Bible Bash: Genesis 3 Clothing Our Disappointment Adam, Eve, and God in the Garden

From his continued curiosity about how we develop theologies that sustain us during periods of disappointment, Liam takes a look at Genesis 3.

Regular listeners may recall the Drawing Near episode when Liam shared the story of a Rabbi, at his conversion, asking him, Do you have a theology of disappointment to sustain you when the institution of Judaism and your fellow Jews disappoint you?

In this episode, Liam confesses this question continues to pester and inspire him. From the position of thinking through those moments when he disappoints himself, when other people leave him crestfallen, and he feels a bit disconsolate about human nature, Liam takes a closer look at the story of Adam and Eve and their troubling misadventure in the garden of Eden.

Afterward, Don offers an other text for consideration—surprisingly, a short paragraph from Liam’s book, Trans-Forming Proclamation: A Transgender Theology of Daring Existence.

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In each episode of Bible Bash Podcast, , Liam Michael Hooper, a white trans Bible scholar and Don Durham, a white, cis, heterosexual farmer, minister, and podcaster take turns presenting the text. They then discuss. In addition, each episode they present another text, a non-Biblical text of note--religious or secular--that may or may not correspond to the Bible text.

Bible Bash Podcast is a collaborative project created by Liam Hooper, Don Durham, and Peterson Toscano.

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