the confession collective is a community of folks who are interested in creating queer theological art and putting it into the world as part of our wider conversations about theology and faith
welcome to the confession collective! this site is currently the
meeting room as the confession collective develops...please read more
about our work, sign into the guestbook, and contact us about any
interest or thoughts you have about our work...
A little about how we have ended up here and where we want to go...
confession: by confess we mean 1) a way for us to question, query, make mistakes, be wrong, investigate, and play because we know we are loved and held, 2) a venue for us to de-compartmentalize ourselves and practice being whole in our faith - where all of our identities inform our faith and our faith informs all of our identities
queer theology: Queer Theology acknowledges that our theologies have been crafted within political & social contexts of oppression and colonization, which means theological ideas and doctrines reflect paradigms of those who have been within the dominant power group of any context (ex: for christian doctrine, a white, male, formally-educated, upper-class group). Queer Theology then proposes that in order for us to shape theology and faith in a liberatory manner, our theologies must begin to increasingly be informed by those with identities that have been explicitly left out of the theological process.
queer theological art: this art is not an art in defense of ourselves - or our identities, but rather is a practice of resurrection. a
practice that "provides encouragement for new faith action and
reflection, and also forgiveness for the oppressive theological past".
(Marcella Althaus-Reid, Queer God)
we envision: that our art will serve to "provide a location of non-rigid exchange amongst people's actions and reflections, as a base for a theology rooted in more genuine (and diverse) dialogues...in order to provide theological acts with different practices of dialoguing and reflecting in communities" (Marcella Althaus-Reid, Queer God)
the confession collective is actively seeking folks who 1) are already engaging in queer theological art work, 2) are interested in creating art in this way, and/or 3) are interested in what putting queer theological art out into the world would look like