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That Makes Total Sense!
Episode 075 - Rasool Berry

This episode was recorded in late December 2020, before the attacks on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Here’s my confession, I was just trying to keep up with my guest Rasool Berry on this episode (this is going to be a double-listen for me)! At the time of this recording, Rasool had just come off some big conversations surrounding Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the church. (And if that’s your interest, there are some great resources listed below where you can learn more and hear Rasool’s perspective and heart on the issue.) One of my goals for this conversation however, was to ask Rasool to take us another direction. Namely, what conversations and actions are most applicable as we explore racial injustice and theology.

Rasool is the teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, NY. He has a degree in Africana Studies and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently in seminary. Follow along and connect with Rasool at, on Twitter @rasoolberry, Facebook @rasoolberryofficial, and Instagram @rasoolb.

Critical [G]race Theory: The Promise and Perils of CRT by Rasool Berry

UnCritical Race Theory by Rasool Berry

Mentioned in this episode:

Unbelievable? Podcast hosted by Justin Brierley with guests Rasool Berry and Neil Shenvi

The AND Campaign

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien

Doctrine and Race: African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism Between the Wars by Mary Beth Swetnam Matthews

The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark A. Noll

The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

The Daily “Who Replaces Me?” An Update

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristen Kobes Du Mez

Free at Last? The Gospel in the African American Experience by Carl Ellis

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Episode 067 with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

Episode 069 with Mae Elise Cannon

Episode 058 with Justin Giboney

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