This conversation with Danté Stewart was almost a year in the making, but it was well worth the wait! Danté’s first book, a memoir, comes out on October 12 and it is a gift! Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle tells the story of a faith journey that has become all too familiar in American evangelicalism. Like many other Christians of color, Danté grew up worshiping in ways that were unique to his cultural context. However, as he entered more white social spaces in his college and young adult years, that began to change. He began to see white American evangelicalism as normative and all other expressions as less than. Thankfully, that wasn’t the end of his story. In this book and conversation, Danté shares his experiences of being Black, Christian, and American and how those identities have intersected for him both now and over the years.
Connect with Danté at www.dantecstewart.com and pre-order Shoutin’ in the Fire.
Mentioned in this episode:
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore
The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
White Lies by Daniel Hill – guest on Ep. 057
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
You might also enjoy:
Episode 110 with Drew Jackson on poetic expression inspired by the Gospel of Luke
Episode 081 with A.D. “Lumkile” Thomason on his book, Permission to Be Black: My Journey with Jay-Z and Jesus
Episode 105 with Casey Church on worship in specific cultural contexts