Born and raised in small-town Texas, Karmen Michael Smith is a Black queer theologian, cultural critic, author, and Lizzie Mae’s grandson. Karmen is the founder and pastor at Poor Culture, an inclusive and affirming Black church experience. Karmen serves as Deputy Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessability (DEIA) at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
Holy Queer: The Coming Out of Christ, written by Rev. Karmen Michael Smith, is a groundbreaking book that delves into the intersection of faith, queerness, and spirituality. In this thought-provoking work, Rev. Smith challenges traditional interpretations of religious texts and affirming the LGBTQ+ Community within Christianity. With sensitivity, insight, and theological depth, Holy Queer invites readers to reconsider their understanding of the divine and embark on a journey towards a more inclusive and compassionate faith.
INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE (But not limited to):
· A Look Into Rev. Smith’s Book: Holy Queer
· Why You Got It By Right!
· Interesting Insight Into The Black Church
· Has The Church Lost It’s Way?
· Small Church vs. Megachurch
· New York Pride
· Overcoming Rejection As A Child
· When Society Challenges Authenticity
· Social Anxiety
· How Isolation Kills
· An Interesting Definition Of Sin
· Where Has The Joy Gone???
· What Happened To Big Mama???
· Dad Jokes!!! =)
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