Jose Humphreys helps me introduce a new format that I am very interested in featuring more for the podcast (think youtube reaction videos for podcasts). In this one, we unpack the egregious answer given by Pastor John MacArthur (Grace Community Church) where he shares his thoughts on racism, the role of the church, and social movements like Black Lives Matter.
While we feature the audio of the video in the show, here is a direct link in case you want to watch it first, then listen to us respond.
Jose helps unpack some deep and hard truths that traditional evangelicals need to hear. He also explains why there is a gap in understanding the richness of the Gospel and the "public consequences" it has for topics and causes like Black Lives Matter. Towards the end, we get a little more granular in describing the role of the church and reclaiming this concept of discipleship as a means of faith-based pathways for racial reconciliation (he doesn't like that word, so listen in on why that is).
How We Can Help Jose Humphreys
If you know me, then you know that I'm a big fan of Jose and how he is able to take deep spiritual insights and frame them in a cultural context that deals with tough issues head-on. I think his voice is important and we should really support his platform. For this reason, PanVisio is helping promote his upcoming book (to be released in late 2018), by letting our community be the first to know when it comes out.
The title of the book is called Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens when the Church Shows Up and Stays Put.
If you or anyone you know would like to be notified of when the book launches, then simply signup here. Do you want an easy to remember link to share with others you come in contact with? Simply use this link: bit.ly/jesusinharlem and it will automatically redirect you to the form (the link IS case sensitive, so just a heads up).
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