Queer Theology
Queer Theology
Nov 29, 2020
Wake Up and Pay Attention – Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
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In today’s episode, we received a reader question from Tumblr about the Bible not mentioning queer folks. “…if acting out a queer lifestyle is wanted by God, why does he never includes them specifically while talking about relationships? Like, he talks about marriage between man and woman and the specific moral standards of that.” The reader was wondering how come God doesn’t mention gays or lesbians. Tune in for our answer.

We also queered a passage from Psalms and we love how this book, in particular, shows the broadness of human emotions instead of only showing fun and joy. This passage also reminds us how much the Bible is written for us queer folks and what Jesus is asking of us.

Key takeaways:

  • Christmas pageant time for Fr. Shay [0:49]
  • New normal Thanksgiving for Brian [3:30]
  • Reader question from Tumblr asking why God never mentions gays and lesbians in the Bible if being queer is okay and wanted by the divine [4:53]
  • A jumble of different oral tradition [6:17]
  • The inaccuracy of how we look at marriage from the Bible [8:20]
  • Just because it wasn’t mentioned in the Bible means it doesn’t exist [9:30] 
  • Scripture is queer in a lot of different ways [12:20]
  • Queering the Bible: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 [14:55]
  • How relatable the Bible is and how it’s written for queer people, too [16:00]
  • On Psalms reflecting the human’s full-range of emotions [17:54]
  • What Jesus’ ministry is asking of us [19:29]

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Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Shepherd of Israel, listen!

    You, the one who leads Joseph as if he were a sheep.

    You, who are enthroned upon the winged heavenly creatures.

Show yourself before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh!

    Wake up your power!

    Come to save us!

Restore us, God!

    Make your face shine so that we can be saved!


Lord God of heavenly forces,

    how long will you fume against your people’s prayer?

You’ve fed them bread made of tears;

    you’ve given them tears to drink three times over!

You’ve put us at odds with our neighbors;

    our enemies make fun of us.

Restore us, God of heavenly forces!

    Make your face shine so that we can be saved!


Let your hand be with the one on your right side—

    with the one whom you secured as your own—

    then we will not turn away from you!

Revive us so that we can call on your name.

    Restore us, Lord God of heavenly forces!

    Make your face shine so that we can be saved!

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