The church has a troubled relationship with racism, both historically and in the present day. Join the WADR team as they investigate the question of race both overseas and in Australia.
In this episode, Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen look at the vexed question of racism and the church.
First up, they talk to African American pastor Thabiti Anaybwile about how he understands the way American evangelicalism has interacted with the question of racism. He has been a significant voice on this topic within conservative evangelicalism in the US.
Then the WADR team come back to their Australian context to speak with pastor Grace Lung and her experience as an Australian-born Chinese woman within Australian churches and society.
Finally, Michael and Megan finish with a review of a film that examines the experience of Indigenous students in an elite Anglican school environment.
You can find out more about Grace Lung’s ministry and track down resources for understanding and dealing with racism on her website.
Less aggro, more conversation.
Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.
There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.
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