Profane Faith
DanielWhiteHodge
A podcast that engages faith, on the margins. Faith that has been labeled, profane, non-conformist, and/ or “out there.” We’ll be exploring the intersections of the sacred, secular, and profane to find God & forms of deity.
This week I talk with my good friend and brilliant mind, Dr. David Dault. His work is excellent and his own show, Things Not Seen, is a great listen. This is also the season finale! Check it out!

The book of Revelation has had a one-trick-pony interpretation. It's time for a fresh new take on these passages and a re-framing of the messages within. Take a listen with Dr. C. Wess Daniels this week!

!!!!EXPLICIT!!!!! This week I get the privilige to talk with my godson, the funny and talented Devohn Bland. This was a real treat and to hear the work he's doing out in MSP. We recorded this days before George Floyd was murdered.

!!!!!EXPLICIT!!!!! Yeah, Lecrae was wrong and he gots to do better. Dr. Walker-Barnes and I break some shit down; hold on and stop giving White evangelicals the benefit of the doubt, they don't get it.

!!!!EXPLICIT!!!! She's back! Esperanza Gene! The amazing and talented revolutionary Esperanza. A lot to talk about here, check it out, and keep supporting Black folks.

!!!!!EXPLICIT!!! My good friend and comrade, Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson, joins me this week to talk how rhetoric, race, religion, all connect in this era we find ourselves in, which is uncharted...check it out!

!!!!!EXPLICIT!!!! When will it end...my life partner, Emily Hodge and I, talk about the terrorist killing of George Floyd. We also talk about some of the why of uprisings and the theological significance. Learn something! Then take action.

!!!!!EXPLICIT!!!!! Whoo-wee! This week my guest is none other than Rev. Lenny Duncan...man, you don't want to miss this brutha's story and the work he's doing.

This week I get a chance to talk with Adam McLane who is doing some cool work in his context and engaging in some messy stuff, while still making a difference.

!!!!EXPLICIT!!! The shit happened again. Join Dominique Robinson-Coleman, Sean Watkins, Jeanelle Austin, and myself in a convo about the death of another Black Body at the hands of White terrorists.

Get your notepads out, this week we deconstruct White colonized Xtianity and see if from PoC centered. Dr. Vince Bantu joins me and, wow...get ready for some knowledge!

!!!EXPLICIT!!! This is a long one, but, SO WORTH IT! Have a listen to this amazing voice, Ally Henny. We cover some ground on the current COVID 19 crisis too. The length will help during quarantine.

!!!EXPLICIT!!! Bad theology does kill, and, the era we find ourselves in, there is a lot of bad theology. This week my guest talks about his journey as a gay Xtian and digital pastor.

!!!!EXPLICIT!!! This week I speak with an educator, MC, record store owner and Whitehead scholar...yeah, and he just wrote a new book too. Listen in!

!!!!EXPLICIT!!! She is an MDiv student that is going places, you'll see! This was a conversation I got to have after meeting an amazing mind and spirit, Heidi Sun Schreiber. Check out the convo and a tribute to the late Bill Withers.

!!!EXPLICIT!!! This week I get to talk with a good friend of mine, Dr. Gabe Veas, on mentoring, race, his fascinating story, and of course, faith. Check it out!

!!!!EXPLICIT!!! I had to talk a bit about the madness going on regarding Covid-19 Virus. I brought my good friend on the show Kathy Khang, you know her, you love her! We talk about the racist "Chinese Virus." Listen in!

This has been a conversation long in coming. Welcome Tarek Abuata, Taurean Webb, & Brant Rosen to speak in on some key third rail issues in the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Worth the listen!

This week I get to sit down with a cat who calls himself a Messianic M.C. Yeah, for real! Check it out and hear his story.

She's back! That's right, Brandi Miller is back and this convo fits the era we're in SO WELL! Check it out.

It's that time of year again! The Theopoetics Conference is coming and Profane Faith is here to help promote this amazing space. Arts Religion and Culture, is once again hosting its Theopoetics Conference and this year it is in Chicago March 20-21....

So, yeah...that CT article that sparked ol trump to say they were liberal...well, I had to have a convo about that! Check it, with the one and only, JR!

!!!EXPLICIT!!! Often times the study of religion and faith goes unnoticed. This week I get to talk with two bruthas that are sharp, witty, and next gen scholars, James Howard Hill Jr. and Jorge J Rodríguez V. This is FIRE!

Heard of Doc Hawk? Well, there's a new documentary out about her, Same God, and this week I sat down to talk with the director of it, Linda Midgett. Whew! It was fire.

Part 2 of this riveting conversation! If you haven't checked out part 1, just go back to next week. Enjoy!

This one is a BARN BURNER for sure! I sit down with the great Dr. Monica Miller and her partner, Chris Driscoll, who's been on the show before, also gets on. We talk Kendrick, religious identity, and race. Check it!

This week, oh wow...this week get ready to go in with the amazing Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes! She speaks on her new book, womanism, and the realities of racial reconciliation. Deep!

Story is crucial. In all things! This week, I get a chance to hear Sabrina Reyes-Peters tell hers and wow...uh-may-ZING! Check it out and hear all the nuances.

Music. Can't nobody say they don't like some aspect of it. This week I get to sit down with a true Christian music group, The Many. Leslie, Darren, Hannah, Lenora, and Gary all came over to talk music, faith, fear, love, doubt, and more music....

This week you get another resource written by a WoC, Rev. Khristi Lauren Adams talks about that life, ministry, race, and writing this amazing book. Take a listen.

The religious left is a quite interesting topic, so, this week I brought on my good friend Dr. Benji Rolsky to talk about this, politics, and so much more. Go on, give a listen!

!!!!EXPLICIT!!!! Part 2 of the conversation I had with Andre Henry. Yeah, this is 90 minutes...I heard you all and your requests! Enjoy! Be sure to check out Pt.1 first tho.

!!!EXPLICIT!!! Wow. Season 4 in full effect! And, wouldn't you know, we go in with brutha Andre Henry and his time at a predominantly White Christian org...hold on, we in it.

EXPLICIT!!!!!! Ok, here is part 2, or, rather, a continuing dialog regarding gun issues. This here is a great conversation that I get to have with David Hayes in regards to Black gun ownership and the manifestation of White violence.

EXPLICIT!!!! I couldn't stay silent...had to get in on this very important conversation regarding violence. gun control, and Whiteness. Check this convo I have with Reesheda Graham Washington.

It's season 3 finale! So, we had to go out with a bang, a very long bang! Sit back and feel free to take this in in 3 parts. 3 great perspectives on where some young adults are at with their faith and life...oh it's good! See you in season 4!

!!!!!EXPLICIT!!! Fathers Day is a trip. A lot of people online talking about their dad. Cool. But, what about those of use who don't have a dad or have had a negative experience with the dad they have....yeah, it's time for some Profane Faith up in...

!!!EXPLICIT!!! This week we have a riveting conversation with the amazing Dr. Scott Okamoto. He goes in and breaks down some myths around belief and dogma. Give a listen!

Yo, this week, I wanted to get into the youngins' culture; yeah, it's about time and so much to cover. Oh, and my dogs had something to say about it too...so, click on and listen.

This week y'all gon have to get your notepads and iPads and all the schooling material because Rev. Alston is taking us to school! A Decolonized one filled with a prophetic message. C'mon now.

!!!EXPLICIT!!!!! Kate is back y'all! And, this. Is. DEEP! And intersectional approach to atheism and the issues with religion; oh yeah. And, FYI, if you have sensitive ears, consider this a sensitive ear warning.

And just like that, we're back! And, what did I tell ya, we needed an episode on intersectionality and death...so, I went and got my good friend Megan Westra to share some thoughts on all this. Listen in!

This week things are a bit different...death changes us all...take a listen.

The good rev. Sean Watkins joins us this week as we break down faith, race, 1 billion raised for a cathedral, and Black Easter. Check it out!

Nipsey Hussel was truly an amazing person and not just a rapper. His life laid down a pathway for Black and Brown success. In this episode, I go in and break some things down.

This week, I sit down with Andi and Gigi, hosts of the Roommates of Rage Podcast...oh yeah, we go in and break it down.

Efrem Smith is back! This time, we go in a little deeper and he get's a chance to talk more about the work he's doing. Check it out.

The faith and religious journey takes a lot of turns. This week I get into that with an amazing writer, thinker, and organizer, Bianca Louie. Listen up!

!!!EXPLICIT!!!! Ok...so, I need to take a minute, or 5, and talk about the madness that this last week was. This week, I have to rant a bit.

This week I get to have a fascinating conversation with a scientist who has made some amazing claims regarding evolution. Yeah, this is good. Check it out. I'm always on the look out for better understandings of creation narratives and just how life...

Grown folk faith is what I'm after. Not that faith that has folks still stuck in grade school. This week I talk with a woman who has that grown folk faith and shares her journey. Natasha Akery is a high school teacher, wife, and mother of two...

Jussie, Jussie, Jussie. Whew. What a mess! I had to break this down and its connections back to faith, race, theology, and the Black community. I brought on two sharp minds that go in and bring some great analysis to this madness. Check it out, we...

Mental health is a true stigma, especially within many X-tian spaces and churches. This has to end! So, this week, in keeping with season 3's theme, I talk with Jill Riley who breaks down the stigma, shares some deep parts of her story, and the...

Woo-wee, colonialism is a hell-uv-a-drug. This week I sit down with a new friend, Obed Manwatkar. He breaks down his story of growing up in India, Ghandi, race, and of course, faith. As always, it gets deep. Check it out!

!!!EXPLICIT!!! Part 3 of the Surviving R Kelly series looks at the effects of sexual violence and we explore what that means for women. This week I talk with a dear friend, Sabina Charfauros. I've known this woman for a long time and this convo went...

!!!!EXPLICIT!!!! Part 2 in this series on sexual abuse, Esperanza Gene breaks down the difficulties of being Black, a woman, having a voice, and just being believed. Remember, sexual abuse is entrenched within faith communities. Check this episode...

!!EXPLICIT!! The Lifetime Docuseries on R. Kelly is atrocious on so many levels. I think it is very important to spend some time discussing the larger issues surrounding Kelly and how race, class, and religion all intersect. This is messy, but I had...

This week we go in deep, again! Get those note pads out and ready to take notes! Dr. Chris Driscoll is my guest and, whoa, he goes in on Whiteness, religion, race, sexuality, and so much more! Listen in and get ready.

So, what is the big thing about X-tian conferences...I'm wondering if they're outdated and ready for something new...do they really just recycle speakers and info...well, happy 2019 let's dive into this convo...I bring back JR, Kathy and Kate to...

Welp, its the end of 2018, taking a few weeks off to chill and get ready for the new year. Don't worry, I'll be back here in January! Keep that profanity and faith going and happy holidays!

Well, wrapping up the 2018 year comes with an amazing guest that's not just an activist, but also an engaged and informed thinker, Jem Jebbia! Jem is a first-year PhD student in Religious Studies at Stanford University. Previously, she served as the...

This week, I talk with a returning guest, Justin McRoberts and a new guest, Scott Erickson, on their new book, Prayer: Forty Days of Practice. This is a whole new way to look at prayer and pragmatically approach it...especially if you're just not a...

This week I sit down with an amazing thinker, writer, and friend, the great Kathy Khang. Kathy Khang is a speaker, journalist, and activist. She has worked in campus ministry for more than 20 years with expertise in issues of gender, ethnicity,...

This week I sit down with my good friend April Diaz. Her story and faith journey is quite interesting. As always, we go in on race, gender, women teaching, faith and I think I forgot to mention race...yeah. Good stuff! April has been a visionary...

Sabbath is vital to your own survival. Thanks to my good friend Werner, this week I get to sit down and talk Sabbath, rest, and what it all means with Dr. Nathan Stucky out at Princeton Seminary. Dr. Stucky serves as Director of the Farminary...

AAR y'all! AAR! Amazing time. So sorry this episode is so late. But, it is SO worth it! Get ready to go in with Dr. Philip Butler who is breaking you off some deep engagement with neuroscience, astronomy, theology, and being Black... oh, and I...

!!EXPLICIT!! Ok so first off, there is mention of a double header, sorry, didn't want to take away from episode 4. I had originally had the idea to drop 2 in one week, but, then you'd be missing out on the great Pam Rocker! This week you get to...

EXPLICIT!! Well y'all, I went in, but, it was definitely God led and the Spirit moved with all the speakers. I have a plenary talk at this years CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) national conference. I did not hold back, and spoke...

I hope you all are ready to vote! This week I sit down with grassroot legend, Lisa Sharon Harper. Wowzers...From Ferguson to New York to Germany and South Africa Ms. Harper leads trainings and helps mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared...

This week I sit down with a sharp mind and a rising theologian, Esperanza Gene. Wow...her story is simply amazing and we cover a lot of ground. Esperanza Gene is a Detroit native of proud Latina and African American descent. She lives at the...

Well, here we are, Season 3! Ok, this is a long one, but, you know what, it is totally worth it. I told you I wanted to go in on mental health, race, and theology. Well, here you go. I get a chance to sit down with Dr. Elizabeth Pierre here at The...

Get ready...there is quite a bit of shit to engage with dealing with race, gender, sexuality, and religion...wow...we in some mess. Good thing season 3 is dropping soon. Go on, subscribe and let's dive in!

Well, I know I said I was taking a break till season 3, and, I am, but, then this great movie came out with all kinds of layers, topics, and racial stuff...and, well, I had to get an all star line up to talk about it. So, enjoy this little teaser as...

EXPLICIT: Back in January, I attended a unique and much needed conference that put People of Color at the center; a radical idea if you can believe that. In this era of craziness, I cannot tell you how important this time was and its continued...

Being a White ally is a challenge during these times. The question I get most from White folks at conferences and workshops is, what can I do? How do I as a White person engage with racism? Well, honestly, I don't have an answer for that,...

EXPLICIT Well, the Goose Festival was a hot and sweaty one. But, there were some really great highlights. One of them was doing a live recording of Profane Faith with both my daughter and Russ Jennings. This was a great conversation and I get to...

I know, I know, I'm late this week. Story of my life! But, this week is so worth the wait! I've got Lenora Rand and Darren Calhoun, on again, to talk about music, art, body shame, religion, race, gender, and even some talk about Kellogg cereal...oh...

Thinker, scholar, activist, and author Mihee Kim-Kort and I sit down and cover the damn spectrum on topics. Mihee's new book, Outside The Lines (Fortress Press) gives us a must needed engagement with identity, theology, and queerness. Yup. Solid!...

Wow. This week was such a great conversation. I needed it too. With all the crap happening in culture and society, Elonda Clay brings some grounding with her new book on poetry. She also talks about her experience as a Black woman in Higher...

Wow, I had the tables turned on me this week! Angie Hong comes in full effect as we sit down and I thought I was going to interview her, but, man, she had some deep questions for me. So, we both named it the Asian Invasion of Profane Faith. We talk...

Seminary while Black is a thing. A real thing. This week we go in, real deep. Let me say from the onset, I am not against institutions like Fuller Seminary. In fact, I have a lot of love for the school I graduated from. But, I am against the White...

This week I get to talk with an amazing artist who breaks down faith, theology, and the journey she's been on through race and gender lens'. SueAnn Shiah is simply amazing and a woman of many talents. As always, we go in. And be sure to check out...

Wild Goose Festival is coming up and this year I'm partnering with them and Dr. Robyn Espinoza to put on this years Justice Camp. Sign up now! It's gonna be a good one for sure!

So, Kim and the don are up in the White House talking about prison reform. Wow. Ok. Well, let's talk with someone who has a bit more experience than them. Yeah. I said it...this week I have my man Rev. Dominique Gilliard on the show to talk about...

Dr. James Cone was legendary. He truly was. To create something like a Black Liberation Theology when there were very little Black theologians in the academy took not only guts, but, the power of God. Dr. Cone was a mentor to many and help create an...

(EXPLICIT) Childish Gambino dropped a bomb on us all. His video portraying life for Black people in America is stunning. There is so much going on in that video that it takes at least 20 takes to pick up on subtle things he is presenting on. On this...

Ever doubted God really exists... Yeah, me too. But, some have asserted that religion is actually an oppressor; it disguises the real issues while having people think all things are good. Well, this week I go in with these subjects and talk with the...

Austin is a brilliant thinker, activist, author, and speaker. I finally get to sit down with her and just talk. She talks about the exhaustion of White folk, Black bodies in these here United States, and the challenge to undo years of colonized...

This week I talk with Justin McRoberts who is an author, speaker, and thought leader living out in the Bay Area. We cover some ground on this one! Justin's perspectives as a White male is good to engage with. His own resistance and journey has been...

Yup, we go in this week on racial reconciliation theologies. To back me up, I brought with me Daniel Camacho and together we team up on critically interrogating one of the most popular theological constructs around. This conversation is needed and...

We have overlooked the importance of what those labeled villains in the Bible can teach us. This week JR is back! He breaks down his new book's main premise, to explore the nuances of the bad folks throughout the Christian Bible. This is another...

EXPLICIT What happens when you get a missionary with some sarcasm, tattoos, lives in California, and could hold her own in an MMA ring...well, you get Jamie Wright. Jamie and I sit down to talk that wonderful machine called the mission field; where...

Activism is a long, difficult, and often times lonely road. However, this week on Profane Faith, we have two folks who have been working together for the betterment of the community. Andre Johnson and Earle Fisher are two of Memphis' good ones....

Well, I figured it was about time we did a review on the film Black Panther. So, I brought my good friend Tamisha Tyler, soon to be Dr Tyler, and we go in. We talk religion, race, Killmonger, and how violence is shaped within the film. After the week...

This was a tough week. The colonizers getting on my last nerve. That's why I had to bring my good friend and brilliant mind, Kenji Kuramitsu. We're talking race, Christianity, de-colonizing minds, and what it means to be a conscious socially...

Well Theopoetics is finally here! I had a chance to sit down with two dynamic, amazing, brilliant, and theologically savvy women, Tuhina Rasche and Maya Camille. This conversation covers race, gender, class, zombies, and a wit only these two women...

The conversation seems to have stalled on DACA and undocumented peoples here in the U.S. What's up with that? How has a historical unwillingness to address systemic inequality created the mess we're in now? Well, I can't say I have the answers,...

Star Wars is such a grand universe. But, a universe that big surely has to have some POC...right? I mean, maybe a purple alien or two? Well, this week I bring back Kate Sanchez to discuss race, gender, and socio-politics in the new episode of the...

Dr. David Congdon and I sit down to discuss his faith journey, universalism, salvation in the trumpster era, & how race factors into our own theological lens. This a seminary class session y'all! So, go on and get those notebooks out and take some...

Mark your calender's, season 2 is bout' to be on and lit! February 18, 2018, the good doc is back getting into all kinds of profanity with faith. Don't miss out on this new and exciting season!

The final episode of season 1 2017. Dan breaks down a brief overview of the inaugural year of Profane Faith and looks forward to 2018. We will return here in January 2018. Stay tuned and subscribed!

The Alabama special election purged some very interesting issues. Patriarchy. Sexism. White Evangelical support of an accused pedophile. What does all that even mean? How might us as POC respond to the results in which Black women overwhelmingly...

Often times we tend to think of our religious training focused around a specific pedagogy or spiritual community. At times, that can lead us to a place of not being able to see the other. This week Dr. Gray takes us on a journey of what it is like to...

What is going to change with White people? What is going to change with White institutions in an era of trump? Is it possible to change or it it time for POC to leave the empire? This week, I go in on some of these questions and look at the story of...

Well, why not put the whole family on, right? Well, not really, but, my kid is growing up in a much different world than I did and I wanted to start that conversation here on this show. This week Mahalia and I are talking the basics, nothing too...

Gay. Christian. The two are rarely seen together and even more, many simply don't want to see them together. Come listen in on this much needed conversation with Darren Calhoun as we talk the intersections of faith.

What does a Quaker, White, cis, male have to say about allyship, the arts, race, and faith? Well, a lot actually. This week we go in again on what White allyship looks like with Callid Keefe-Perry. Callid takes a pragmatic and scholarly approach...

White allies have been in the news and in peoples conversations a lot. So, what and who are they? Well, while this episode is not a pitch to make that case for someone, it is an insider conversation with someone I consider to be my ally, my wife....

EXPLICIT. Why are certain Black people protesting the flag? Why does Colin take a knee? And how does Evangelicalism play into all this? Come join me in a conversation with an emerging post-soul theologian, Josiah Daniels to go in on all this and...

What is the journey of the Black scholar? How does race, class, & gender affect the process? This week we have a discussion about that and many other things with emerging scholar Travis Harris. We go in on faith, research, and of course, Hip Hop.

Doing the right thing is subjective. Moreover, doing the right thing often comes attached with race, gender, and historical ideologies regarding how to do the 'right thing' as a x-tian. This conversation goes in on what this all means being male,...

The terrorist attack in Las Vegas was horrible. No one should die like that. Yet, there are greater factors involved that include race, gender, class, and of course, faith. Join in on this very important conversation with Dr. Andre Johnson as he...

In this special edition of Profane Faith, we continue the conversation about race, gender, class, faith, and the Las Vegas terrorist act with Kathy Khang.

What does it mean to be Latinx, trans, Christian, and a voice for justice in the trumpster era? Dr. Robyn Espinoza breaks that down and gets at the issues of race, gender, class, and faith.

What does an atheist really thing? Tell me that. And could they actually be of moral fiber? Hmmm. Well, this conversation is with a great thinker and atheist, Kate Sanchez. Check it out.

What does it mean when your theological highway runs out on you and you have cracks in your faith? Join me in this deep conversation with pastor, author, and good friend, JR Forasteros as we talk about when cracks show up in our faith

Law and order. Something that many do not have a clue on and even more could care less about when it involved Black bodies. Come listen in on a conversation with former law enforcement officer, Mark Skiles

Colonialism and faith go hand in hand in Western Christianity. Come listen in on Brandi Miller discuss her own de-colonizing journey and what she does to help folks de-colonize their own minds.

A great conversation with Rev Efrem Smith on race, evangelicalism, White run mission organizations, and God.

Check this episode out as I have an amazing conversation with Rediet Mulugeta an emerging scholar, activist, and theologian.

Join me in this episode while I have an intriguing conversation with the Rev. Greer. A faith like this, is definitely profane but in all the right ways!

In this episode, I interview my good friend Joseph Boston. His faith is one that has been disrupted...in a real good way. Living in Australia has given Joseph a unique perspective and also help craft his faith. Check it out! NOTE: This is a long one,...

Well Hodge gets in the hot seat and pours out his own faith journey. Now you can see what made him who he is and how he ended up, well, like this. Bear with this, it's long, but so worth it.

An introduction to Profane Faith. This episode lays out what the series will be about and what the overall premise of this podcast is. Thanks for listening.