Transfigured & Transformed: Church Beyond the Binary

We live in a world full of binaries: male and female, Catholic and Protestant, clergy, and laity. While these binaries can sometimes help us in constructing definitions, they can also be limiting. What possibilities open up when we imagine church beyond the strict binaries? How might our efforts to push or cross boundaries create opportunities for greater flourishing, especially for those historically excluded from leadership, preaching, and ordained ministry? Drawing upon the richness of our faith as seen in extra-institutional and non-canonical Catholic communities as well as transgender theology, we’ll explore the ways in which our church is already becoming transfigured and transformed and how we might become agents of transformation, breathing new light into our faith and our communities.