Episode 17
1 Peter 1: 17-25

Guest: Rev. Eric Thomas

In this episode, host Rev. Alex Patchin McNeill is joined by the Rev. Eric Thomas as they discuss 1 Peter 1:17-25 through the lens of abundance. What does it mean to be born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God?

Eric A. Thomas a PhD candidate in New Testament and Early Christianity at Drew University. His research focuses on Minoritized Biblical Criticism informed by Queer Theory. Eric serves as the Interim Pastor of Siloam Presbyterian Church in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and is an adjunct professor at the New School where he teaches a course called Queering and Decolonizing Theology.  His essays “Tales from the Crypt: A Same Gender Loving (SGL) Reading of Mark 5:1-20 – Backwards” and “The Futures Outside (Rev 22:8-21): Apocalyptic Epilogue Unveiled as Africana Queer Prologue” are published in the Journal of the ITC and in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies (Fordham University Press) respectively.  When not working on his dissertation, he enjoys spending time with his husband Carlos Barnett, watching way too much HGTV programming, and being the proud uncle of Jayden, Nia and Devin.

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