Sources I referred to in the podcast:
I have had a lot of fun interviewing different people about their love for Scriptures and how that impacts their lives and ministries. This conversation was no exception.
Power in the Church is so corrosive, and those effects are being played out constantly in front of the world in our American protestant churches. This interview with Skye Jethani and Scot McKnight is sobering. The interview starts around the 40 minute mark.
As I work my way through the end of Galatians 5 and the beginning of chapter 6, I am reminded of the ways we love power grabs in the church… and how we need to cultivate a new way in the power of the Spirit.
Take the time to listen to that dialogue on the Holy Post Podcast.
This episode came from a lot of emotion because I had another conversation with another young minister who is leaving a conservative denomination because of the current partisan climate. The nice part of me wants to apologize for that, but I won’t.
The closer we draw to the election, the more doubling down culturalized Christians are doing, leaving friends of color FAR behind. Our “George Floyd Moment” was just that… a moment. Shame on us.
What is ahead for the culturalized Church is hard and I let those emotions roll as I walked through Jeremiah 27-29. This isn’t easy or enjoyable. And it will probably be ignore. But I leave it as a witness.
I was privileged to interview two important voices in my life on the issue of racism in light of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Marlena Graves is an author and activist. Her forthcoming book The Way Up is Down is a wake up call to have our eyes on the marginalized in our world.
Dennis Edwards is a professor of New Testament studies at North Park seminary. He has pastored urban churches, including Minneapolis where we met. His forthcoming book is Might from the Margins.
For the audio, go HERE.
For the video, go HERE.
I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Kim, author of Analog Church: Why we need real people, places, and things in the digital age from Intervarsity Press. I wanted to chat with him about the book coming out as the country was under a quarantine and needed to be more digital.
It was a fun conversation. Listen HERE.
My book review of Jay’s book is HERE.
I listened to the Holy Post Podcast and this week’s discussion (beginning around 10:30.00) has a discussion on an Atlantic Monthly article by David Brooks on the “nuclear family.” It was a fascinating discussion FOLLOWED BY Part 2 of an interview with Matthew Soerens of World Relief on the subject of immigration. Both discussions were challenging and thought provoking.
The podcast is HERE.
The article by David Brooks is HERE.