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 RasoolBerry.com, 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
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
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristen Kobes Du Mez
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Episode 067 with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil
Episode 069 with Mae Elise Cannon
Episode 058 with Justin Giboney