Living Justice

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A Good Man is Hard to Make: A Reflection on Finding My Masculinity through Postcolonial Christology

I am Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), Japanese, Irish, Swedish, and German. Living in the Bible Belt throughout childhood and adolescence was turbulent and at times hostile for someone mixed-race, queer, and transgender. But the silver lining I found despite my turmoil were the numerous encounters I had with who I believe to be a living and resurrected Jesus. These transcendent experiences were what sustained me through 10 years of teaching and preaching that said while everyone “sins and falls short the glory of God,” people like me were especially sick, broken, something to be prayed away, managed, or erased. I embraced this hermeneutic despite what it cost: my physical safety, mental health, and overall spiritual well-being.

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When God Wallops You On the Head (Ep. 40)

We continue our conversation with the illustrious Tuhina Verma Rasche. Tuhina tells us what persuaded her to enter seminary and stick with it (shout out Oakland!), how she became a South Asian female pastor at the historically...

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