54 episodes

The Race and Redemption podcast exists to provide first-hand testimonies along with Biblically and factually accurate, non-partisan content so that our listeners are empowered to pursue racial redemption right where they are planted.

Race and Redemption Brooke Hempell, Susan Robinson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

The Race and Redemption podcast exists to provide first-hand testimonies along with Biblically and factually accurate, non-partisan content so that our listeners are empowered to pursue racial redemption right where they are planted.

    The Long Road to Justice with Jonathan Irons

    The Long Road to Justice with Jonathan Irons

    Jonathan Irons is a survivor of being wrongfully convicted in the Missouri Department of Corrections for over 23 years.
    Jonathan was arrested at age sixteen and was sentenced to 50 years for the non-fatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary. Irons’ conviction was based on unreliable eyewitness testimony and no evidence linked him to the crime. For decades, police officers hid critical evidence showing that another person had committed the crime. In July 2020, Jonathan’s wrongful conviction was overturned by Missouri courts when the concealed evidence finally came to light.
    In this extremely personal interview, Jonathan shares the details of his upbringing and how he continued to slip through the cracks of the educational and judicial system way before his wrongful arrest at 16.
    Always a source of hope, Jonathan shares insights on intervention and prevention techniques for at-risk youth, the positive impact prosecutors and judges can have on cases like his and the beauty from ashes that is his life today.

    • 41 min
    The Case for Restorative Justice with District Attorney Flynn Broady

    The Case for Restorative Justice with District Attorney Flynn Broady

    Flynn Broady Jr., an army combat veteran and recently elected District Attorney, educates us on the meaning, methods and outcomes of restorative justice and fills us in on the Ahmaud Arbery murder case he is helping to prosecute. DA Broady explains the roles prosecutors, defenders and judges play in the trying and sentencing of offenders and how they can work together to best serve the community at large. We discuss how restorative practices affect recidivism and influence overall crime rates and how they most closely resemble the type of justice we see modeled for us in the New Testament. Jesus, justice and so much more come together in this thought-provoking and informative conversation.

    • 45 min
    We're on the Same Team with Nosa Eguae

    We're on the Same Team with Nosa Eguae

    In this episode, first generation Nigerian American, speaker, social entrepreneur and former collegiate football national champion, Nosa Eguae, joins us to look at racial redemption through the lens of competitive team sports. Nosa shows us the power of sports to bring unity and teaches us how being an advocate is a lot like running on kickoff. He lets us into his thought process as a runner after learning of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and he details a very unique perspective on privilege and the responsibility of using it well.

    • 32 min
    This Is Us: The Hearts Behind the Podcast with Matt Owen and Kendra Harrell

    This Is Us: The Hearts Behind the Podcast with Matt Owen and Kendra Harrell

    You hear Brooke and Susan on the mic each week, but did you know that there are more hearts and hands behind the Race and Redemption podcast? Today we get the chance to talk with our sound engineer, Matt Owen, and our graphic designer, Kendra Harrell, to find out why they said yes to joining our mission in equipping white Christians to pursue racial justice right where they are planted. They share their honest reaction to receiving a call from two white ladies wanting to podcast about race and they get vulnerable about their own stories, insecurities and gifts that they are using for good. We love these two incredible people and you will too after hearing this episode!

    • 34 min
    Critical Theory and Race- Part Two with Dr. Ed Uszynski

    Critical Theory and Race- Part Two with Dr. Ed Uszynski

    Building on the historical foundation laid in our last episode, Dr. Ed Uszynski joins us to delve into the complexities of Critical Race Theory. Why was it developed and what are its key principles? Is it appropriate to question the righteous narrative of our country's past? How is CRT incongruent with a Biblical worldview? Are there any congruences between the two? Is CRT actually being taught in some schools or is it an incorrect application? How can Christians thoughtfully engage with this framework, and it's proponents, in a way that brings unity and healing? Ed answers all of this and more in this strong and timely interview.

    • 40 min
    Critical Theory and Race- Part One

    Critical Theory and Race- Part One

    Critical Race Theory. You can't open social media or turn on the news without hearing about it! Why is it suddenly so popular? How does it fit in with Marxism? Is it a threat to Christianity? What is it anyway?
    To understand CRT, we have to understand the origins of critical theory and how it has evolved over the past century.
    Brooke and Susan delve into the history of critical theory, the implications it has on modern society and the way we, as Christians, can Biblically respond to this analytical framework.
    Be sure to tune into Part Two, where we bring in an expert to dig into the specifics of Critical Race Theory and how the Bible offers the very best framework for unity.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Ej12345678 ,

Great podcast

Susan and Brooke put their heart into the race conversion, bringing personal stories and Biblical direction.

rmrepola ,

A biblical, loving discussion

These are the things we, as followers of Jesus, need to talk about, wrestle with, and come to peace about if we are going to honor God in our response to racism.

Ladykemi ,

Fantastic

This podcast is deep thoughtful biblically-based and all-around fantastic

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