Today, we’re joined by Rev. M. Kaiser who is the co-founder and executive director of enfleshed, a nonprofit creating and facilitating resources of spiritual nourishment for collective liberation.  M is passionate about bringing fresh and relevant perspectives to the questions, traditions, and theologies that have sustained faith communities for centuries. They have extensive experience in writing, preaching, and teaching on Christianity and its relationship to queer and trans lives, feminism, white anti-racism, and other pressing matters of justice. M is a leader with the UMForward Collective and formerly served as Director of Communications with Reconciling Ministries Network. They have also enjoyed working as a hospital chaplain, youth director, justice associate, and faith coordinator for reproductive justice in Texas. M is proud to be a 2018-2020 Culture of Health Leader with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They delight in queer community, finding the nearest hike while traveling, reading theologies, and working with stained glass.

At the time of recording M went by the name M Barclay, but has since changed their name to M Jade Kaiser.

Show notes:

Episode tracks: “Far Side of the Sea,” “Versailles,” and “Fearless” by Amy Stroup, used with permission.

Terms used: Spiritual bypassing, gaslighting, Cishet (

Resources mentioned:

Octavia E. Butler Earth Seed Series (Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents)

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Audre Lorde—The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House

Andrea Gibson (@andrewgibby on Instagram)

Annie Dillard 


Grace Lee Boggs

Sonya Renee Taylor (The Body Is Not an Apology) 

Valerie Saiving

Mary Oliver (Don’t Hesitate)