Wilderness Times

Resistance Church / Jubilee United Church

The wilderness is a place to reflect. To discover who we are. To grapple with all that is wild and uncertain. To figure out what we stand for. Where God is revealed. With guests engaged in the work of standing up for Truth, join Rev. Bri-anne Swan as we explore what it means to answer God's call to seek justice and resist evil in this beautiful and aching world. Wilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQIA positive) congregation within the United Church of Canada in Toronto. read less

Faith, Identity, & Authenticity with Cynthia Vacca Davis
Nov 16 2022
Faith, Identity, & Authenticity with Cynthia Vacca Davis
With a few audio issues (oops) Rev. Bri-anne sits down with author Cynthia Vacca Davis as they discuss Cynthia's newly released book Intersexion, as well as Cynthia's journey of allyship, and the cost of being Intersex in a complicated church landscape.More complete shownotes can be found on our website.GUESTSCynthia Vacca DavisBIBLE BITESPsalm 138:14read by Julian | King Julez from Toronto, Canada.Julian is chair of Affirm United S'affirmer EnsembleMUSICMommy Issues - Don't Leave Me Here on My OwnEmorie - LighthouseRELEVANT LINKS FROM THIS EPISODEDefinition of "Intersex" from PlannedParenthood.orgIntersexion: A Story of Faith, Identity, and Authenticity: Lake Drive BooksAmazon CanadaAmazon USIndigo"The Gospel of Rope" by Rev. AnonymousThe Canadian Journal of Theology Mental Health and Disability 2 no. 2, Fall 2022WILDERNESS TIMES' LINKSWilderness Times Website Jubilee United Church WebsiteJubilee United Church - FacebookJubilee United Church - InstagramJubilee United Church - YouTubeJubilee United Church - TikTokResistance Church WebsiteResistance Church - TikTokResistance Church - InstagramResistance Church - FacebookResistance Church - YouTubeWilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQ+ positive) congregation of the United Church of Canada, committed to the work of being an anti-racist congregation, as well as Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.  The space on which we work and gather is the land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.Resistance Church reaches out to those for whom traditional church models are not always relevant or accessible. Rest. Hope. Community. Subversive faith & radical love in response to extraordinary times.
Naming the Complexities of Medical Assistance in Dying with Daniel Hayward
Oct 26 2022
Naming the Complexities of Medical Assistance in Dying with Daniel Hayward
Rev. Bri-anne sits down with Rev. Daniel Hayward as they discuss disability justice, the United Church of Canada’s statements on Medical Assistance in Dying, and some thoughts about balancing the rights of the individual against the welfare of the collective.More complete shownotes can be found on our website.GUESTSRev. Daniel HaywardDan's TwitterBIBLE BITESJeremiah 29:7Read by Landon Hammet of South Carolina, from a trade show in Chicago.MUSICTimbre Choir - Come and GoEmorie - RiverRELEVANT LINKS FROM THIS EPISODEUnited Church of Canada's Statements on Medical Assistance in Dying           2017 Statement           Revised Statement (2021)The Rooster Crows Podcast from Lawrence Park Community Church Woman with chemical sensitivities chose medically-assisted death after failed bid to get better housing – CTV News: April 13, 2022 How poverty, not pain, is driving Canadians with disabilities to consider medically-assisted death – Global News: October 8, 2022 Ethics of medically-assisted death questioned as some turn to it as an alternative to poverty – CityTV: October 14, 2022 WILDERNESS TIMES' LINKSWilderness Times Website Jubilee United Church WebsiteJubilee United Church - FacebookJubilee United Church - InstagramJubilee United Church - YouTubeJubilee United Church - TikTokResistance Church WebsiteResistance Church - TikTokResistance Church - InstagramResistance Church - FacebookResistance Church - YouTubeWilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQ+ positive) congregation of the United Church of Canada, committed to the work of being an anti-racist congregation, as well as Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.  The space on which we work and gather is the land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.Resistance Church reaches out to those for whom traditional church models are not always relevant or accessible. Rest. Hope. Community. Subversive faith & radical love in response to extraordinary times.
Humanizing the Incarcerated with Keri Blakinger
Oct 12 2022
Humanizing the Incarcerated with Keri Blakinger
Rev. Bri-anne sites down with Marshall Project Investigative Reporter, Keri Blakinger.  Together they discuss her new book, "Corrections in Ink", the dehumanizing nature of the criminal justice system, and how public safety might be best served by actually treating prisoners with compassion.More complete shownotes can be found on our website.GUESTSKeri BlakingerBIBLE BITESMatthew 25:34-40Read by Bri-anne, outside the Huntsville ("Walls") Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, Texas.MUSICMy Best by VAULTZ What My Heart is Looking For by Bonner BlackRELEVANT LINKS FROM THIS EPISODECorrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger (Macmillan Publishers)Corrections in Ink - AmazonKeri's TwitterKeri's TikTokKeri's profile on The Marshall ProjectWILDERNESS TIMES' LINKSWilderness Times Website Jubilee United Church WebsiteJubilee United Church - FacebookJubilee United Church - InstagramJubilee United Church - YouTubeJubilee United Church - TikTokResistance Church WebsiteResistance Church - TikTokResistance Church - InstagramResistance Church - FacebookResistance Church - YouTubeWilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQ+ positive) congregation of the United Church of Canada, committed to the work of being an anti-racist congregation, as well as Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.  The space on which we work and gather is the land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.Resistance Church reaches out to those for whom traditional church models are not always relevant or accessible. Rest. Hope. Community. Subversive faith & radical love in response to extraordinary times.
The Christ Who Resists Empire with Damon Garcia
Oct 5 2022
The Christ Who Resists Empire with Damon Garcia
In this episode, Rev. Bri-anne sits down with progressive Christian mystic, Damon Garcia, as they talk about Damon's new book, "The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus." Anchored with the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple, we discuss the origins of Damon's book, the importance of understanding the context out of which the Jesus movement emerged, and how absolutely ridiculous it is to talk about Jesus being "cancelled."A full transcript of this episode is available.More complete shownotes can be found on our website.GUESTSDamon GarciaBIBLE BITESJohn 2:13-22 - Jesus Cleanses the Templeread by the Rev. Stephen Milton, minister at Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto, Canada.MUSICRaise a Voice (Hear it Echo) by EmorieStand Our Ground by DreamlampRELEVANT LINKS FROM THIS EPISODEThe God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus [Amazon]The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus [Indiebound]Damon Garcia's Patreon PageDamon's YouTube ChannelDamon's TwitterDamon's InstagramDamon Garcia's TikTokWILDERNESS TIMES' LINKSWilderness Times Website Jubilee United Church WebsiteJubilee United Church - FacebookJubilee United Church - InstagramJubilee United Church - YouTubeJubilee United Church - TikTokResistance Church WebsiteResistance Church - TikTokResistance Church - InstagramResistance Church - FacebookResistance Church - YouTubeWilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQ+ positive) congregation of the United Church of Canada, committed to the work of being an anti-racist congregation, as well as Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.  The space on which we work and gather is the land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.Resistance Church reaches out to those for whom traditional church models are not always relevant or accessible. Rest. Hope. Community. Subversive faith & radical love in response to extraordinary times.
Imago Dei & Authentic Faith with Aurelia Dávila Pratt
Sep 28 2022
Imago Dei & Authentic Faith with Aurelia Dávila Pratt
Rev. Bri-anne sits down with pastor, author and sacred spacemaker, the Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt as they talk about Aurelia's new book, A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power. In this episode, Bri-anne and Aurelia talk about Imago Dei, the pressures of productivity culture, and how to live into our most authentic selves (just as God intended us to be).A full transcript of this episode is available.More complete shownotes can be found on our website.GUESTSThe Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt BIBLE BITES1 John 4:11-12 from the Inclusive Translationread by the Rev. Jason Meyers, Minister for Worship and Faith Formation and Metropolitan United Church in Toronto.MUSIC"Unafraid" by NOVVA"Redemption" by Snow BonesRELEVANT LINKS FROM THIS EPISODEA Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power (Broadleaf Books, 2022)A Brown Girl's Epiphany Study Guide Peace of Christ Church Wilco (Instagram @PeaceWilco)Aurelia Dávila Pratt's LinksAurelia's websiteAurelia's InstagramAurelia's TwitterAurelia's Author Profile on Broadleaf BooksWILDERNESS TIMES' LINKSWilderness Times Website Jubilee United Church WebsiteJubilee United Church - FacebookJubilee United Church - InstagramJubilee United Church - YouTubeJubilee United Church - TikTokResistance Church WebsiteResistance Church - TikTokResistance Church - InstagramResistance Church - FacebookResistance Church - YouTubeWilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQ+ positive) congregation of the United Church of Canada, committed to the work of being an anti-racist congregation, as well as Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.  The space on which we work and gather is the land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.Resistance Church reaches out to those for whom traditional church models are not always relevant or accessible. Rest. Hope. Community. Subversive faith & radical love in response to extraordinary times.
Creating Sacred Spaces with The Many
Sep 21 2022
Creating Sacred Spaces with The Many
In our very first episode(!), Rev. Bri-anne sits down with musical group, The Many to discuss their origins, the power of pivoting when the world seems like its on fire, and the power of the arts to disrupt us out of our comfort zones.A full transcript of this episode is available.More complete shownotes can be found on our website.GUESTSMembers of The Many:Gary RandDarren CalhounChrista Sangster Monroe(band members absent: Hannah Rand, Jonathan Ulanday, and Kristina Sinks)BIBLE BITESParaphrase of Genesis 11:1 - 9Written by Ted Heibert.   From Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible.  Edited by Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. WehrheimTHE MANY'S LINKSThe Many Website The Plural GuildThe Many - YouTubeThe Many - InstagramThe Many - PatreonPurchase The Many's MusicSpotifyApple MusicBandcampWILDERNESS TIMES' LINKSWilderness Times Website Jubilee United Church WebsiteJubilee United Church - FacebookJubilee United Church - InstagramJubilee United Church - YouTubeJubilee United Church - TikTokResistance Church WebsiteResistance Church - TikTokResistance Church - InstagramResistance Church - FacebookResistance Church - YouTubeWilderness Times and Resistance Church are digital ministries of Jubilee United Church, an Affirming (2SLGBTQ+ positive) congregation of the United Church of Canada, committed to the work of being an anti-racist congregation, as well as Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.  The space on which we work and gather is the land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.Resistance Church reaches out to those for whom traditional church models are not always relevant or accessible. Rest. Hope. Community. Subversive faith & radical love in response to extraordinary times.