When I started my transition I desperately wanted to find stories in Scripture that resonated with my experience, but no one was really doing transgender theology back in 2008. So as I continued on my gender journey I also started doing theology from this unique perspective. When I shared the work I was doing I found that it resonated deeply; not just with other trans folks but with straight and cisgender folks as well!
Better understanding the lives and journeys of trans and nonbinary folks can open up and expand your understanding of your own gender and your faith as well. This will help you to advocate more deeply for trans inclusion as well as enrich your own faith.
Even though I’ve been doing this work for over a decade now, the field of trans theology is still pretty new and much of what is available is either geared toward explaining gender identity (and making a case for trans inclusion) to cisgender folks OR is academic in nature.
At QueerTheology.com we think there is a middle way: theology anchored in the lives and experiences of transgender and nonbinary people that is also accessible to folks outside of academia. We believe that trans and nonbinary folks have unique insights into Scripture and faith and when they share them ALL people can benefit (not just trans folks).
In Transfigured, a course on transgender theology, we dive in to the differences between queer and trans theology, provide a Scriptural basis for doing trans theology, and then dive into ways that texts can be interpreted through a trans lens.
There is a track for cisgender folks and a track for trans folks. Each track has overlap but is also designed to take you deeper in your journey. There are lots of reflections and prompts to guide you through your own work.
We believe this work is vital to the faith of trans and nonbinary folks and our straight/cisgender supporters. We hope you’ll join us.
|Registration will open on October 13th through October 22nd and the optional kick-off call will be Sunday, October 24th at 4:00pm EST/8:00pm GMT/ 5:00am Oct 25 AUS|