Seeing Ourselves in a Text with David Chandler–Ruth 1

David Chandler an Australian, joins Liam Hooper and Peterson Toscano to talk about the first chapter of the Book of Ruth. Peterson reads from the new anthology Otherwise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance, edited by Mx Chris Paige. He shares a passage from the essay Womanist by Diamond Stylz.  David also shares the “Other Text,” the third saying in the Gospel of Thomas

David Chandler is an actor, singer, writer, magician, bibliophile, amateur folklorist and a spoons-player. Last year they completed their Bachelor of Music Theatre at Federation University, Australia. Right now they are in the midst of doing their Honours in Creative Arts. They are focusing on early queer rights activist and theorist, Karl Henrich Ulrichs.

Growing up in the Uniting Church in Australia, they currently find their home with the Quakers. David adores the poems and paintings of Edward Lear. They also love apricot jam on vanilla ice-cream.

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidCChandler and see their Facebook page: David is a Magician

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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