A Short Resource on Dismantling Racism
Sign up for my newsletter and receive my free e-book on racism in the church. This introductory resource is an excellent starting point for those embarking on the journey to anti-racism. My resource contains six small chapters, recommended reading lists, article links, videos and movie lists, and more!
From the Faith in a Fresh Vibe Podcast
We close Season 3 with this final episode centering the voices of BIPOC Christians and other marginalized people too. Assimilation to dominant culture is typically the way marginalized people can belong in contemporary churches. Is there a better path? There is, and I outline part of that journey in this episode. It follows a book project coming out in 2021 by the same title. Life out the fulness of your humanity by embodying your gifts and abilities in your own skin. Finding your liberation is tied to belonging to community that sees you for you. Don’t give up on Jesus, belonging is out there.
We close Season 3 with a final two part series. Part 1 discusses the work behind justice and becoming (more) anti-racist. Rohadi shares two pathways to consider in the lifelong journey of reconciliation. Building off of the free 6 chapter e-book, “Change the Story, A Small Resource on Dismantling Racism in Canada and the Church”, available on www.rohadi.com. 2020 is a year of profound change and movements towards justice. What do we need to sustain the efforts? This intro episode will help white people and those just starting the work of anti-racism.
In this episode we talk about slavery in Canada. Chad Lucas is an 8th generation Nova Scotian and provides a rich look at Black history. We talk the past, current white supremacy activity, and then switch gears into what it takes to belong. Chad left his church of 20 years after the denomination (same one I left) made a final statement to preserve the traditional definition of marriage.
#17 – On Justice, Anti-Racism, and the Effects of White Churches on Black and Brown Bodies with Drew Brown (Part 3 of 3)
Part 3 of 3. Drew and I continue our conversation deconstructing white evangelicalism and contemporary worship by describing our own experiences and when we determined white churches have no space for BIPOC folks.
#16 – Deconstructing White Church Experience from Black and Brown Bodies with Drew Brown (Part 2 of 3)
Part 2 of 3. Drew and I continue our conversation deconstructing white evangelicalism and contemporary worship by describing our own experiences and when we determined white churches have no space for BIPOC folks.
Part 1 of 3. Episode 15 begins with the first of THREE parts with 12-time Dove Award winner, Drew Brown. In this episode we talk about living a Christian faith in the local parish context. Neighbourhoods rule and you need to listen to discover why. We then pivot to talk about defunding white churches (also LOL), and more importantly we start a conversation on re-imagining the lacklustre world of contemporary Christian music. Get on in!
#14 – Dismantling White Supremacy in the Church and anti-Racism Movements with Bernadette Arthur – Part 2
Part 2 with Bernadette Arthur (she/her). We discuss her recent work in a predominantly white denomination, justice, the work of anti-racism in white institutions, and whether or not the institution can be saved. We also discuss the recent calls for justice surrounding anti-Blackness, and pave a sense of hope for BIPOC folk moving forward.
This season is the BIPOC edition with voices from across Canada. To launch things off I welcome Bernadette Arthur for a two part series. In this first edition, Bernadette shares about her journey of faith, what it looked to deconstruct her experience in both Black Caribbean and Seventh Day Adventist traditions, and putting together the pieces into a new way forward.
From the blog: On church, leadership, mission, & liberation.
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...
In this post I narrow some focus to visible minorities and our role in fighting systemic racism. Some of you may be familiar with the term "model minority", particularly if you're of Asian descent. It's the idea that you sit in between white and Black. To over...
(Post updated October, 2019 and again in June 2020). This is part 4 of a series on racism and the church. For white folks, this post might make you uncomfortable, but I hope you read until the end. This is my attempt to outline the hope of reconciliation, restoration,...
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.
Soul Coats: Adult Coloring Book
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