The Antioch Podcast is a weekly recorded conversation among a multiracial team of Christian antiracism educators and friends. Biblical Antiracism is the starting point for all these conversations, which inevitably include a healthy dose of laughter, thoughtfulness, vulnerability and theology.
Episode 224: Eric Nykamp – “Why (as a White man) I am Still a Christian.”
We have been in a series called, “Why I am a Christian” or more specifically, “Why as a _________ “fill in the blank identity” am I still a Christian.” It is a question a lot of people get asked, because Christians have done some harm historically, and recently in the world. We don’t have a … Continue reading Episode 224: Eric Nykamp – “Why (as a White man) I am Still a Christian.”
Episode 223: Bing Goei – “Why I Am Still A Christian.”
Bing Goei is a prominent Asian American business leader, politician, and faith leader within the Christian Reformed Church, in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan where the Antioch Podcast is produced. Bing shares his story of immigrating to the United States, and how his faith has been a foundational part of his identity driving his … Continue reading Episode 223: Bing Goei – “Why I Am Still A Christian.”
Episode 222: Susie Dixon – “Why I Am Still A Christian.”
In this vulnerable and powerful episode we hear Susie’s heart and her passion to love everyone, no matter who they are. Susie opens up at a deep level about her journey of faith as a Latina woman who was raised Catholic and for many years felt alienated from the church. It is remarkable that Susie has … Continue reading Episode 222: Susie Dixon – “Why I Am Still A Christian.”
Episode 221: The Women of the Antioch Podcast Introduce the “Why I Am Still A Christian” Series
In this week’s episode, the women of the Antioch Podcast enjoy reconnecting after their Christmas break and also kick off a new series called “Why as a _____ (fill in the blank) Am I Still a Christain?”. They talk about the inspiration for the series growing out of the team’s last strategic planning retreat. At that retreat … Continue reading Episode 221: The Women of the Antioch Podcast Introduce the “Why I Am Still A Christian” Series
Episode 220: The Christmas Episode – “Our Christmas Memories.”
We are a diverse group of Christian antiracism educators and friends who gather every week to share stories of our lives, which some of the time has to do directly with our experiences as antiracism educators. We also are whole people – people who enjoy telling stories. So this week, we thought we would gather … Continue reading Episode 220: The Christmas Episode – “Our Christmas Memories.”
Episode 219: The World Cup – “Thoughts on Faith and Football.”
The World Cup is perhaps the most-watched sporting event around the globe. And like most sporting events, the World Cup is not without its controversies. Our team of Christian antiracism educators and friends took some time to talk about the World Cup in Qatar, and how we are thinking about some of these controversies through … Continue reading Episode 219: The World Cup – “Thoughts on Faith and Football.”
Gives me much to think about
I have listened to this podcast for over a year, and have yet to listen to an episode without finding a challenge to think about or a question to ponder. And usually something that makes me smile too! Thank you.
The Antioch Podcast
This is an excellent listen for anyone in a multi ethnic church, or considering such a church. It is honest about both the joys and problems that will arise. I love this group and listen to all their podcasts.
A valiant attempt at “biblical anti-racism”
I have listened to the Antioch podcast for some time. I love the passion behind each and every voice behind the mic. Each person brings a perspective unique to their own and approach each topic differently.
However, throughout the time I have listened to this podcast (for nearly 1 year now), I have lacked to see where this “Biblical anti-racism” is. Let alone disagreement within the group is rare. The Antioch team attempts to make a dent in the subject of racism, but fail to do so on a biblical basis. This may be the case that the needed research, exegesis, and hermeneutics are not done properly. This team leans very much into the CRT module of social justice and consistently reiterates the identity of an individual to be in race, gender, and ethnicity. The premises established in each episode are not necessarily wrong each time, but they usually lack the hermeneutics to appropriately inform the premise presented. This review is not a discouragement to dismiss this podcast. I also may be wrong in some areas of this analysis. This is an encouragement to seek out other perspectives that are not necessarily based in race, class, and gender. The moment we seek out perspective over good hermeneutics is when our theology will turn sour.