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on apologetics, people leaving the church, cross-racial friendships
Recorded June 29, 2020
At the time, Lisa Fields was Founding Director, Jude 3 Project
Can you share about the focus of your ministry?
What are some ways that Christians in America can work toward racial justice?
Can racial justice efforts help with evangelism and apologetics?
How are social issues like racial justice connected to the gospel?
When you travel and speak in predominantly White organizations, what kinds of dynamics do you observe?
It is helpful for White individuals like me to seek out the perspective of individuals of color, but is it sometimes helpful for us to do some research on our own first?
Some individuals of color have shared with me that they want to help White individuals to grow in their understanding of racial concepts, but it can be pretty exhausting. Can you speak to that?
Your ministry focuses on apologetics. Are there times when you are asked to speak on topics related to racial dynamics? If so, how do you handle that?
Many Christians throughout U.S. history have supported racial injustice rather than standing for justice. How do you address that with your apologetics work?
How are racial dynamics in the U.S. today (summer 2020) impacting your apologetics work among communities of color?
Can justice activism be a connection point between Christians and non-Christians?
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