28: The Making of Progressive Sexual Ethics

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If you wonder what progressive sexual ethics can look like,  Matthias Roberts is here to open up the conversation. He speaks to us as a therapist and an author, but he’s also a gay man who grew up in the trenches of evangelical purity culture. This episode is also a great starting point if you want to better understand your LGBTQ+ friends and relatives.

In Ask Us Anything, Jess & Devi talk about The “Purity” Hoax, and address the question: Was Jim and Elisabeth Elliot’s love story real?  

Matthias Roberts is author of Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms (Fortress, 2020) and host of Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being which was named as one of the “12 Best LGBTQ+ Podcasts of 2020” by O: The Oprah Magazine and the #1 Podcast to Listen to on National Coming Out Day by He holds two master’s degrees, one in theology and culture and one in counseling psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. In his psychotherapy practice, Matthias specializes in helping LGBTQ+ teens and adults live confident and fulfilling lives. He writes and speaks often about the intersections between gender, sexuality, mental health, and theology.

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Episode Show Notes

Kevin Garcia Served Communion

Matthias Roberts

 Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms 

The “Purity” Hoax

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