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Summer Special: The Gospel in Color — A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Families (w/ Jarvis Williams)

Host: Isaac Adams Guest: Jarvis Williams Overview: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:10-12) In this Summer Special, Isaac Adams sits with...


0208 - Season 2 Finale: Pray Without What?

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Overview: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) In the Season 2 Finale, Trillia and Isaac reflect upon God’s grace throughout another season of United? We Pray. They reflect upon 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 — “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” This...


0207 - What About The Other “Other”? More Than A Black/White Conversation

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Guest: Duke Kwon Overview: “The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” (Luke 18:11) Should our conversations about race and the church only be black and white? What is lost if we don’t have a wider conversation, and what is gained from having a broader conversation that includes those of other ethnicities? Korean-American pastor...


0206 - How Can I Help My Pastor In A Time of Racial Suspicion? (w/ Miguel Davilla)

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Guest: Miguel Davilla Overview: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) How can lay church members help their pastors in times of racial suspicion? What is racial suspicion? Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams sit with pastor Miguel Davilla to discuss the posture church members can have to serve, love, and encourage their pastors in times of racial division. Join them for the conversation...


0205 - Stopping By Ephesus: Reflections 50 Years After MLK Jr.’s Assassination (w/ John Perkins)

Hosts: Isaac Adams Guest: John Perkins Overview: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Fifty years later to the day, Isaac Adams sat with Dr. John Perkins, an 87-year-old civil rights activist, a few blocks from where Dr. King was killed. There, Isaac heard Perkins’ reflections on race and the church in light of his work and MLK Jr.’s legacy. Originally, Isaac...


0204 - 20 Years Later: Why Are Evangelicals (Still) Divided by Faith? (w/ Michael Emerson)

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Guest: Michael Emerson Overview: "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger." (James 1:19) In this episode, Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams talk with Michael Emerson, one of the authors of the seminal work, Divided by Faith. Published nearly 20 years ago, Divided by Faith examines evangelicals and the problem of race from a sociological perspective. What personal and professional experiences led...


0203 - Colorblindness: What If I Don’t See You As My Black Friend?

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Overview: "After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands." (Revelation 7:9) Colorblindness is the theory that if we ignore race, then racial problems will eventually cease. Is this term and theory helpful or unhelpful. Why or why not? How is...


0202 - What’s The Goal Of Racial Reconciliation?

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Overview: “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” (Romans 13:9) In this episode, Trillia and Isaac talk about pray about the goal of racial reconciliation. Why is it helpful or unhelpful? What isn’t the goal of racial reconciliation? Join us in prayer. And as you do, consider what we suggest the goal of reconciliation is: NOT THIS: We begin this episode by focusing on the fact that the goal of reconciliation is not...


0201 - Interracial Marriages: One Flesh but Two Families? (w/ SharDavia Walker)

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell Guest: SharDavia Walker Overview: “What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Mark 10:9) In the opening to season two, Trillia Newbell and Isaac Adams talk and pray with SharDavia Walker about interracial marriages—the beauty of them and the difficulty of them in and outside the church. How do you humbly and honestly navigate conversations with family who don’t approve of interracial relationships? Does the Bible speak about...