Critical Faith
Critical Faith
Nov 28, 2022
Created Beautiful: On LGBTQ Christians in the Church with Eric Van Giessen
Play • 1 hr 2 min

After an extended break, we're back! And we're planning to bring you some more regular content again in the new year.

In today's episode, ICS President Ronald A. Kuipers talks with our guest Eric Van Giessen about their respective histories in the Christian Reformed Church and their responses to the CRC's recent synod vote to affirm the 2016 Human Sexuality Report. Along the way, they explore alternative avenues of Biblical interpretation, Eric's autoethnographic research into Queer faith communities, and some tools for having more productive conversations on difficult topics. 


  • You can find more about Eric's research and other projects on his website at
  • You can also check out the original Queerly Faithful Zine, which contains the poem Eric read among many other creative contributions, at
  • You can also find the article mentioned in this episode published this past June on Broadview magazine’s website at


Critical Faith is sponsored by the Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics (CPRSE) at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. For more, visit

Music by Matt Bernico.

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