mini-course w/ Jamie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

#149: Jesus as Friend, w/ Diana Butler Bass

July 21, 2021

I fucking love Diana. With all my heart. She's incredible. She's luscious and has delicious language. In this convo we talk about her new book, we talk about our love of Jesus and how we move beyond and in our faith. it's go…

#148: Deconstructing Miss Canada, w/ Tara Teng

July 16, 2021

She had two deconstructions, that's how bad ass she is. Embodiment coach, former Miss Canada, and a bisexual biracial poly badass, Tara Teng joins the pod to talk about Embodiment as spiritual practice, deconstruction, faith…

#147: I Wanna Be Your Friend, w/ Corey Killgannon

June 28, 2021

This is episode 6 in our special series with Beloved Arise for pride month! Stream Serenade on Spotify and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

#146: For Anyone Who Believes, w/ TOW'RS

June 23, 2021

Excited to have the geniuses behind the album of SERENADE! Listen to beloved arise's new ablum SERENADE now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices