Tuesday Conversations, S1E15 (PODCAST): What Do Churches Do about Being White Too Long?
Listen in to a new "Tokens" podcast with Nashville's Lee Camp
Hi, everyone. Happy third night of Hanukkah for those of you who are, like my family, celebrating. And wishing a good time of reflection to those of you who are, also like my family, observing this season of Advent. I’ll be sharing some reflections on Advent in this Friday’s column.
This week, I’m bringing you a conversation I recently had with Lee Camp on his Tokens Podcast. If you live in the Nashville area, you may have also caught this conversation on Nashville’s local NPR affiliate WPLN. But if you missed it, you can listen to the full episode below.
Here’s the description of the episode:
In this episode, Robert P. Jones discusses some of the most distressing realities we have yet to encounter on our show: namely, the racist attitudes and obscene violence – and the simultaneous willful ignorance – perpetuated by white American Christians of all denominations. His study of history, paired with modern socio-scientific research, offers a shocking conclusion that many will find themselves reluctant to accept: “If you take your average white American, and you add Christian identity, they move up the racism index, not down.” But such a confession, he says, is a necessary starting point before there can be any reconciliation.
I really enjoyed this conversation with Lee, who describes himself as “a radical conservative, or an orthodox liberal” who “loves teaching college and seminary students at Lipscomb University.” He brings a unique perspective to his podcast. I’d encourage you all to check out the Tokens podcast beyond this episode.
An Invitation: Book Launch Event for Kelly Brown Douglas’s Resurrection Hope
Finally, I hope you can join me this Thursday night (12/2) at 6:30 p.m. EDT for what promises to be an amazing virtual launch event for the important new book, Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas. I’ve learned so much from Rev. Dr. Douglas, and I’m honored to be a part of this conversation.
You can register for the event by clicking on the graphic below.
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