Orthodox Theology for the Liberated Christian

Meditations of a Traveling Nun

Orthodox Theology for the Liberated Christian

Bridget Eileen Rivera is a sociologist completing her Ph.D. at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has an M.Ed. in education administration from Oklahoma University and a B.A. in journalism from Patrick Henry College. A proud homeschool graduate and Christ-follower committed to orthodox (aka traditional) theology, Rivera founded Meditations of a Traveling Nun in 2012 to reflect on her faith journey and encourage others in their own. Meditations of a Traveling Nun eventually grew to reach thousands of unique readers every month and even more through social media. Rivera’s first book, Heavy Burdens (Brazos Press 2022), is a Foreword INDIES 2022 Finalist in religion. Providing an honest account of seven ways LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, Heavy Burdens helps Christians across the theological spectrum navigate a better approach to LGBTQ issues.

Rivera has worked with a number of faith-based organizations, including Revoice, Christians for Social Action, Q Christian Fellowship, and Preston Sprinkle’s Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender, where she contributed to the Digital Leaders Forum. She holds a Graduate Chancellor’s Fellowship with CUNY Graduate Center and an Applied Justice Fellowship with Vera Institute. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find her teaching sociology at John Jay College and taking her wild animaldog out for walks. You can follow her on social media @travelingnun.

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Bridget Eileen Rivera


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Meditations of a Traveling Nun

Orthodox Theology for the Liberated Christian



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