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.
(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
Ep 40 of this podcast — "Goodness Embodied: An Intersex, Nonbinary First Human & a Disabled Risen Christ"
Ep 32 of this podcast — "A Queer Nativity: God's transition; Mary's trans-gressive yes; and Joseph's trans-formation into an ally"
Chris Paige's book OtherWise Christian