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Video Ministry: Countering LGBTQ "Clobber Texts" on Youtube.  

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.


Max Brumberg-Kraus

Max Brumberg-Kraus is a 2020 alum of United, with an MA in Theology and the Arts. Max also works in marketing at United as a Digital Content Specialist. Max is a performing artist and writer in Saint Paul, MN, and a proud member of the queer artist scene.

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