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October 1, 2021 45 min

Brief Episode Summary:

On April 17, 2020, I hosted one of my first podcast episodes…and still, one of the most memorable, at least it is to me. Its title is Recovering from Religion – Growing in Faith. Confessions of a Recovering Evangelical. My guest was Rabbi Alicia Magal. 

Today, I have the great joy of hosting political theologian and Episcopal priest, Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford, Civil Rights Attorney. The organization she aligns with, Political Theology Matters, has within its Mission Statement, giving voice to social issues that impact the lives of ordinary people. By inspiring the one, it asserts that we can work towards a more just society for the many.

Key Topics:

  • What is a political theologian?
  • Dr. Marcie is a lesbian cleric. Why is it so important to her that she write extensively about the gay community and its legitimate scripturally sound loving attachment to the Divine?
  • The American Immigration System is inhumane, it's in tatters and desperately needs reforming (the Immigration Act is 25 years old)! Where do we start?
  • Human trafficking is alive and well in the United States! How can you make a positive difference without getting dangerously close?
  • The pure hatred that was unleashed on America on September 11, 2001 can never be justified! It was pure evil! From a Divine loving perspective, what should our attitude be that hopefully will negate anything like that happening ever again? 
  • On January 6, 2021, America came within a hair of losing its democracy and republic. Our guest is more than a little worried!

  • Resources:

  •  Shareable link to this episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/859273/9282355 
  • Alan's email address: therabbi@thewalkbook.com
  • Connect with Dr. Marcie by email: marcia@miptm.com
  • Connect with Dr. Marcie at her website address: https://www.politicaltheologymatters.com
  • Link to Dr. Marcie's blog: https://www.politicaltheologymatters.com/blog
  • How to Think Theologically - AMAZON.COM
  • Link to Family Acceptance Project (Resources for LGBTQ youth, families, and caregivers):
    https://familyproject.sfsu.edu
  • Link to  The Human Rights Campaign (interfaith resources): https://www.hrc.org/resources/faith-resoures
  • Link to The National LGBTQ Task Force: http://www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm:
  • Link to Anti-Human Trafficking  National Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org
  • Alan’s link to register to receive new podcasts and other updates: http://eepurl.com/g1DSf9   
  • Link to tell us what podcast themes you'd like to  see us cover: https://form.jotform.com/210597899275071  
  • Sheri Sperry's website to connect with her, https://sellsedona.com/sedona-lifestyle

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