August 29, 2016
Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman is an Episcopal priest and author of the new book, Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know about Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity. You may have read Virginia Ramey Mollenkott’s enthusiastic review of the book here on our Christian Feminism Today website, or maybe you read the interview with Elizabeth Edman on the Religion Dispatches website. (If this author’s surname, Edman, sounds familiar, it may because of its association with Wheaton College in Illinois. Liz Edman is the granddaughter of one of this evangelical college’s most celebrated presidents, Dr. V. Raymond Edman, for whom the campus’s Edman Memorial Chapel is named.)
In connection with her new book, Liz Edman has prepared several very short talks (each about two minutes long). They have important messages for everybody, no matter what one’s definition may be in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity, or anything else.
Click here to watch Liz’s brief message, “Identity.” It’s a message about being yourself in spite of society’s efforts to straitjacket you with conventional gender roles.