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Faith and Race Podcast

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all colors host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.
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Dec 19, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Dec 12, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Nov 28, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Nov 21, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Nov 15, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Nov 8, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Nov 1, 2016

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all backgrounds host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. For the first season, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, each with a powerful story to tell. In addition to the podcast, a small group curriculum is also available to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community.

Mar 30, 2016

About Today's Episode: In today’s interview, we will listen to the experiences of Rev. Tina Harris, pastor of Grand Avenue Temple (UMC) in Kansas City. Rev. Harris discusses diversity and her experience navigating different worlds and contexts. Today’s episode will be shorter than usual to allow for time to discuss the first season of the podcast as a whole. For the accompanying Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ

Mar 24, 2016

We unfortunately weren't able to fit the following clips into the original episode due to time constraints, but we still wanted to give you a chance to listen! The four clips cover social media, respectability, hope, and schools. Rev. Dr. Gould has served as the pastor of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Jefferson City since 2010. In addition, she also serves as the Vice President of the African American Clergy Coalition of Mid-Missouri and the Executive Director of an interfaith organization known as Missouri Faith Voices.

Mar 23, 2016

About Today's Episode:

Today’s interview with Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould will discuss institutional sin, prophetic ministry, and freedom movements across time. Rev. Dr. Gould has served as the pastor of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Jefferson City since 2010. In addition, she also serves as the Vice President of the African American Clergy Coalition of Mid-Missouri and the Executive Director of an interfaith organization known as Missouri Faith Voices. For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ

Mar 16, 2016

About Today's Episode: In today’s episode, a retired police officer and longtime member of Asbury United Methodist church, Patricia Flernoy, shares her experience living and working in North City in St. Louis Missouri. In the first segment of this interview, Pat shares with us her reflections on being an African American woman in the St. Louis police force and the role her faith has played in her professional life. The second part of the interview details the changes that her neighborhood, the Greater Ville, has experienced throughout her lifetime.

 For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ

Mar 9, 2016

About Today's Episode: Today’s episode with Rev. Dr. William L. Johnson, III examines a theology of racial justice and reconciliation.  Rev. Dr. Johnson is a St. Louis native who has served as a presiding elder and as a pastor of several African Methodist Episcopal Zion churches across the country. Rev. Dr. Johnson currently serves as a Chaplain at Christian Hospital in St. Louis and as the Minister of Young Adult and Cross-Cultural Outreach at University United Methodist Church.

For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ

Mar 2, 2016

About Today's Episode:  While most episodes in this podcast have featured leaders from Kansas City and St. Louis, today’s episode featuring lifetime Fayette resident Lealure Tindall will examine what racial justice looks like in a rural setting. Ms. Tindall’s experience shows us that racial justice for Missourians is not just an urban issue.

 

For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ

Feb 25, 2016

We unfortunately weren't able to fit the following clips into the original episode due to time constraints, but we still wanted to give you a chance to listen! The four clips cover the challenges faced by justice-minded pastors, "god moments," the Mother's March, and hope. Dr. Gunning Francis is the current Associate Dean for Contextual Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis and will be starting as the Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in the fall of 2016.

Feb 18, 2016

We unfortunately weren't able to fit the following clips into the original episode due to time constraints, but we still wanted to give you a chance to listen! The three clips cover money's role in race relations, women in the church, and Dr. Parks and Dr. Wright's personal observations on race in the educational system. Dr. Parks served as a sociology professor at Lincoln University in Jefferson City and now serves as the pastor of Paris Fork United Methodist in Fulton, MO, and St Paul in New Bloomfield, MO. Dr. Wright worked for many years as an administrator and teacher in the St. Louis Public Schools, and is a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Louis.

Feb 17, 2016

About Today's Episode: This episode’s interview with Dr. Arnold Parks and Dr. John Wright focuses on history and how it has shaped our world and our church.  Dr. Parks served as a sociology professor at Lincoln University in Jefferson City and now serves as the pastor of Paris Fork United Methodist in Fulton, MO, and St Paul in New Bloomfield, MO. Dr. Wright worked for many years as an administrator and teacher in the St. Louis Public Schools, and is a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Louis. They are both published authors, and worked together to write African American United Methodist Churches in Missouri: A Pictorial History, published in 2012.

 For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ

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