Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being

100 EpisodesProduced by Matthias RobertsWebsite

How might we live better as queer people of faith? Matthias Roberts brings together theologians, psychologists, poets, thinkers, and change makers for conversations around belief and being.

100 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Bishop Yvette Flunder is a Justice Warrior

September 10th, 2019


The Rev. Dr. Yvette A. Flunder is an unapologetic disciple and proponent of the radically inclusive love of Jesus, who has raised her voice for …

90 Seconds of Truth - Part 1

August 27th, 2019


Last week, Bethel Church posted a message on their Instagram asking "Can a person leave homosexuality behind?" promoting their "Changed Movement" which shares stories of people who have "experienced freedom" from being …

Live From SpiritPride 2019

August 20th, 2019


Join in as panelists Trey Pearson, Matthew Wigmore, Rev. Leenane Shiels, and Mary Ann Saunders discuss the future of the LGBTQ+ movement with Matthias in front of a live audience. This episode was recorded during …

Anna Golladay - Live from Wild Goose Festival

July 23rd, 2019


This episode was recorded live from the Wild Goose Festival podcast stage on July 12, 2019 in Hot Springs, NC.

Anna Golladay is a United Methodist …

Pádraig Ó Tuama

July 9th, 2019


Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Working fluently on the page and in …

Myah Jackson's Zeal Life

June 25th, 2019


Myah Jackson is the founder and editor of The Zeal Life, an online fashion publication that amplifies the visibility of marginalized communities in …

Vicky Beeching is Undivided (Encore)

June 18th, 2019


This is an encore of Episode 51. Vicky Beeching is a writer, speaker and equality campaigner named by The Guardian as "arguably the most influential Christian of her generation." Previously, she worked as a songwriter …

Bailey Brawner is Asexual (Encore)

June 11th, 2019


(This is an encore of Episode 59) Bailey Brawner is the pastor of two United Methodist Churches in Alaska. She's a graduate of Boston University …

Brit Barron is Gloriously Queer

June 4th, 2019


Brit Barron is a pastor, speaker, wife, dog mom and avid teller of stories about a bigger God, more inclusive church and more whole humanity. In this …

Jennifer Knapp Interviews Matthias

May 28th, 2019


Queerology is two years old!!! To celebrate, Grammy-nominated recording artist Jennifer Knapp takes over the controls and puts Matthias in the …

Jackie G. is Finding Home

May 14th, 2019


Jackie G. is an author, vlogger, and speaker who was shocked when her sister, Alex, came out...because she was hiding a secret of her own.

Jackie has …

In Memory of Rachel Held Evans

May 7th, 2019


Rachel Held Evans was a fierce ally and advocate for LGBTQ+ people, she passed away unexpectedly this last weekend and it's so hard to say goodbye.

To support Rachel's husband and their two kids, consider contributing …

Gattison is Not #OnceGay

April 30th, 2019


Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, pop artist Gattison began playing the piano and singing at the young-age of ten years old and composed …

Marco Spaumer is a Soap Opera Star - Episode 76

April 23rd, 2019


Marco Spaumer is a South African actor, best known for his work in the South African soap opera Suidooster. He studied Musical Theatre and has been on South African screens since late 2012. In this episode, Marco and …

Abi Robins is Queering the Enneagram - Episode 75

April 16th, 2019


Abi Robins (they/them) is a trained Enneagram Teacher who studied with Helen Palmer, Marion Gilbert, Peter O’Hanrahan and others through The Narrative Enneagram in Menlo Park, CA. Robins is also a CIAYT Yoga Therapist …

Kevin Garcia Served Communion (Encore)

March 26th, 2019


(Matthias is working on finishing his book this week, so another encore episode, this is an encore of Episode 41 with Kevin Garcia)


Kevin and …

Julien Baker is Uncertain (Encore)

March 19th, 2019


(This is an encore of Episode 47) Julien Baker is a Tennessee based singer/songwriter with a knack for finding the shaky ground between …

On Coming Out with Amber Cantorna

March 12th, 2019


Join Matthias and Amber as they celebrate the launch of her new book Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians, which is out everywhere today! Amber Cantorna is an author, speaker, blogger, musician, and leader …

On Second Adolescence with Sarah Kessler - E73

March 5th, 2019


Sarah Kessler is a life coach (CPC, ELI-MP), speaker, and writer who is passionate about connecting with individuals and empowering them to live a life marked by radical self-love, freedom, and endless possibility. In …

A Quick Response to the United Methodist Church

February 27th, 2019


Yesterday, the United Methodist Church voted to strengthen its ban on LGBTQ+ clergy and same-sex marriages, a difficult blow to so many of us who …

(Encore) Candice Czubernat is a Therapist

February 26th, 2019



In this encore of Episode 38, therapist and founder of The Christian Closet, Candice Czubernat discusses the complexities of mental health while living as a queer people of faith. Candice was named one of the "10 …

Donald Scherschligt is Positive - Episode 72

February 19th, 2019


Donald Scherschligt is a 24-year-old gay HIV+ activist, writer and graphic designer. In this episode we talk about his Christianity, HIV/AIDS, …

Kashif Andrew Graham is a Librarian - Episode 71

February 12th, 2019


Kashif Andrew Graham is a queer Jamaican American man. He's the Outreach Librarian for Religion and Theology at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library in …

Ellie Dote Was Not Gay - Episode 70

February 5th, 2019


Ellie Dote is a 41 year old queer transgender woman whose past includes time spent in full time ministry within Evangelical Christian communities. In …

(Encore) Dr. Robin DiAngelo on Fragility

January 29th, 2019


This is an encore of Episode 3 (and Episode 34) with Dr. Robin DiAngelo. A foundational episode for anyone who listens to Queerology. (Matthias no …

Live from Q! - Episode 69

January 22nd, 2019


Recorded live from the Brian M. Eckstien Podcast Stage at Q Christian Fellowship's national conference in Chicago, Illinois. Join Matthias, Dave & Tino Khalaf and surprise guests Alex & Torri Blue as they talk …

Bishop Gene Robinson on the Wisdom of Our Elders - Episode 68

January 15th, 2019


Bishop Gene Robinson is the first openly gay man to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom, putting him directly in the center of the LGBTQ+ faith controversy. In this episode, he sits down with …

2018 in Review: Part 2 - Episode 67

December 18th, 2018



Join Matthias as he reviews the first half of Queerology in 2018. Queerology will return with all new episodes on January 15.

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2018 in Review: Part One - Episode 66

December 11th, 2018


Join Matthias as he reviews the first half of Queerology in 2018.

Queerology is on Instagram and Twitter, @queerologypod

Pat, Patrick, and Michael are Creating Catholic Resources - Episode 65

December 4th, 2018


Pat Gothman, Michael Vazquez, and Patrick Weston are on a mission to create a robust set of resources for queer Catholics. They've started Vine & …

Victoria Slabinski is Exploring Asexual/Aromantic Theology - E64

November 27th, 2018


Victoria Slabinski is a queer/demisexual Filipino-American Christian who is currently working towards a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. …

Crystal Cheatham Made an App - E63

November 20th, 2018


Crystal Cheatham is the creator of Our Bible App and is an LGBTQ rights activist with a focus on religious liberty. In this episode, Crystal and Matthias talk about the need for inclusive faith spaces and the ways …

Alyson Stoner Embraced Mystery - Episode 62

November 13th, 2018


Alyson Stoner is an accomplished actress, dancer and recording artist who is known from her performances in blockbuster franchises Step Up and Cheaper by the Dozen; to her voiceover work in the Emmy award-winning series

Matthew Vines on the State of the Movement - E61

October 2nd, 2018


Matthew Vines is the author of God and the Gay Christian and founder of The Reformation Project, an organization seeking to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. In this episode, he talks …

Mihee Kim-Kort Embraced Her Queerness - Episode 60

September 25th, 2018


Mihee Kim-Kort is the author of Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith. She recently came out within a straight-passing relationship and in this episode talks about the process of embracing …

Alex G Isn't Invisible (Encore)

September 18th, 2018


(This is an encore of Episode 23 with Alex G) YouTube superstar, Alex G talks about coming out, bi-invisibility, and Jr. High celebrity crushes.

Bailey Brawner on Asexuality - Episode 59

September 11th, 2018


Bailey Brawner is the pastor of two United Methodist Churches in Alaska. She's a graduate of Boston University School of Theology and much of her …

Jen Hatmaker Went to Pride - Episode 58

August 28th, 2018


New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker talks about going to her first ever pride parade (!), giving mom hugs, parenting, and faith shifts.

Rika Lively is on a Gender Journey - E57

August 21st, 2018


Join Matthias and Rika Lively as they discuss gender and its intersections with respectability politics. Rika just finished her first year of …

Trey Pearson on Grief and Coming Out - Encore Episode

August 14th, 2018


(This is an encore of Episode 26) Recording artist Trey Pearson made headlines when he came out. In this episode, Matthias and Trey discuss Trey's new album and the part of coming out nobody talks about: grief.

Live from SpiritPride Vancouver - Episode 56

August 7th, 2018


Join Jennifer Knapp, Beth Carlson-Malena, Tyler Alan Jacobs, and Michelle Douglas as they discuss the gifts of the LGBTQ2 community on a panel moderated by Matthias. This long-form episode was recorded live from …

BONUS - Matthias' Keynote from SpiritPride Vancouver 2018

August 7th, 2018


This is a raw, unedited recording of Matthias' keynote recorded live from SpiritPride Vancouver 2018 in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.

In this keynote, Matthias talks about spiritual gifts, the gift of being queer, and …

Joel Hollier was an Australian Pastor

July 31st, 2018


Joel Hollier is an Australian former pastor who prominently taught that celibacy was the only option for LGBTQ+ Christians. As a gay man himself, he …

Erin Green is Changing Christian Universities - Episode 54

July 24th, 2018


Erin Green is one of three Co-Executive Directors for Brave Commons, a movement supporting intersectional queer justice on Christian university …

Laura Beth Taylor is Living Authentically

July 17th, 2018


(This is an encore of Episode 28 with Laura Beth Taylor.) Author and blogger Laura Beth Taylor shares her story as a transwoman of faith and chats about how living authentically doesn't necessarily mean living without a …

Daneen Akers is Writing a Children's Book - Episode 53

July 10th, 2018


Daneen Akers is a documentary filmmaker, writer, “cautiously Christian” seeker, and mother who believes deeply in the power of stories. Her film projects explore faith, identity, and belonging and include the feature …

Rosemary Jones is in a Straight Passing Relationship (Encore)

June 26th, 2018


(This is an encore of Episode 8 with Rosemary Jones -- Matthias is graduating this week from grad school and knee-deep in final assignments. …

Jeremiah Stanley Was A Navigator - Episode 52

June 19th, 2018


Jeremiah Stanley is a creative director, social media lurker, and is running away from his childhood calling by refusing to go to seminary. He's also Matthias's best friend. In this episode they sit down to talk about …

Vicky Beeching is Undivided - Episode 51

June 12th, 2018


Vicky Beeching is a writer, speaker and equality campaigner named by The Guardian as "arguably the most influential Christian of her generation." Previously, she worked as a songwriter and worship leader throughout …

(Encore) Justin Lee on Nuance and Listening

June 5th, 2018


Queerology is on break and will return next week with Vicky Beeching!

(Encore release of Episode 14) For the last two decades, Justin Lee has been an …

Queerology is ONE! - Episode 50

May 29th, 2018


Queerology is one year old! Listen in on the first ever listener created episode made from stories submitted from all over the world. A big thank you …

A Big Experiment

May 22nd, 2018


This week, instead of listening to Queerology, help create it.

Next Tuesday, Queerology is turning ONE! To celebrate, we're creating the first-ever …

Suzanne Stabile on the Enneagram - Episode 49

May 15th, 2018


Enneagram Master, Suzanne Stabile joins Matthias to talk about the ways the Enneagram intersects with queerness. Suzanne is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her creative approach to Enneagram …

Broderick Greer on Liberation - Episode 48

May 8th, 2018


Rev. Broderick Greer is a priest on staff at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver where he directs liturgy and oversees ministry with people in their 20s …

Julien Baker is Uncertain - Episode 47

May 1st, 2018


Julien Baker is a Tennessee based singer/songwriter with a knack for finding the shaky ground between heart-wrenching and cathartic. Her solo debut …

Kenji Kuramitsu Writes Prayers (Encore Episode) - Episode 46

April 24th, 2018


This is an encore of Episode 18 with Kenji Kuramitsu. Kenji is a writer and Master of Divinity student living in Chicago, IL. He is a queer fifth-generation Japanese American, and serves on the board of the Reformation …

Jarell Wilson is a Methodist - Episode 45

April 17th, 2018


Jarell Wilson is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a Social Media addict, and a blogger. In this episode he shares some of his …

Rachel Held Evans is Hopelessly Straight - Episode 44

April 10th, 2018


New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans joins Matthias to talk about her process of becoming affirming, what she's learned about being an ally, and her new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, …

Austen Hartke Loves His Body - Episode 43

April 3rd, 2018


Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, and the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian. Today, he sits down with Matthias to talk about his new …

SueAnn Shiah (Encore Episode) - Episode 42

March 27th, 2018


This is an encore episode of Episode 24 - SueAnn Shiah's "Why Isn't Your Identity in Christ?" SueAnn answers that pesky question with philosophical …

Kevin Garcia Served Communion | Episode 41

March 20th, 2018


Kevin and Matthias sit down for Queerology's first ever live recording. Find out what happened when Nadia Bolz-Weber pulled Kevin aside and asked …

Jonah Venegas Dyed His Hair - Episode 40

March 13th, 2018


Jonah Venegas is a queer Asian Christian, poet, and blogger currently working on an M.A. to be a mental health therapist. In this episode he talks about dying his hair, how that invited him into his queerness, and the …

Rev. Emmy Kegler | Not Until You Bless Me - Episode 39

March 6th, 2018


Emmy R. Kegler is the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis (gracenempls.org) and the founder and editor of Queer Grace, an …

Candice Czubernat | Queer Mental Health - Episode 38

February 27th, 2018


Therapist and founder of The Christian Closet, Candice Czubernat discusses the complexities of mental health while living as a queer people of faith. …

Tina Alexis Allen | Hiding Out - Episode 37

February 20th, 2018


GLAAD nominated actress, author, and playwright Tina Alexis Allen joins Matthias to talk about her new book Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives. Growing up as the youngest of 13 in a conservative …

Dr. Robyn | The Tyranny of the Now - Episode 36

February 13th, 2018


Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is back! Today, they sit down with Matthias to talk about their new work about fear, anxiety, and the tyranny of the …

Dr. R. Marie Griffith | Sex, Gender, and Politics - Episode 35

February 6th, 2018


Dr. R. Marie Griffith is one of the leading scholars on sex, gender, religion, and American politics. Her new book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided …

Robin DiAngelo | This Episode is for White People* - Episode 34

January 30th, 2018


Critical race theorist and author, Dr. Robin DiAngelo sits down to talk with Matthias about holding both marginalized (queer, gender) and privileged …

Alicia Johnston | On Reconciliation - Episode 33

January 23rd, 2018


Alicia Johnston was a pastor in a Seventh-day Adventist Church until she announced via a viral video that she is fully inclusive and affirming of …

Rae Ingram | QueerVotion - Episode 32

January 16th, 2018


Rae Ingram is creating a new kind of podcast for queer people of color and their allies. She is a poet, spoken word artist, writer, actress, student …

Alicia Crosby | Crafting Inclusion - Episode 31

January 9th, 2018


Alicia Crosby is a lover, healer, cultivator of space, and chaser of all things beautiful, divine, and just. She's the co-founder of the Chicago …

Season in Review | Part 2 - Episode 30

December 19th, 2017


Matthias sits down to review the second half of Season 1 including listener submitted favorite moments. Queerology returns for Season 2 on January 9!

Season in Review | Part 1 - Episode 29

December 12th, 2017


Matthias sits down to review the first half of Season 1 including listener submitted favorite moments.

Laura Beth Taylor | Filters and Authenticity - Episode 28

December 5th, 2017


Author and blogger Laura Beth Taylor shares her story as a transwoman of faith and chats about how living authentically doesn't necessarily mean living without a filter.

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Brit & Sami | YAY Packages! - Episode 27

November 28th, 2017


Brit & Sami Barron believe that every coming out should be celebrated, so they started sending celebration packages to newly out people and YAY …

Trey Pearson | Grief and Love - Episode 26

November 21st, 2017


Recording artist Trey Pearson made headlines when he came out. This past week, his new solo album Love is Love released. In this episode, Matthias …

Jasmine Rafael | Dancing and Getting into Our Bodies - Episode 25

November 14th, 2017


She has danced alongside Nicki Minaj, Tori Kelly, and teaches at Millennium Dance Complex: professional dancer and choreographer Jasmine Rafael talks about her faith, dancing, and the importance of getting into our …

SueAnn Shiah | Why Isn't Your Identity in Christ? - Episode 24

November 7th, 2017


Artist and theologian SueAnn Shiah takes a philosophical approach in answering the pesky question "but, why isn't your identity in Christ?"

Alex G | On Crushes and Coming Out - Episode 23

October 31st, 2017


YouTube superstar, Alex G talks about coming out, bi-invisibility, and Jr. High celebrity crushes.

Darren Calhoun | Worshiping While Queer - Episode 22

October 24th, 2017


Worship leader and advocate Darren Calhoun talks about rediscovering power in worship, even in the face of damage.

Dave and Tino Khalaf | Same-Sex Marriage and God - Episode 21

October 17th, 2017


Bloggers David and Constantino Khalaf talk about being married and what queer marriages show us about God.

Amber Cantorna | Refocusing My Family - Episode 20

October 10th, 2017


Author Amber Cantorna talks about growing up as the daughter of a Focus on the Family executive...and coming out.

Caitlin Stout | Out at a Christian College - Episode 19

October 3rd, 2017


Blogger and student Caitlin Stout talks about being out and proud at an evangelical Christian university.

Kenji Kuramitsu | Prayer and Resistance - Episode 18

September 26th, 2017


Author and speaker Kenji Kuramitsu talks about how the work of prayer and the work of resistance are intimately intertwined.

Torri Horness | Notes On The Way - Episode 17

September 19th, 2017


Poet and artist Torri Horness of @notesontheway talks about middle spaces, belonging, coming into her body, and creativity.

Megan Hamlin | Being Transgender and Reading Scripture - Episode 16

September 12th, 2017


Trans activist Megan Hamlin talks about her faith, reading scripture, cyberbullying and about how there's room for everyone in the church.

Gabrielle O'Neil | Mental Health, Suicide, and Being Queer - Episode 15

September 5th, 2017


Mental health activist Gabrielle O'Neil talks about living with a mental health diagnosis and suicide prevention.

Justin Lee | The Power of Nuance and Listening - Episode 14

August 29th, 2017


Author and activist Justin Lee discusses leaving the Gay Christian Network, the power of listening, and his new projects.

Bethany Cole | Self Care and Privilege - Episode 13

August 22nd, 2017


Mental health therapist Bethany Cole talks about how to do self care while holding the tension of both privilege and marginalization.

Eliel Cruz | FaithfullyLGBT and the Power of Stories - Episode 12

August 15th, 2017


Bisexual activist and creator of #FaithfullyLGBT, Eliel Cruz talks about bisexual history, the importance of telling stories, and upcoming plans for …

Amelia Markham | Certainty, Theology, and Sin - Episode 11

August 8th, 2017


Advocate and field-organizer, Amelia Markham talks about her journey within Christianity, nuance and certainty, and about a systemic theology of sin.

Rachel Virginia Hester | Grief, Agency, & the Power of Lament - Episode 10

August 1st, 2017


Activist, artist, and healer, Rachel Virginia Hester talks about grief, lament, #BlackGirlPsalms, and the power of agency for marginalized peoples.

Isaac Archuleta | What's Next for The Gay Christian Netwok? - Episode 9

July 25th, 2017


Newly appointed Interim Executive Director of The Gay Christian Network, Isaac Archuleta joins for his first interview since the announcement - find …

Rosemary Jones | Bisexuality & Embracing All We Are - Episode 8

July 18th, 2017


As a bisexual woman who loves Jesus, Rosemary Jones believes the process of embracing all of who we are is what will bring about beauty that can change the world.

Kristy Arbon | Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Body Image - Episode 7

July 11th, 2017


Self-compassion expert Kristy Arbon talks about mindfulness, body image, and how self-compassion can help queer people live better lives.

Michael Vazquez | Social Justice & Doing Ministry While Queer - Episode 6

July 4th, 2017


Seminarian Michael Vazquez talks about Biblically based social justice, doing ministry work as a queer person, and finding freedom in our identities.

Abi Robins | Yoga & Embodied Theology - Episode 5

June 27th, 2017


Yoga therapist, Abi Robins talks about the importance of embodiment in our spiritual practices and theology.

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza | Liberation, Equality, & Collective Flourishing - Episode 4

June 20th, 2017


Trans*gressive Latinx theologian, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza talks on the difference between liberation and equality, collective flourishing, and a …

Dr. Robin DiAngelo | Being White, Being Marginalized, and Racism - Episode 3

June 13th, 2017


Critical race theorist and author Dr. Robin DiAngelo talks about what it means to be white amongst marginalized identities (hint: we don't get a pass on racism). 

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