That Makes Total Sense!
That Makes Total Sense!
Episode 076 - Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby, the New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Compromise, is back on the podcast with an incredible conversation about his new book, How To Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice. We recorded this episode on January 12, 2021, less than one week after the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6; a day that is already undeniably living in infamy in America’s history. As a theologian and historian, Jemar walks us through the narratives that led up to this moment as well as the ones that continue to permeate our nation and our churches.

In his new book, Jemar starts by saying how he recognizes “something is different this time,” and as a student of history, he does not take those words lightly. More Americans are becoming aware of systemic racial injustice and are asking what they can do about it. How To Fight Racism is the very handbook our generation needs to answer those questions and to spur us on to work toward solutions. I can’t wait for you to hear and share this episode!

Jemar is also CEO of The Witness, Inc. home of The Witness BCC and The Witness Foundation. Connect with Jemar on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to Footnotes. And find his new book at

Mentioned in this episode:

Raphael Warnock’s win in Georgia is a testament to the power of the Black church by Jemar Tisby in The Washington Post

Seminary presidents reaffirm BFM, declare CRT incompatible by George Schroeder in Baptist Press

Southern Baptist seminary presidents reaffirm their commitment to whiteness by Jemar Tisby in The Witness BCC

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