Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

Join podcast hosts Lacey and Laura as they explore what it's like to be Christian in the LGBTQIA+ community, and vice versa. Learn and laugh alongside them as they talk through issues surrounding identity, faith, and sexuality. And also D&D. And video games. Look, nobody said they were really cool or anything.... Show More

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June 20, 2018 36 min

Lacey and Laura end the first season of Moving Mountains with a bang: a book review of Rachel Held Evans' newest book, Inspired! Join us as we discuss the nature of God through origin stories, war stories, and Gospel stories in the Bible, guided by the flowing words of Rachel Held Evans. But first: two queer ladies gushing about Cate Blanchette.

Where To Buy "Inspired"

- Indiebound

- Amazon

- Barnes and Noble

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Join Lacey and Laura as they talk about what it's like to balance mental health as a member of the LGBTQIA community. Topics include battling the stigma of mental illness, what to do when you've realized that you need help, and some coping skills you can use to help keep yourself balanced.

DISCLAIMER: Neither of us are mental health professionals. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Li...

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*Extreme Olivia Newton John voice* Let's get casual, casual, I want to get casuaaaaaaal! Join Lacey and Laura as they host a casual Q&A featuring questions about life, technology, literature, family of choice and of origin, and our favorite Biblical heroines, and flirting techniques while gleaning sheaves of wheat.

People and Things We Talk About

Veggie Tales: The Cheeseburger Song, The Bunny Song, The Hairbrush Song

- Ma...

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This week, we go over the alphabet soup that is the LGBTQIA acronym for any listening allies out there. What do all those letters mean and how do we ask questions when we truly don't know where to start? Topics also include use of the word Queer, how to be a great ally, and how to not be awkward about asking for someone's pronouns. 

 

People and Stuff We Talk About

  • Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christ...
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    We are beyond excited to share this interview with Rachel Pierce, a small Youtuber and accidental Angeleno. Rachel opens up about her faith background, living in the tension of non-affirming church communities, demisexuality, and how the graph that represents gender, romantic orientation and sexual orientation needs at least three axies to really encompass everything.

    Where Can I Find Rachel?

    - Twitter (@thejuniebird)

    - Instagr...

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    Join us as we review the amazingly researched, well loved (especially by us) book, God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. We discuss the difference between high view and low view of scripture, cultural and historial context, spiritual gifts, and why Galileo got the short end of the stick.

    Transcript Available Here

    People and Stuff We Talk About

    - God and the Gay Christian

    - Matthew Vines (@vinesmatthew)

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    In this episode, Lacey and Laura talk about the process of leaving a non-affirming church. They discuss gracious reasons to use when leaving a church, the steps that you might need to take, dealing with complicated emotions that might arise, and what it looks like to "date casually" when looking for a new church to attend. 

    Transcript Available here.

    People and Stuff We Mention:

  • Laura Jean Truman (Twitter)
  • The Hitchhiker'...
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    This week Lacey and Laura discuss ways to harness the power of the internet to find an affirming church. Talking points include Church Clarity, the difference between an affirming church and a church that says "all are welcome" (and how to tell if there's an asterisk after the "welcome"), and how to find an LGBTQIA community if you can't attend an affiriming church.

    Transcript Available here.

    Shout Outs:

    - C...

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    This week, we continue our brief pause to allow you guys to get to know us a little better. Lacey tells her story, because we think telling stories is important. Highlights include her experience with purity culture, how it went when she came out to her parents, and more thoughts about what needs to change to keep Millenials from leaving the Church. 

    Other topics: Lord of the Rings. Is Arwen or Eowyn prettier? Lacey and Laura nearl...

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    This week, because we think sharing stories is important, we pause to allow you guys to get to know us a little better. Laura talks about her life up until now - including her early years of growing up, what it was like when she realized she wasn't straight, and her experience in coming out to her church. We also touch lightly on the dangers of parking on sidewalks, pet peeves, and the smear campaign surrounding Laura's tri...

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    Last week, Lacey went to Denver for the Q Christian Fellowship Conference (formerly known as the Gay Christian Network Conference). Join us as we talk about Lacey's unparalelled experience at the QCF Conference, including the deets on where to access video of the main sessions, Twitter follow recommendations, and where QCF Conference is heading in 2019 (spoiler alert: it's Chicago!) 

    Other topics: Our Bible App, and the Chr...

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    Join us as we talk about what has brought us to this point and what spurred the two of us to start Moving Mountains, a podcast about being queer and Christian. We talk briefly about our background in Christian culture, our feelings on the Nashville Statement and how we think we should respond, and most importantly, about Harry Potter name references and video games. It's as good a place to start as any. 

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