How do we share our messages and enact our ministry across different audiences? Social Transformation student, Nikole Mitchell uses Twitter, blogging, and vlogging (video blogging) to reach people where they are. As a self-described biracial, queer woman, Nikole engages questions of social justice, racial equity, and LGBTQ inclusion through social media. In Fall, 2017, Nikole published a series of videos about Biblical passages often used against LGBTQ people. Nikole speaks with a number of religious leaders in the Twin Cities area to think through and counter these so called "clobber texts." Watch the full series below:
Clobber 1: Romans 1:26-27 with Pastor Emmy Kegler
Clobber 2: I Corinthians 6:9 with Joshua Reno
Clobber 3: Genesis 19 with Pastor Miriam
Clobber 4: Leviticus 18:22 and 20:14 with CP Elliott
Clobber 5: Genesis 2 with Kim Graff
Why Queer Christians Don't Need To Address Clobber Passages with Father Shannon T.L. Kearns
On her Blog, Nikole writes: "I believe the healing of myself and the healing of this world are intimately connected. Through my writing and videos, I seek to put a voice to fears, struggles, and joys we are hesitant to talk about in hopes we might find the community and love we've been looking for." Nikole is using her voices, Emmy, Joshua, Miriam, CP, Kim, and Fr. Shannon are using their voices, and we are all called to speak out in the face of injustice.