United? We Pray
By Isaac Adams
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Taking churches' racial struggles to the throne: United? We Pray is a podcast about racial divisions in churches. Season 3 coming in January 2019, Lord Willing.
||Clean0304 - Who Threw That Bomb? Politics, Systemic Racism, and Repentance (w/ Jemar Tisby)||Join Isaac Adams and Jemar Tisby as the two talk about politics, which so often combines race, religion, idolatry, and power.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0303 - The Christ We Share is More Important than the Politics We Don't (w/ Mark Dever)||In this episode, Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams sit with Mark Dever to discuss interracial dating, single-issue voting and racial divisions in churches, the American flag in worship gatherings among other issues.||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0302 - Not Political Correctness But What the Bible Says (w/ Ken Mbugua)||Join Isaac as he heads to Kenya to talk with Pastor Ken Mbugua about tribalism and its hidden faults.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0301 - My Great-Grandfather Sold Slaves (w/ Saidi Chishimba)||Come hear a man reckon with the hard history of his lineage: His family sold slaves. To kick off Season 3, Isaac Adams travels through Africa to pray with and learn from African pastors about race, the local church, and politics.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0300 - What's Changed & What's the Same||Isaac gives us an overview of Season 3 and its focuses. We say goodbye to some old friends and hello to some new. Also, we’re hiring!||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer Special: The Gospel in Color — A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Families (w/ Jarvis Williams)||In this Summer Special, Isaac Adams sits with Jarvis Williams, professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The brothers discuss Dr. Williams’ latest work for children and families, “The Gospel in Color —||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0208 - Season 2 Finale: Pray Without What?||In the Season 2 Finale, Trillia and Isaac reflect upon God’s grace throughout another season of United? We Pray. They reflect upon 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 — “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0207 - What About The Other “Other”? More Than A Black/White Conversation (w/ Duke Kwon)||Should our conversations about race and the church only be black and white? What is lost if we don’t have a wider conversation, and what is gained from having a broader conversation that includes those of other ethnicities?||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0206 - How Can I Help My Pastor In A Time of Racial Suspicion? (w/ Miguel Davilla)||How can lay church members help their pastors in times of racial suspicion? What is racial suspicion? Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams sit with pastor Miguel Davilla to discuss the posture church members can have to serve, love, and encourage their pasto||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0205 - Stopping By Ephesus: Reflections 50 Years After MLK Jr.’s Assassination (w/ John Perkins)||Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Fifty years later to the day, Isaac Adams sat with Dr. John Perkins, 87-year-old civil rights activist, a few blocks from where Dr. King was killed. There, Isaac heard Perk||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0204 - 20 Years Later: Why Are Evangelicals (Still) Divided by Faith? (w/ Michael Emerson)||In this episode, Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams talk with Michael Emerson, one of the authors of the seminal work, Divided by Faith. Published nearly 20 years ago, Divided by Faith examines evangelicals and the problem of race from a sociological persp||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0203 - Colorblindness: What If I Don’t See You As My Black Friend?||Colorblindness is the theory that if we ignore race, then racial problems will eventually cease. Is this term and theory helpful or unhelpful. Why or why not? How is it present in our culture, and how is it present in our churches?||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0202 - What’s The Goal Of Racial Reconciliation?||In this episode, Trillia and Isaac talk and pray about what the goal of racial reconciliation is and what it’s not.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0201 - Interracial Marriages: One Flesh but Two Families? (w/ SharDavia Walker)||In the opening to season two, Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams talk and pray with SharDavia Walker about interracial marriages—the beauty of them and the difficulty of them in and outside the church.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0200 - So, We’re Still Praying?||Join Isaac and Trillia for the second season of United? We Pray.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0108 - Season’s Greetings: Season’s Finale & Safe Places (w/ Jasmine Holmes)||In the season finale, Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams reflect on the first season of United? We Pray, and they speak with Jasmine Holmes about safe places.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0107 - Remembering Rightly: History, Race, and American Christianity (w/ Matt Hall)||In this episode, the hosts speak with Dr. Matt Hall, Dean of Boyce college, to look back at American Christianity and its history race. What is race? What does it mean in the Bible? How many races are there? How does racism in the past affect us today?||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0106 - Small & Unannounced: Unity & Underground Churches (w/ Karen Ellis)||Missiologist Karen Ellis joins Isaac Adams and Trillia Newbell to share insights about race and unity from her work with underground churches. The powerless have a word about power. If believers in a loud world can be quiet enough, we just might hear it||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0105 - Merciful Mouths: Bold & Foolish Words (w/ Jackie Hill Perry)||In this episode, Jackie Hill Perry discusses the difference between boldness and foolishness in speaking about race and the church.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0104 - Evil Days: First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs (w/ Matt Chandler)||Given the recent tragedy in Texas at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, we thought it would be appropriate to pray for our brothers and sisters there because we share the same Spirit and Savior.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0103 - Weak, Weary, Strong: Enduring as a Bridge-Builder||In this episode, Isaac Adams and Trillia Newbell discuss how those who build bridges in the church across ethnic lines can endure in their ministries.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0102 - Deep Demons: Race & The Church (w/ Ray Ortlund)||In this second episode, Trillia Newbell, Isaac Adams, and Ray Ortlund discuss racial strife and the church. They discuss the cost of discipleship in regards to unity and the deep entrenchment of racism.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0101 - Pilot: What A Chorus That Would Be||In this first episode, Isaac Adams and Trillia Newbell discuss the purpose of United? We Pray and share their hopes for the podcast.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0100 - United? We Pray (Teaser)||Learn more about United? We Pray, a new podcast launching Fall 2017.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Isaac, just found the podcast this weekend and I'm hooked. God has had the issues of race and the church on my heart for months now as I've been reading, listening and learning from new voices. Perfect timing to find this as I am yearning for action to be reminded that "prayer is action," as Trill said in EP.1.
Looking forward to catching up seasons and spending the time in prayer with you. Thank you for doing this!
Inspiring and Praiseworthy
Isaac and Trillia are exemplars of trusting God and loving the bride of Christ. Praise God for what he is doing in and through them.
Getting Us Back To Prayer!
I am so thankful for this podcast. It is balanced in it's approach to such a delicate conversation. It is also refreshing to hear Isaac and Trillia continually point out that it is only through the very cross and flesh of Christ that true peace and unity can be achieved. To top it off, they then pray that the Lord would achieve it. They have both encouraged me to not lost hope about seeing a unified church and to likewise pray more to see a unified church this side of heaven.