A Short Resource on Dismantling Racism
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From the Faith in a Fresh Vibe Podcast
Welcome to Season 4 of the Faith in a Fresh Vibe podcast! This is the AUTHOR’S EDITION, where I invite my friends to come and share the books they have authored in the past year. To open the season I invite fellow Canadian Jonathan Puddle to chat about his book, “You Are Enough”. In this episode we take a dive into spiritual formation, why contemporary Christianity has struggled to deal with emotions, and practices of contemplative spirituality.
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.
From the blog: On church, leadership, mission, & liberation.
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,...
This post was written in October 2017, and reposted with updates here. A podcast interview on the 'coming out' of rapper Lecrae, describes his loosening ties with white evangelicalism (where he spent his formative years). White evangelicals didn't appreciate his...
One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist.' - Dr. Ibram Kendi Dr. Kendi's contemporary quote, also used by Civil Rights activists in the '60s,...
Welcome to my series on racism and the church. This blog series, now being turned into a downloadable .pdf, was initially posted after the violence in Charlottesville in 2017. Although I've updated most of the content, the framework hasn't changed. Only names and...
5 years ago I posted this article as a reflection. I've revamped it and now ask, what will church membership look like post-COVID? I have a hunch. Purely a guess, but 25-50% membership decline. Not everyone, but as a whole. We're noticing how little we need the...
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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