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on community outreach, immigration, helping congregants
Recorded June 29, 2020
At the time, Rich Nathan was Senior Pastor, Vineyard Columbus
Can you tell us about the transformation that your church has gone through?
If you could go back in time and give some advice to yourself at the beginning of the journey, what would you say?
I know you are passionate about showing kindness to immigrants. With our research, we find that is not the case for many Christians. Do you have any thoughts on that?
You have recently given some courageous sermons on topics related to racial justice. What would you say to pastors who are considering taking a stand?
Can you share any advice for navigating the storm that often comes up when people speak up about justice issues?
Any final advice that you would give to Christian leaders?
on power sharing, self care for people of color, controversial terminology
on Asian Christians, interracial dynamics, anti-Asian prejudice
on the Doctrine of Discovery, empire and Christianity, reparations
on community activism, living in proximity, following the leadership of people of color
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on building diverse leadership teams, finding mentors, structural change
on organizational change, white dominance, signs of progress
on apologetics, people leaving the church, cross-racial friendships
on discipleship experiences, criminal justice data and reform, financial activism
on multiracial organizations, dealing with pushback, relying on the Holy Spirit
on pros / cons of multiracial churches, White Christian activists, partnerships
on biblical justice, race / ethnicity in the Bible, racial diversity in Christian higher education
on worship as activism, spiritual strongholds, local/national partnerships
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