ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith had the chance to sit down at the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) conference with two first-time podcast guests Alexia Salvatierra & Greg Jarrell for a conversation themed around Alexia’s new book and Greg’s forthcoming one, and especially what majority-culture Christians can learn from marginalized, immigrant communities across the globe.
Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra is the Academic Dean of the Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary as well as the Assistant Professor of Integral Mission and Global Transformation. She is also the co-author (with Brandon Wrencher) of the new book, Buried Seeds: Learning From the Vibrant Resilience of Marginalized Christian Communities. Greg Jarrell is co-founder and Chief Door Answerer at QC Family Tree, a community of rooted discipleship in the west Charlotte neighborhood of Enderly Park. He is currently working on a book about hidden racial histories in the Charlotte area.
Special thanks to IVP for granting the space to record this conversation at the conference!
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)
- Buried Seeds: Learning From the Vibrant Resilience of Marginalized Christian Communities by Alexia Salvatierra & Brandon Wrencher
- Greg’s review of ‘Buried Seeds’ for ERB
- Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Making and Taking of Neighborhoods by Greg Jarrell (forthcoming from Fortress Press)
- Globalization and Theology (Horizons in Theology) by Jeorg Rieger
- Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Social Imagination by Avery Gordon
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization by Elaine Enns & Ched Myers
If you’d like to order any of the above 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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