The Bible and Beyond Podcast Episode

Correcting the Mary Magdalene Smear Campaign Helps People Experience the Divine Feminine Within

An interview with Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus

A photo of Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus

Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, photo by Chelsa King

Kyndall Rae Rothaus, a popular young female minister, tackles the ancient Mary Magdalene smear campaign as an example of the damage which can be done by mistaken assumptions. To her, it’s yet another example of the way people discredit strong women, both in the past and today. From her own experience existing in the world as a queer woman, she knows the damage that can be done when people who do not even know her make judgments based only on her relationship and sexual preferences. She believes that unraveling the Mary Magdalene smear campaign can help all people discover the divine feminine within.

Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus is an award-winning preacher, poet, feminist theologian, spiritual director, and preaching coach. She was a Senior Pastor in Baptist churches in Texas before starting her own business working with individuals to heal from religious trauma and re-imagine their spirituality. She is the author of Thy Queendom Come and Preacher Breath. Describing herself as a queer woman and a single mom, her two adopted children are the biggest joys of her life.

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This podcast is part of a “Focus on Mary Magdelene” series of videos, podcasts, and a discussion happening during October/November of 2022. Click to learn more.