ERB Editor Chris Smith hosts this episode for a thoughtful and incisive discussion on the insidious nature of hierarchy and how it impacts so much of human society and structures. He is joined by two first-time guests, Beth Allison Barr and Jonathan Brooks, who bring a wealth of personal experience and academic rigor to the conversation.
Beth Allison Barr, author of The Making of Biblical Womanhood (one of our Best Books of 2021!), is professor of history at Baylor University in Texas. Jonathan Brooks (aka Pastah J) is a lifelong resident of Chicago and currently serves as Co-Lead Pastor at Lawndale Christian Community Church in the North Lawndale Neighborhood. Pastah J is a sought after speaker, writer, artist and community activist. He has contributed to numerous blogs, articles and books and is author of the recent book Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods (one of our Best Books of 2017!).
Books/Writing Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
- The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr
- Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods by Jonathan Brooks
- The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng
- God is a Black Woman by Christena Cleveland
- Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World – And How to Repair it All by Lisa Sharon Harper
- Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance by Reggie Williams
- If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I? Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority by Angela Parker
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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