+++193 – Ekemini Uwan – Bonus Episode

+++193 – Ekemini Uwan – Bonus Episode

Many of us, in one way or another, have fallen asleep to the reality of the culture we live in. It’s almost unavoidable. After all, the beliefs and assumptions of our culture (whatever culture that may be) are like the air we breathewe take them for granted, and may not even realize we have them. Especially as Christians, who should actively seek to question culture and change it for the better, we must be alert and pay attention. We must stay awake to realities around us.

One of the most important (and perennial) realities we need to recognize is how we as a society view racial identity? In my conversation with Ekemini Uwan, public theologian and co-host of the Truth’s Table Podcast, we discuss current racial issues of our time, (such as racism and white privilege) and how these issues affect the Church and our faith.

 

Ekemini Uwan explains  how staying awake culturally enables us to better love one another and shoulder each other’s burdens. Believe me, I know: there are so many issues that it is easy to get overwhelmed and want to bow out of the conversation. But as I often remind myself, it is so important that we not neglect our call to justice-making.  In this podcast, Ekemini offers us some ways that we can begin this work in our day to day lives.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • The powerful effects of being culturally awake
  • The negative consequences of being culturally asleep
  • Defining “woke,” white supremacy, and white privilege
  • The importance of the journey in cultural learning

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. Starting where you are and taking your own passions and personality into consideration, how can you begin to become culturally awake?
  2. Have you disengaged with the issue of racism today? Could it be your own privilege that has caused you to disengage?
  3. How can you depersonalize your narrative so that you can better see the “bigger picture” of systemic racism?
  4. Have you ever thought about how white supremacy affects people’s place in eternity? How does that motivate you to become more engaged?

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How to Listen to The Podcast

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1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

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You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in and do the same on the podcast!

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  1. Scott Rodriguez October 12, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    …(standing ovation)… Thank you two for having this conversation out in the open where it needs to be. May the listener hear well…

  2. Leilani October 13, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

    I am a woman of color and I always say I am an American. What regime is she talking about? You say this is not about pointing a finger but it sounds like it is. I don’t understand. I was raised believing I am who I believe I am. And to never let others put me in a box or category. Black or white?

  3. Leilani October 13, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

    I am enjoying this.

  4. Tammy October 15, 2018 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Yes, what is this regime she is speaking of? I am trying to listen with an open mind but it’s difficult. I have stopped and started several times. I daresay that both Crystal and her guest both have “privileges” even if they aren’t white. I am not sure if this conversation helps or hurts racism, but I haven’t finished listening to the whole podcast yet.

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