Podcast — The ongoing issue of racism in our culture

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.

Analog Church in the time of coronavirus

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.

Eyes on the marginalized

In how I go forward in a politically divisive age, I continue to formulate my thoughts around the WHY and the WHO.

I listen regularly to Pass the Mic podcast because it comes from two young black Christian men. One is a historian. The other is a pastor. They bring perspective that challenges me and makes me think, especially when I disagree with them.

But this podcast summarizes well (not perfectly) how I am working on my voting process this year. I will not summarize nor will I answer questions asking me to summarize. You need to listen to their voices. I’m tired of summarizing. I need to listen more… as do each of us.

The “nuclear” family and the extended family

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.

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Liturgy as disruption

Being new to the Anglican Church, I try to seek out some great conversations and opportunities for learning. I have learned about Esau McCaulley along the way. He has a new podcast called The Disrupters: Change What Is that is a collaboration with IVP and Christianity Today.

This episode with Tish Harrison Warren is a great conversation because it discusses liturgy and how liturgy shouldn’t be the “hip new things” evangelicals try and somehow work to “make better.” The ancient forms themselves are disrupters. They call us to step away from the consumer culture and change up time and space. This is a great podcast to pick up, since it’s brand new. And this particular episode with well worth your time.

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