Blessed Are The Binary Breakers:"I am God and not a man" Exploring God's gender in the Book of Hosea
Blessed Are The Binary Breakers: "I am God and not a man" Exploring God's gender in the Book of Hosea with Liam Hooper & Peterson Toscano
This episode is a sharing of an episode that first aired on the Bible Bash Podcast on November 30, 2020. Check out more from Bible Bash at https://biblebashpodcast.com/.
By taking on Hosea 11:9, Avery Smith cracks open a rich discussion with Bible Bash co-hosts Liam Hooper and Peterson Toscano.
Avery writes: “I interpret God’s declaration 'For I am God and not a man' in Hosea 11:9 as, among other things, evidence of Their rejection of being assigned a human gender and the roles implied therein.”
Could God be making a declaration of gender? What is Hosea the prophet trying to do and say to the people? And what about God’s radical swings from tenderness to threats of violence?
In addition to covering these topics and more, Avery highlights best practices for ministers and places of worship when addressing non-binary people by name and pronoun.
The entire conversation is fresh, insightful, and a lot of fun.