59 minutes | Mar 19, 2021

TWIR 3.21.21 Signposts In The Wilderness: The Hard Work of Dying to Whiteness

We continue in our Signposts In the Wilderness series: What can we learn from each other - from our mistakes and misperceptions, from our places of pain and also our places of joy, which can guide us in this time as white Christians working for racial justice? In this episode, we welcome back Allyn Maxfield-Steele, in conversation with Seth Wispelwey, about John 12:20-33 and why (and how) white people need to get liberated from the lie of white supremacy. The late Dr. Vincent Harding, elder and leader in the Black freedom movement, often spoke of “live human signposts” - people in our lives who can help us find the way towards greater wholeness and multiracial democracy. This Lent, we look towards each other, to the scripture, and to the live human signposts in each of our lives, to guide our path forward. For another awesome Lenten resource this year, check out Black Lent from our friends at The Good Neighbor Movement in Greensboro, North Carolina: tiny.cc/BlackLent, a Daily Devotional featuring 40 Black writers who are inspired by and embody the Black prophetic tradition. Transcript available here: https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/the-word-is-resistance.html
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