resist: nationalism | patriarchy | racism | empire 


with Drs. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Tripp Fuller, beginning July 16

“If a church never gets into conflict with the ruling powers it should question whether it’s a church of Jesus Christ.” Jon Sobrino

We live in a time where the message of Jesus and the agenda of the powerful are in conflict, where the hidden systems of domination are being revealed, where the need for a movement of justice and a people of resistance is ever more clear.

For 4 weeks beginning July 16, you will get:

  • a video/audio lecture introducing the figure/movement of the week by one of the Drs. 
  • a video/audio conversation between Robyn and Tripp examining the week’s featured text (delivered as a PDF) 
  • a collection of resources from around the net and in books to dig further and expand the discussion
  • ongoing conversation in a private Facebook group 
  • Q/A sessions based on your questions 

The cost? Contribute whatever you can to help make this possible for everyone. The suggested donation is $20, but no one is turned down for lack of funds.  

WEEK 1: Resisting Nationalism with Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

WEEK 2: Resisting Patriarchy with Rosemary Radford Ruether

WEEK 3: Resisting Racism with James Cone 

WEEK 4: Resisting Empire with Jon Sobrino


Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Dr. Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a queer Latinx in everything that they do. From doubt to divine and everywhere in between, their call as an activist-theologian demands the vision to disrupt hegemony and colonialist structures of multi-layered oppression. As an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary Trans*gressive Latinx, Robyn takes seriously their call as an activist theologian and ethicist to bridge together theories and practices that result in communities responding to pressing social concerns. 

Dr. Tripp Fuller is the founder and host of the #1 theology podcast - Homebrewed Christianity - where he’s been bringing the audiological nerdiness out of the academy and into your earbuds since 2008. He is the author or editor of 8 books, including The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Jesus, and recently celebrated his first year as a Doctor having earned his PhD in Philosophy, Religion, and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. Tripp is a minister, husband, father of three, craft beer lover, and overly enthusiastic Lakers fan.


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