Man with a Pitcher of Water–Luke 22:10

Peterson shares the story of “the man with the pitcher of water,” who appears in Luke 22:10 (also Mark 14:13 Matthew 26:18, 19 “a certain man.”) This is someone who breaks gender and class rules. We do not know all the reasons, but somehow Jesus knew to look out for this gender transgressor and gender transcendent person. 

While the passage is short, and we never learn the person’s name, this moment serves as an essential incident in what is known as Passion Week for some Christians. This person leads the disciples to the place where the Last Supper occurs, which is commemorated during Holy Communion today. 

Peterson references Mx. Chris Paige and their book, Otherwise Christian, A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation. You will also hear about Liam’s soon to be released book, trans-forming proclamation: A Transgender Theology of Daring and Existence

Liam joins in for a lively discussion about cisgender gays and lesbians who latch onto then later renounce gender differences in their own life, confusing and conflating gender and orientation. 

Liam then shares the “Other Text,” and reads from Angela Davis‘ collections of essays and speeches, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

In each episode of Bible Bash Podcast, Liam, a trans queerish man, and co-host, cis gay Bible scholar, Peterson Toscano, take turns presenting the text. They then discuss. In addition, each episode they present an other text, a non-Biblical text of note–religious or secular–that may or may not correspond to the Bible text. 

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