Episode 139 – Rediscipling The White Church With David W. Swanson
Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com
We have, for a number of our previous episodes directly addressed and discussed the issues that we have faced during our pandemic. At various points, we will pause those discussions to lean into additional conversations that are relevant to our audience. This week is one of those times.
The Wise Idea Podcast welcomes Pastor David W. Swanson, author of Rediscipling The White Church: From Cheap Diversity To True Solidarity, sat with our host to talk about why he planted a multi-ethnic ministry in the heart of black Chicago, what led him to write a book (prior to the pandemic) that deals with race issues focused on churches that are predominantly white. His conviction to the conversation around justice and the history of race in America is clear. Not only does he unpack the why behind the book, the topics of the book, he really reveals why the church has not been united its in approach to issues of race and color in America
Take a peak at Pastor Swanson’s Reconciliation Bibliography: https://dwswanson.com/reconciliation/
Take a peak at Christopher J Harris Race & Reconciliation Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BJ-OJoo_6ElOxzQHmhsQa2h-cZGJeJ6-yG9dOPsJSbA/edit?usp=sharing
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Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop’s Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.
You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.com
Here are Christopher’s Theological Beliefs: http://christopherjharris.com/what-i-believe/
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