Racial Heresy | Making Racial Reconciliation a Spiritual Practice
By Fr. Jabriel Ballentine & Fr. Cayce Ramey
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Racial Heresy is the show where two Episcopal priests, one black, one white, challenge you to make racial reconciliation as much a part of your spiritual practice as prayer, bible study, and communion. With every episode we bring a Christian lens to the racial issues of American Society and provoke you to do the same, in order to lead the Church in a deeper commitment to the Baptismal Covenant. Join us and become a racial heretic for this age!
||ExplicitWhite Fragility: Robin DiAngelo on White Liberals Protecting Racism||Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility's role in protecting Racism||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAllies or Frenemies: The Twisted Power Cravings of White Liberals||White Liberals are often assumed to be allies to the struggle for equal rights and justice. They are supposed to be the friends of People of Color...the only ones we can trust. - But does that position ever become merely a badge of honor?||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWar, Patriotism and Christian Theology in Black And White||The war machine is returning to public view... - You know, it never went away. It just went virtual...drone strikes from remote locations right here in America. - But with our war-footing on the rise, we ought to reconsider our positions. -||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Good Christian Virtues of White Supremacists…||Good Christian Virtues are hard to come by...especially these days. So, we have to hold on to the appearance of good. - Even to our own detriment... - Even if it means embracing trauma to oppress ourselves... - https://www.youtube.com/watch?||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChallenging White Supremacy in Christian Art||Challenging White supremacy is something we must do at all times and in many different ways. - The thing is - White supremacy is so prevalent that we are always presented with opportunities for challenging the power structure. #ThanksBeToGod -||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRedemption & Humility: Two Sides of Racial Reconciliation||What has Racial Heresy been up to?! We've been hard at work praying, thinking, arguing, and PUSHING the BOUNDARIES of racial reconciliation to explore redemption & humility - What White and Black folks need before we can be reconciled... -||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKeep Calm & Trust America’s Racial Progress||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s95xrwINCtM - We have a habit in America of celebrating progress. It's the hallmark of an exceptional society. The great example of this habit is how we talk about racial progress in America.||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRaising Bertie and the Forgotten Forgotten Man & Woman in America||The "forgotten man and woman" in America isn't just the typical Trump supporter. There's also a forgotten, forgotten man and woman...rendered somewhat invisible as Ralph Ellison suggested. Yet if we find empathy for them,||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRacist American History: Should we Teach the Children?||Racist American History is a thing we can agree exists, right? And with all the talk about Confederate Monuments and what to do with them, it's appropriate to explore the divergent answers that each hope for reconciliation.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExcommunicating White Supremacy – Redeeming the Church||White supremacy has come out the shadows to reveal itself as a present force in America. If you thought this was a thing of the past, you know have proof otherwise. What should be the Church's response to the White Supremacist violence we've seen?||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoldness for Racial Reconciliation w/ Reinvention Expert Steve Olsher||Boldness is not something mainline denominations are known for. We tend to tip-toe around issues, trying not to offend the diverse perspectives held by those in the pews. - But the Episcopal Church, in its most recent General Convention,||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMelanie Delva on Repentance for Stolen Land & Stolen People||Sometimes you connect with folk who have a knack for profound conversation that leaves you joyously speechless. Melanie Delva is one of those persons. - As the new Reconciliation Animator for the Anglican Church of Canada,||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCn. Michael Hunn on Bishop Michael Curry & his Firsthand View of Racial Reconciliation||White Male learning at the feet of a Black Male||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDear White People: How to Love an Angry Black Man||“Dear White people…” - So begins a letter many Black people have wanted to write. But who could send such a letter? And who would listen? - I mean, no such letter ever goes well…it’s guaranteed to be interpreted as “angry.” So,||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTo Comfort White Folk: The Role of the Western Church||To comfort white folk seems to be the main objective of the Western Church. - Why else does it seem the Church is so ineffective at confronting the social realities of today? Especially on matters of race,||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPeaceful Transfer of Power: Is that what we should celebrate?||The peaceful transfer of power is the discussion as we prepare for the Presidential Inauguration. According to pundits, it’s one of the hallmarks of American Democracy. It’s one of the things that makes America great. - But,||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhite Supremacy: We Can’t Afford to Wait & See…||It’s curious how we, as a people, give some people the benefit of the doubt while others get none of that. Some people are innocent until proven guilty, while others are guilty even when they shouldn’t be “on trial.” - What is that about? -||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonald Trump is President? I Can’t Believe this S**t!||Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States of America. - What more can we say? - Many are shell-shocked! Can’t believe this happened. How did this happen? What are we to make of it? - It’s not as simple as you might think…it’s||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPersonal Salvation and Collective Sin: Can You Have One without the Other?||Often times we think that our personal goodness is good enough. - What I mean is this: many of us are well-intentioned, good people. We just tend to stay out of the fray…we don’t get involved. We think that focusing on our own selves is enough. -||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStand for the Anthem…Kneel for God||(updated 03/2017) Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the Anthem…he did it because of his conflict with the words of the Anthem and the image the Anthem represents, against the backdrop of the experience of Black and Brown people in this Country||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhite Fragility: Robin DiAngelo & the White Church’s Fear of Black People||Robin DiAngelo joins us to discuss why the Church finds it so difficult to have meaningful engagement on issues of race & racism||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI’m Not Racist…I’m Just Silent||"I'm not racist!" That's the quick response many Whites make to support a narrow-minded stance. It's usually followed by: "I have Black friends!" - The question then becomes: If you're not racist then why are you silent?||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen Peace Comes Too Soon. Can’t We Just Return to Normal?||This was originally published a year ago, and we wanted to revisit it for a couple of reasons. We have some big things coming up next month (our first guest Dr. Robin DiAngelo) and one of us needs more time to prepare.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs Western Christianity Racist?||--||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaking America Great Again? Abandoning God? Or both?||--||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Kudos to Fr. Ballentine, Fr. Ramey, & Dr. DiAngelo
Each of the Racial Heresy podcasts that I’ve listened to so far has been helpful, and this interview with the author of “White Fragility” is especially valuable — covering a lot of ground and giving practical pointers to ways of recognizing and then overcoming the racism / white supremacy that is as much a part of US history and culture as the Constitution.
Powerful conversation and ministry!! These are the kind of conversations that we need to be having in our lives!
This podcast has made me look at race in a way I never have before.
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