12 episodes

News comes at you fast. It’s not just hard to keep up with everything that’s happening, sometimes you don’t know which voices to trust to help you interpret what’s going on. That’s where Footnotes comes in. Jemar curates the week’s current events with a focus on issues related to black communities, justice, and politics. He’ll also offer commentary from a black Christian perspective to help you think through complex issues. Footnotes adds the details you need to be an informed citizen, activist and believer.

Footnotes with Jemar Tisby The Witness

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    • 4.9, 215 Ratings

News comes at you fast. It’s not just hard to keep up with everything that’s happening, sometimes you don’t know which voices to trust to help you interpret what’s going on. That’s where Footnotes comes in. Jemar curates the week’s current events with a focus on issues related to black communities, justice, and politics. He’ll also offer commentary from a black Christian perspective to help you think through complex issues. Footnotes adds the details you need to be an informed citizen, activist and believer.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

dagiemlu ,

Grateful

Jemar -

I am a white male, 46 years old, and a recovered racist. I grew up in a white “conservative” home where I routinely heard racial slurs. For example, something I often heard was “slavery was good for them”. I knew no other way of thinking until I understood Jesus Christ in my late thirties, early forties. Jesus truly opened my eyes to the error of my ways, on multiple levels.

I then read Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy and my life changed forever. I have now read many many books on race, racism, slavery, complicity of the white church and so on, and of course Color of Compromise! Out of the 50-70 books a year I read, well over half are on the topic of race and injustice. It has moved me to bring it up in just about every conversation I am in, which doesn’t always ends well, as you can imagine. I don’t care, it needs to be addressed, the topics of justice and oppression.

Your calm intellectual approach to the topic of injustice is inspiring, I learn from you every single week. I also routinely listen to Pass the Mic. You have been a key part of my journey and I thank you! Please, never lose heart, you are fighting the good fight and we love you for it.

Take care.
David Mosher

ILTLHHMC ,

Yes!

Refreshing to hear a podcast of a brother who is real. No profanity to prove stereotypes, but an educated, articulate, and intelligent theologian who can unpack concepts to any race, class, or generation.

juliana.abraham ,

A balm for the soul

Often I listen twice to each episode because I need to hear such goodness at least twice. I’m so grateful for Jemar Tisby’s work and voice.

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