Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

It’s about the time of year that my friend Fr. Shay Kearns organizes a Queer Theology Synchroblog. Last year, the theme was “The Queer God”; I wrote a post on how questioning complementarian theology meant queering my understanding of God. You can also check out all the posts from the 2012 synchroblog.

This year’s synchroblog will be on October 1st, 2013. You can find more information on how to participate below [originally posted at Anarchist Reverend, Fr. Kearns site].

Text: QUEER CREATION: a synchroblog. Background: a large, leafy tree in a sunny, open field. The horizon is a line of trees.Over the past two years I’ve hosted a synchroblog on queer theology; this year it’s moving to a new site and will be even bigger!

At we believe that queer people have more to offer the world than what we are not. We believe that queer and trans* people have voices that matter; we have insights into theology and faith that deepen the conversation not just for other queer people but for non-queer people as well.

We believe that queer theology is about so much more than the clobber passages; about convincing people that we are worthy of love and of a place in religious community. We believe that the conversation around queer and trans* experience needs to be led by queer and trans* people.

The idea of the synchroblog is simple: On a certain day (this year, Tuesday October 1st) a group of people write on the same topic.

Our theme this year (submitted by @awhooker via twitter) is “Queer Creation”. You could write about the creation story from a queer perspective, about the queerness you find in creation, about how queer people create theology, etc. You can take this in any direction you want. It’s about creating new and vibrant queer theologies.

We want as many people to participate as possible, so please spread this call far and wide. You can post this graphic on your FB page, share it on twitter, use in on your blog, or send it to a friend via email.

I can’t wait to see all of your posts!

Just a reminder: This is really about highlighting the gift of queer theology to the church and the world. This is not about apologetics, not about convincing other people that we are worthy, or that we should be given rights. All of those things have their place, but this is about something different. This is a time to focus on the positive contributions. The synchroblog is open to people of all faith traditions.

(For more information, including how to participate, click!)