Shannon T.L. Kearns
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May, 2011
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Lectionary Thoughts: 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
May 30, 2011
activism

1 peter 4.12-14 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God,…

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Podcast: From Fundamentalist to Anarchist
May 27, 2011
activism

Today’s podcast is a recording of a talk I gave at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. In this talk I share my spiritual journey and how I moved from being a fundamentalist to an anarchist. You can listen to the podcast here or on iTunes. from fundamentalist to anarchist For more information about the things mentioned in today’s podcast: Camp Osiris If you are interested in watching the rap that I show to the folks in attendance, you can do…

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Thoughts On Marriage
May 26, 2011
activism

The other night a friend messaged me and asked if I would go with her to our state capitol to ask the house to not pass an amendment that would place a measure on the ballot asking whether the constitution should be amended to prevent not gay marriage (which is already illegal). I went home, put on my clergy collar and we went. We spent hours and hours listening to tearful Democratic leaders (and one very brave Republican) ask for…

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Book Review: Days of War, Nights of Love
May 25, 2011
activism

Days of War, Nights of Love: Crimethink For Beginners by the Crimethinc Workers Collective is an interesting book. Here’s what I wrote about it when I first read it: “This book took me a little while to get into, but once I did I really enjoyed it. Part anarchist primer, part field manual it works at exposing the corruption of the world we live in while also pointing the way to a new reality. I would have appreciated some more…

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lectionary thoughts: 1 Peter 3:13-22
May 23, 2011
activism

1 peter 3.13-22 Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep…

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Podcast: Allyson Robinson
May 20, 2011
activism

My guest today is Allyson Robinson. Allyson works for the HRC as the Associate Director of Diversity. We talk about her time in the US military, her spiritual background, and what led her to becoming an activist. You can listen to the podcast here, or on iTunes. allysonrobinson For more information: Allyson on Facebook Allyson on twitter HRC’s Transgender Issues landing page Transgender news at HRC’s blog, HRC Backstory HRC’s new Back to Work Program, empowering transgender job seekers who…

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thinking out loud
May 19, 2011
activism

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about a lot of things; my future, how my faith should shape that future, my role in the church, etc. etc. etc. It can get kind of exhausting, but I know that it’s important to be thinking about these things and trying to figure things out. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to share my faith journey with a group of people. It’s the first time I have really tried to…

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Book Review: "Jesus Freak" by Sara Miles
May 18, 2011
book reviews

Right around Easter I was feeling the need to read something that would nourish me spiritually. I wanted something that was less academic but that wouldn’t make the academic side of me scream. I had read Sara Miles’ first book Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion while I was in seminary. I devoured it. It was just what I had needed at that time. So while looking for something to read I picked up Sara’s next book Jesus Freak: Feeding…

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Lectionary Thoughts: 1 Peter 2:2-10
May 16, 2011
lectionary

The following is a sermon I wrote for a chapel at my seminary. It’s definitely specific to that place, but I think there are thoughts within that can resonate to people elsewhere. 2Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— 3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and 5like…

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Podcast: Joy Ladin
May 13, 2011
podcast

Today’s podcast features an interview with Joy Ladin. She is a professor and an extraordinary poet. Joy talks about her transition, working at an orthodox Jewish university and shares some of her poetry. You can listen to the podcast here or download it on iTunes. For more information about Joy, and to read her books/poetry see the following: Joy’s Books A review of Joy’s book “Transmigrations”. Two poems on the Lambda Literary site. A review by Amos Lassen of “Coming…

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