Posts tagged gender theory
Queering Theology: Christ in Stilettos

Gender is simultaneously an unimportant performance and a vital part of one’s identity. It has social signals and private understandings. But one thing it does not do is this: it does not determine our standing before God. It never has, and it never will. This isn’t feminists erasing gender – this is queer theologians recognizing the immense complexity of gender and the recognition that God’s love extends to all of us. God’s love breaks down those boundaries, those boxes that become our prisons. That is liberation. That is freedom.

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Back to Basics: The Performance and Presentation of Gender

The beauty of the Gospel is that it is liberating for all peoples as they are, in their lived experiences. If we reduce gender to a socially constructed idea based solely out of reproductive characteristics of sex, we flatten and destroy the beauty of the Gospel message for the Church Universal. We end up with a church of roles, a staged play, instead of a Church of community and love.

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Cruciform Incarnation: In Which All Bodies Must Matter

The thing about incarnational theology is not that our bodies are determined by our evolution, but that our bodies matter insofar as they are a major part of our lived experiences. An incarnational theology that generalizes about the differences in our bodies and functions on a binary view of gender will necessarily be flawed and inapplicable to all – which creates a Gospel that is not Truth for everyone.

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