A Short Resource on Dismantling Racism
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From the Faith in a Fresh Vibe Podcast
#28 – On Church Planting Multi-ethnic Churches and Raising Marginalized Voices with Rev Dr Dennis Edwards
On Centering Marginalized People: Might from the Margins with Rev Dr Dennis Edwards. Dr Edwards is Professor of NT at Northpark Theological Seminary. He’s also an ordained minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church. In this episode…we start with a talk about his early days church planting and in ministry in multi-ethnic spaces. We ask, can white evangelicalism become more inclusive and multi-ethnic? We then transition to talk about his book, Might from the Margins. Dr. Edwards shares how centering marginalized people as the primary readership, we draw near to the central story of the Gospels. Listen as we unpack his teaching around justice, diaspora people, and building new spaces of faith for tomorrow.
Recorded days after the 2020 American inauguration, I chat with author and spiritual formation director, Charlotte Donlon. This two part series begins with Charlotte’s introduction, a bit about her people, and then what it’s like to live Birmingham, Alabama. The heart of white Christian evangelicalism and its cultural grip on the region comes with challenges. We discuss bearing witness in a time of disconnection and start to unpack the question of vulnerability in faith.
Recorded days after the 2020 American election, I chat with musician, author, activist and advocate Robert Monson. We share a conversation about decentering whiteness in faith and practice. What does radical revival in the church look like and what does that shift look like? What does decolonizing and faith look like individually and collectively? We discuss new metrics, new ways of gathering, and embracing the marginal voice at the centre.
Subversive Stillness is Robert Monson’s book, a devotional on decolonizing the Christian faith. We talk Christian ethics and a little about his work.
In this episode I introduce my friend Dr. Drew Hart who is a professor of theology at Messiah University in PA. He is the author of two books including, Trouble I’ve Seen, and the latest, Who Will be a Witness? In part two of a two-part series we discuss:
- Dive into his latest book, “Who Will be a Witness? Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance”;
- Decolonizing white Christianity and white supremacy;
- Rejecting domesticated white Jesus;
- Unpack what the church of the future can look like for marginalized people and all.
In this episode I introduce my friend Dr. Drew Hart who is a professor of theology at Messiah University in PA. He is the author of two books including, Trouble I’ve Seen, and the latest, Who Will be a Witness? In part one of a two-part series we discuss:
- His work at a predominantly white institution;
- Decentering whiteness in institutions;
- Power analysis and ushering in change for white institutions;
- The white blessing
- Chasing justice and upsetting systems and economies;
- Organizing and activism in our present age.
This is a must listen to learn new formation on Christian ethics and spirituality. Don’t miss it!
From the blog: On church, leadership, mission, & liberation.
I've been thinking.... The rise in anti-Asian racism is a reminder that we must adhere to the terms and conditions too. You can put your head down, work hard, try to assimilate, but the arms of white supremacy will randomly lunge to pull you back into a place. It's...
2021 started off with the proverbial "bang" as the world watched in horror as the riots at the US Capitol Building unfolded. We all had a sense of both dread and awe as we watched the unthinkable happen. For racialized minority, it was also a visceral in your face...
We are now in the season of Epiphany, one of two feasts the early church celebrated along with Easter. Epiphany marks the Gospel revealed to the Gentiles through the story of the visiting wise men. I've always found it peculiar the story of the Magi. Something stoked...
2000 years of patriarchy have undoubtedly diminished the powerful words of the two women in our readings. Today we will centre one, a voice that comes to us in the form of a song. “Magnificat anima mea Dominum.” It sure sounds better in Latin. Mary's Song, or the...
I have, for a long time, advocating the de-centering of Sunday morning worship. It's the most cost intensive monument of the church, and one we need to re-think in a post-Christian context. I'm not saying throw it all away, but we should be able to re-think its...
This is the final post that concludes a series on racism in the church that can be downloaded as a pdf. The purpose of the series was to alert and inform primarily white Christians on ways to engage their own racism and racism in their communities. In this final...
Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom.
“Thrive”, is a guide to help unlock features in you, and your church, to emerge as leaders and co-creators in our cities, neighborhoods, and beyond. With the increasing number of people claiming no religious affiliation, it may be surprising to learn core values like purpose, justice, spirituality, and love remain important. The stage is set. Our culture presents a great opportunity for the church that seeks to live out the Gospel in a post-Christian world.
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