Today we talk with writer and activist D.L. Mayfield. We talk about her life in Portland, the truth about loving our neighbors, as well as some of our thoughts about sin that are essentially unhelpful. Much of what we talk about comes from D.L.’s book, The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power.
D. L. Mayfield is a writer and activist who has spent over a decade working with refugee communities in the United States. Her work has been published in McSweeney's, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Christian Century, Sojourners, Vox, and the Englewood Review of Books. She is also the author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children.
Some other books we mentioned:
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture
Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination
Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be An Antiracist
Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith, Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
Music by Robert Ebbens
Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design