So often God speaks to us as a group and we need to learn to see ourselves as a “we,” not just “me” when it comes to our lives as Christians. On this episode Jeff and Emily talk to a sociologist, Dr. Korie Little Edwards, and theologian Dr. Soong-Chan Rah about race and the church in the United States. We talk about the needs to listen to the gifts of everyone in the body, the impacts on leaders of color in multiracial churches, and various ways that we can all respond to the things we hear and observe as we learn about how God is at work in the church today.
Soong-Chan Rah is the Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Seminary. He is the author of many books including The Next Evangelicalism and his most recent Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery, co-authored with Mark Charles.
Korie Little Edwards is an Associate Professor of Sociology at The Ohio State University and editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. She is the author of several books including the Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches and the forthcoming Smart Suits, Tattered Boots: Black Ministers Mobilizing the Black Church in the Twenty-First Century.