Bonus Content Lyrical Lesson – How to Have Constructive Conversations Across Differences

I recently learned about the music artist Terrian, but the simple, clean sound of her style and the passionate, powerful delivery of her vocals have made her a quick favorite. The video for her song, Let Love Lead, complements Dr. Rivera’s message so well because it illustrates the entanglement the entire Church is in due to sin such as racism and sexism. Though all of the nuances, complexities, and holistic impact of shalom healing can not be captured in a video, the imagery clearly shows the effect of freedom as we choose to “reset” our churches to model the biblical standard of “vertical and horizontal” righteousness.

Terrian – Let Love Lead – https://www.iamterrian.com/

 

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Bonus Content – How to Have Constructive Conversations Across Differences – Dr. Ruben Rivera

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

The bonus content in this episode is from our podcast series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

In this episode, Dr. Ruben Rivera shares core principles that are necessary for  effective conversations on controversial topics. Drawing upon examples from his twenty-plus years of experience in intergroup dialogue, Dr. Rivera illustrates how it is possible to challenge and disagree with others constructively through a posture of curiosity and humility.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to listen to the complete series and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

 

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Ep. 3 Remarkable Christianity? – Dr. Ruben Rivera

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is the third guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

In this episode, Dr. Ruben Rivera pursues a core question of the Church: how to take Christ the One Way into the cultural many? He stresses the necessity of Christ as always being culturally relevant but never culturally captive. Dr. Ruben calls us to a transformative faith that does not follow Christ while believing dehumanizing views of our personal “Samaritans” (“the other”).

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

This is the final episode of the series.

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Ep. 3 Resources – Remarkable Christianity?

Below are resources discussed in the episode.

*H.U.E Podcast does not necessarily endorse the views of the resources below

 How to Be An Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi 

Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States – Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -The Danger of A Single Story, TED Talk

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Ep. 3 Lyrical Lesson – Remarkable Christianity?

The song “Brother” by The Brilliance provides a melody to the message Dr. Ruben Rivera stresses. When we see “the other”, the Samaritan we don’t agree with, as our brother (daughter, father, etc.), then we no longer disregard their humanity in the midst of our disagreements. This is the remarkable Christianity that Christ models and the Church, if we so choose, is empowered to share.

This video was created by NSPIRE Outreach, I own no rights.

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Ep. 2 The Privilege of Complexity – Dr. Ruthanne Crapo Kim

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is the second guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

*NOTE: Suicide is briefly discussed in this interview.*

In this episode, Dr. Ruthanne Crapo Kim demonstrates the courage of authenticity to disrupt the norm of hurtful stereotypes. She also emphasizes the distinction between healing versus accepting others expectations as a cure, or standard, to live up to. Dr. Ruthanne points to the healing liberation of the Gospel, to inspires us to adopt paradigms of wonder and curiosity about those around us and the complexity of their stories.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

The next episode with Dr. Ruben Rivera will be released on Friday, June, 19th.

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Ep. 1 Healing from Racial Trauma – Kyle J. Howard

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is the first guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

*NOTE: The Kyle J. Howard interview was recorded in January 2020 and refers to events that occur prior to that date.*

In this episode, Kyle J. Howard reveals the significance of acknowledging our pain from racial trauma. While providing clear examples to help identify the elements of racially abusive church dynamics, Kyle implores us to not centralize whiteness in our hurts or in our healing.

Ultimately, Kyle desires to heal saints to the culmination of God’s triumphant and grand redemptive plan.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

The next episode with Dr. Ruthanne Crapo-Kim will be released on Friday, June, 12th.

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Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy? – Introduction Episode

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

This is the introduction episode to the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

As your hosts (Ebony and Alyssa), in this episode we introduce ourselves, tell the story and purpose behind the series, and share quotes that bring us hope when we are weary or discouraged.

We believe the insight and wisdom of the series’ guests will encourage, equip, and challenge you to navigate the present, while inspiring you to look beyond white supremacy through the bold prayer: What Next?

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

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The Church and White Supremacy Introduction Episode – Resources

Below are resources discussed in the podcast episode.

*H.U.E Podcast does not necessarily endorse the views of the resources below

Divided by Faith – Emerson and Smith

White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

The below definitions are provided to the listener as a common ground on which to discuss concepts. Guests are not required to adhere to these definitions and may challenge/provide their own in the interview.

  1. Ethnicity: An individual’s national origin(s), heritage, and singular or multiple cultural identity 
  2. Culture: The characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time (Merriam Webster)
  3. Social Construct: An idea that has been created and accepted by the people in a society (Merriam Webster)
  4. Race: A social construct where we attach social significance and meaning to certain physical characteristics (i.e. skin color). (Emerson and Smith, Divided by Faith
    1. Note: the H.U.E Podcast recognizes there is only one biological race
  5. Racialized society: a society wherein race matters profoundly for differences in life experiences, life opportunities, and social relationships and a society that rewards or punishes along racial lines  (Emerson and Smith, Divided by Faith
  6. Prejudice: Pre-judgment of another person based on the social groups to which that person belongs. All humans have prejudice. Prejudice always manifests itself in action. (Diangelo, White Fragility
  7. Discrimination: Action based on prejudice. Everyone discriminates. (Diangelo, White Fragility)
  8. Racism: a racial group’s collective prejudice backed by the power of legal authority and institutional control; a far-reaching system that functions independently from the intentions or self-images of individual actors (Diangelo, White Fragility)
  9. White Supremacy: a sociopolitical economic system of domination based on racial categories that benefits those defined and perceived as white. This system of structural power privileges, centralizes, and elevates white people as a group (Diangelo, White Fragility)
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