Whatever your views may be on the current state of race relations in America, you would probably agree that a lot of people still struggle to perceive just how deeply significant the issue of racism is, or at least are not confident to engage in open, honest discussion about racial issues with people different from them.
In an effort to draw more Christians into a place where they can begin to understand both the weight of the issue, and how to think about it and address it in helpful, effective ways, this latest episode of The DBC Podcast puts the topic of Racism front and center.
Specifically, our discussion focused on the Christian response to racism. I was blessed to welcome two special guests – Elaina Thompson (leader of “The Middle” Single Adult group at DBC) and Caleb Hallman (co-leader of DBC’s Young Professionals ministry) – who shared their own stories and experiences as people of color. Along for the ride was Jeff Reams (Mission Pastor) who has his own unique perspective and pressing questions about this issue. Together, we examined why it can be difficult for Christians – even those deeply committed to the same local church – to engage in open dialogue about race and its related issues, and attempted to share some pointers for how to make progress in this area, both in thought and in action.
This is definitely a conversation that will spur some additional thoughts and questions, so we want to encourage you to keep this conversation going right here on the website. Leave a comment with your own thoughts, personal experiences, or follow-up questions to what we shared in this episode. You can also tweet to us at @dbcpodcasts.
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Showing Up for Racial Injustice organization website: www.surjatl.com
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On Ramp: Two Christians Talk About Race podcast: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-ra…d1186180153?mt=2