Blessed Are The Binary Breakers: The Binary Breaking Transness of Jesus

Blessed Are The Binary Breakers: The Binary Breaking Transness of Jesus - Clip From an Interview with Joseph Peterson


I was honored to be invited onto Kings and Queens, a podcast hosted by Joseph & Nicole Peterson, to talk about Jesus through a trans lens! The full episode is over on their podcast and includes more of my own personal story as well.

For more about the Petersons, visit www.thepetersons.cc.


Click here for the episode transcript.

Talking Points:

  • (0:00 - 3:30) Intro

  • (3:30 - 11:28) Pastoring people into conversations about trans Jesus — why does the idea shock or offend many people? Normativity conflated with morality

  • (11:29 - 14:18) Ideas of gender in Jesus's time and place; Jesus's gender nonconformity: no wife and kids; Mother Hen

  • (14:19 - 19:35) Jesus closeted, coming out; his deep desire to be known by those he loves

  • (19:36 - 23:40) Eunuch Jesus! — happily accepts association with those his world called sexually deviant; reclaiming slurs like eunuch or queer

  • (23:41 - end) Jesus's transition story: genderless divinity entering finite humanity, assigned male at birth

Further Reading

Website: https://www.blessedarethebinarybreakers.com

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