Books, Bible, Beer, and QueerNov 06, 2023
Celtic Spirituality Meets Eastern Traditions in Kenneth McIntosh's "Oak and Lotus"
Author Kenneth McIntosh recently published the book, Oak and Lotus: Celtic Christian Spirituality in the Light of Eastern Wisdom. In this episode Joyce talks with Kenneth about his inspiration for writing it, his hopes for readers, and an upcoming webinar opportunity to engage with others on this intersectional journey of faith traditions.
Author Bruce Epperly had this to say about the book, "When you read this book, you take a voyage of discovery and venture toward far horizons. This is one of the most inspirational books you will read on interspirituality and the universal wisdom of the Celtic sages.”
Beer & Hymn Sing: Who, What, Where, When & Why
Wild Goose Festival is a place where surprises happen, organic experiences leap out for you, and joy abounds. I wanted to meet the Beer and Hymn Sing crew, so I approached one of them after a session. Lucky me, they said "yes!" We found an empty tent in the midst of busy sessions and food vendors, I set up my laptop and a mic, and voilà!
In this episode meet four members of the 2023 Beer & Hymn Sing crew, hear clips from an evening session, and learn how you can start Beer & Hymn sing sessions through your church.
Spencer LaJoye Joins Us Live at Wild Goose Festival 2023
Wild Goose Festival guests and co-creators bring us one-time special moments. And for me, interviewing Spencer LaJoye was one of those. Spencer is a folk/pop singer songwriter, violinist, and vocal loop artist in who believes everyone is made of the good stuff. A 2021 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition winner, LaJoye (luh-JOY) makes music to tell the truth and return to their body as a queer person in recovery from American Christian evangelicalism.
Learn more about me at joycestandsup.com and learn more about Spencer at spencerlajoye.com
BBBQ Goes to Wild Goose Festival 2023
Our host talks about Wild Goose Festival 2023 and shares a code for $50 off an adult weekend ticket. The theme this year is "Ignite" and Joyce plans to reignite the Books, Bible, Beer & Queer podcast. Have a listen and consider taking a trip to Union Grove, North Carolina July 13-16, 2023.
Interview with Kristen Becker
Comedian Kristen Becker is changing lives of LGBTQ+ youth one Summer of Sass at a time.
Interview with Producer Greta Hagen-Richardson
Joyce talks with film festival programmer and emerging producer Greta Hagen-Richardson about her recent projects, the importance of representation, and shows to watch this year.
Interview with Kenneth McIntosh
I discuss with Kenneth McIntosh his latest title, “Hope in an Age of Fear: Wisdom from the Book of Revelation” along with another 2020 release, “Soul of the Green Man.” Both books can be found, along with McIntosh’s other titles, at anamcharabooks.com.
Open & Affirming
In this episode I talk about the importance of local congregations officially becoming Open and Affirming.
Included is a message I recently shared with my congregation in Southwest Michigan.