Audio Archive

Boswell Lecture 2014 Part I: Queer Theology and Social Transformation: Points of Contact, Points of Conflict

April 24, 2014
Jay Michaelson
Dr. Jay Michaelson delivered the Seventh Annual CLGS John. E Boswell lecture on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Pacific School of Religion.
Lecture Summary: Queer theology holds ...

Boswell Lecture 2014 Part II: Queer Theology and Social Transformation: Points of Contact, Points of Conflict

April 24, 2014
Jay Michaelson
Dr. Jay Michaelson delivered the Seventh Annual CLGS John. E Boswell lecture on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Pacific School of Religion.
 
Lecture Summary: Queer ...

An Interview with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - Part 1

November 14, 2013
Deseree Fontenot

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a Professor of Theology walk into a room ... what happens next? Find out! Join us for a great conversation as Dr. Jay Johnson interviews the Sisters about ...

An Interview with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Part 2

November 14, 2013
Deseree Fontenot

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a Professor of Theology walk into a room ... what happens next? Find out! Join us for a great conversation as Dr. Jay Johnson interviews the Sisters about ...

Harkness Lecture 2013: "Borderlands and Disposable Women: Ecological Ruin and the Maquiladora Murders"

October 11, 2013
Daisy Machado
Lecture Exerpt:
Ecofeminists, particularly in the work of Yvonne Gebara, have called Christians to think about the connections between poverty, violence (to Earth and humans), and ...

Boswell Lecture 2013: "How Does a Queer Feminist Remain a Christian?"

April 19, 2013
Lisa Isherwood
Tensions abound in nearly every word of this lecture’s title – how can one be a feminist and queer or queer and a Christian? How can one need a category such as “woman” in order to give ...

Third Annual Harkness Lecture 2012: "Asking About What Is Better: Intersex, Disability, and Inaugurated Eschatology"

October 11, 2012
Susannah Cornwall
CLGS Third Annual Harkness Lecture: "Asking About What Is Better: Intersex, Disability, and Inaugurated Eschatology"
Susannah Cornwall is a Postdoctoral Research ...

Boswell Lecture: 2012: “Who is Human? – The Subversive Question at the Heart of Christianity."

April 24, 2012
Orlando Espín
Orlando Espín, Th.D., Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego and Co-Coordinator of the CLGS Latino/a Roundtable, ...

Georgia Harkness Lecture 2011: The Gravity of Love: Theopoetics in a Queer World

October 9, 2011
Laurel C. Schneider

Laurel C. Schneider, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at Chicago Theological Seminary delivers the second annual Georgia Harkness Lecture. In tribute to Georgia Harkness’s own interest ...

CLGS Lavender Lunch: Theology of Reproductive Justice

October 6, 2011
Rev. Matthew Westfox

What does it mean to be a pro-choice person of faith?
What are the theologies and spiritual/scriptural resources that support belief in reproductive justice? How are these issues addressed ...

CLGS Lavender Lunch: Torah Queeries

February 9, 2010
Bernard Schlager

CLGS partnered with the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union for this special "Lavender Lunch." Torah Queeries editor Gregg Drinkwater participated in an interactive conversation and text-study inspired by this groundbreaking collection of queer bible commentary from NYU Press. What does it mean to "queer" the Torah? What insights might an LGBT perspective bring to the Hebrew Bible? How can allies learn from and contribute their own queer perspectives on Judaism's most sacred text?

Malcolm Boyd and Mark Thompson: Fellow Travelers: Liberation Portraits

February 9, 2010
Bernard Schlager

"Fellow Travelers: Liberation Portraits" is, in Thompson's words, "an artistic statement," documenting his own path and journey into the unique character of a gay spirituality, and especially the guides who pioneered that journey for him and with him.

CLGS: John McNeill, “Sex as God Intended” book reading.

February 9, 2010
Bernard Schlager

For more than 35 years, John McNeill, an ordained Jesuit priest and psychotherapist, has been devoting his life to spreading the good news of God’s love for LGBT Christians. McNeill presents a simple and straightforward answer to the question: What did God invent sex for? The answer, derived from an incisive investigation of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, is that God intended sex as a source of pleasure, joy, and love.

CLGS Lavender Lunch: The Power of Memory for a Hopeful Future

February 9, 2010
Bernard Schlager

What does the past have to do with the present or the future? For social-justice activists, very much indeed. Mark Thompson and the Rev. Malcolm Boyd will illustrate the importance of remembering the past in our work of constructing a world we wish to inhabit. Both the CLGS Archives Project and the LGBT Religious Archives Network are devoted to that important work. Hear from these two living legends in LGBT spirituality and justice-making about why preserving our collective memory matters so much.

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CLGS Lavender Lunch: All Gender Loving People!

February 9, 2010
Bernard Schlager

During this Lavender Lunch on the "sexual orientation previously known as bisexuality," members of the PSR community will share their observations and insights in conversation with each other about the complexities of “gender” and “sexual orientation.” Do people really fall in love with a gender or with people? Are sexual “orientations” strictly defined boundaries of desire? In a world where “homosexuality” hardly captures the complexity of human intimacy, how do we navigate this mostly uncharted territory of diverse sexualities and genders?

CLGS Lavender Lunch: Stop the Church or Stop AIDS

February 9, 2010
Bernard Schlager

The marking of World AIDS Day continues with this special lavender lunch on the role religion plays in both HIV prevention and AIDS treatment. A panel of PSR students engaged in conversation around the religious, theological, and spiritual issues the HIV/AIDS pandemic raises.

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CLGS Lavender Lunch: "Sex in Seminary" with Debra Haffner

February 4, 2010
Bernard Schlager

What does a sexually healthy seminary look like? What kind of sexuality education is needed for today’s clergy and religious professionals?

CLGS' American Prayer Hour

February 4, 2010
Bernard Schlager

CLGS: American Prayer Hour from CLGS on Vimeo.

Trailer for For Faith, For Love, Forever

August 12, 2009
Catchadream Entertainment

Documentary of the Town Hall Meeting, October 2, 2008.

CLGS/NCTE Transgender Summmit - Part 4

April 26, 2009
Bernard Schlager

CLGS and the National Center for Transgender Equality are pleased to present the third annual Transgender Religious Leadership Summit. The theme this year: Trans People of Faith Working for Legislative Change.

CLGS/NCTE Transgender Summit - Part 5

April 26, 2009
Bernard Schlager

CLGS and the National Center for Transgender Equality are pleased to present the third annual Transgender Religious Leadership Summit. The theme this year: Trans People of Faith Working for Legislative Change.