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I’m really interested in theology and the Bible! How can I learn more?
Bailey Jo Welch is a lesbian Christian who is committed to seeking reconciliation between the LGBTQ community and the conservative Evangelical Church through courageous conversations.
Carly Delavan is a graduate student at Seattle Pacific University studying Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Theology. She finds coming out as Christian to be just as difficult as coming out as asexual. She has a passion for working with the Queer community as it relates to spirituality.
You can find her on the web at liveyourhopes.com.
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Cody Maynus is an M.Div. student at St. John’s School of Theology-Seminary. Cody was baptized by Lutherans, raised by evangelicals, baptized again by Baptists, catechized by Roman Catholic nuns, and is finally at home in the Episcopal Church, where he is discerning ministry. He is a Benedictine Oblate and wishes he were a female medieval mystic.
Davis Roberts is a student of philosophy and religion at Georgia Southern University. Aspiring to seminary, they are interested in doing theology from a queer humanist perspective. They are also excited to one day make a congregation sit through a 20 minute sermon on how Nietzsche was probably right. To see their thoughts on politics, vegan food, and occasionally God you can follow them on Twitter @doseofdavis.
Dianna E. Anderson is a bisexual feminist theologian and the author of Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity (Jericho Books, 2015). She is a graduate student in Women’s Studies, and a Ravenclaw.
Elizabeth B is a lesbian and a trans woman living in the outskirts of the northeastern United States. Her interests are liberation theology, the Bible, leftist anarchism from a Christian perspective, astrophysics, statistics, and girls. Someday she hopes to build an intentional community and anti-capitalist space centered around trans women.
You can find her on the web at girlwhocriedsupernova.tumblr.com.
Jenny is a semi-apostate Catholic who works in academic publishing. She has a long-standing intellectual crush on feminist biblical scholar Phyllis Trible, but still regularly gets her mixed up with Phyllis Schlafly.
Joseph Schattauer Paillé is a 2014 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. You can find his writing at OnBeing.org and in The Cresset. He lives in the Bronx.
Entries (co-written with Sylvia Bull)
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Marissa Sotos is a recent graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife.
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Miriam Samuelson-Roberts is a 2015 graduate of Yale Divinity School. She lives in Minneapolis, MN and is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Sami Clements is a bisexual Christian and a member of the ELCA. She is a social justice advocate and a graphic designer who recently graduated from The New School with a Master’s degree in International Affairs.
She blogs at samijoy.weebly.com.
Sylvia Bull is a 2015 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div/M.A.) and a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She currently works as a graduate research assistant for the Confirmation Project, a Lilly-funded grant to study confirmation in five Protestant denominations in the United States. In 2015-2016, she will serve as the vicar of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boone, NC.
Emmy R. Kegler has a Master’s in Divinity from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minn. She was raised in the Episcopal Church and spent some time in evangelical and non-denominational traditions before finding her home in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is currently awaiting call in the ELCA. While she waits, she works as a self-employed web designer and church curricula writer. She lives in Minneapolis and enjoys biking, board games, books, beer, and babysitting her girlfriend’s dogs.
Find her on Twitter at @emmykegler.
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