Ajj, Pat the Bunny, La Dispute, mewithoutYou, Mount Eerie, Philip Glass, Nils Frahm, Steve Reich, Sigur Rós, Cavetown, She/Her/Hers, Seth Martin (and Seth Martin and the Menders), theillalogicalspoon, Donut Worry
Most of those should be on major platforms, but some might only be on bandcamp
Seems cool! Does it draw on Caputo?
I'd love to read it if that's a possibility
What's it about (if you don't mind sharing)?
Deconstruction is mostly attributed to Derrida.
For a good intro read "Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida"
It's edited by John Caputo who is a Derrida scholar that focuses on the religious nature of Derrida. Caputo has a weak theology thing that's really good.
I saw them live this summer. I enjoy them a lot.
Have you listened to theillalogicalspoon and or Seth Martin? (Seth Martin and the menders, and his solo stuff, is one of my favorite artists)
I can relate. I used to go to very fundamentalist churches and wear clothing that would make them uncomfortable. I used to ask questions that I knew they couldn't answer. I was pretty angry at the church. Now I just write music/poetry instead, mostly because I'm tired and frightened of walking back into a church
I'm familiar with Jacob Collier and have enjoyed some of his microtonal stuff, but I don't particularly listen to him a lot.
I am more in to Terry Riley, Nils Frahm, and Steve Reich. Also Baths is cool
Question about gender dysphoria
I think it also applies. I know that for me being misgendered in larger society definitely causes dysphoria. But I also have dysphoria related to my body.
The APA defines gender dysphoria as "involv[ing] a conflict between a person's physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify."
The liturgists book club
I read it a long time ago before I was out to myself. I might read it again someday. It'd be interesting to read it again
church trauma, deconstruction
So I went to the end of the world tour in Holland. I enjoyed it but stepping back into a church building was painful. Being back in a liturgical framework scared me. I was sobbing at one point because I was overwhelmed with memories of church and the people/places that hurt me. It made a lot of feelings around my deconstruction come up because gungor played a large role during the early stages.
I'm interested in writing mine out
Glad you got them! Sorry for the delay...I put two zeroes instead of two ones ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I sent them off! Let me know if you have any problems!
If you would like PDF copies of either, I have them.
Also consider 'indecent theology' and 'the queer god' by Marcella Althaus-Reid. These two are more academic than Goss. They are steeped in liberation theology.
One particular focus is on how queer relationships are beautiful even if they don't fit in the heterosexual or monogamous frame Christian's are familiar with.
If you're interested here is a shorter introduction to her thought:
I know a few
'Queering Christ: Beyond Jesus Acted Up' by Robert Goss rocked my world. It deals with theology and tells his story as a gay Jesuit priest. He doesn't talk much about trans folks but he at the very least recognizes and afirms them. Overall he does a good job of challenging heteronormativity. His argument about how queer relationships are procreative is incredible.
I don't know if I could pick just one...
I read 'Jesus For President' and 'Velvet Elvis' is when I was 14-15 and that started a lot for me.
If I had to pick one it would be 'Queering Christ: Beyond Jesus Acted Up' by Robert Goss. That book entirely shifted how I viewed sexuality and gender.
Also 'God of the Oppressed by James Cone, and along with that 'Black Skin, White Masks' by Frantz Fannon.
Also pretty much any writing by Deleuze.
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