#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.