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.