11 episodes

The (Im)partial Church is a hopeful podcast about race, culture, diversity, and the Christian faith. Join us as we explore relevant issues surrounding how Christians empathetically relate to one another across cultural divides and strive to become a truly impartial church. To learn more and access additional podcast resources, visit lhm.org/theimpartialchurch.

The (Im)partial Church Professor Janine Bolling and Rev. Dr. Gerard Bolling

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

The (Im)partial Church is a hopeful podcast about race, culture, diversity, and the Christian faith. Join us as we explore relevant issues surrounding how Christians empathetically relate to one another across cultural divides and strive to become a truly impartial church. To learn more and access additional podcast resources, visit lhm.org/theimpartialchurch.

    Q&A Season 1 Wrap Up - Eps. 10

    Q&A Season 1 Wrap Up - Eps. 10

    Season 1 is a wrap! In this episode, we tackle some questions that the audience submitted. We delve deeper into what it means to love others even when it costs something and explore why apathy isn’t as harmless as it may seem. If this conversation inspires further questions, feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

    • 28 min
    Children Are Our Future, But We Are the Present - Eps. 9

    Children Are Our Future, But We Are the Present - Eps. 9

    This season has made us all a little more aware of some of the issues that can arise in the church. In this episode we delve into Bystander Theory and how it impacts all of us. We even discuss how to be advocates for change when facing wrongdoing. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

    • 29 min
    Straddling the Line - Episode 8

    Straddling the Line - Episode 8

    Families are important. They look out for one another and are vital in value formation. God's family is the same. In this episode, we unpack the idea that we are all a part of a multi-ethnic family and learn about some helpful tools that can help us live into that calling. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

    • 27 min
    A True Cultural Embrace - Eps. 7

    A True Cultural Embrace - Eps. 7

    In past weeks we've observed that diversity is a vital part of God's design. Today we explore what it truly means to embrace other cultures and how doing so brings glory to God. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

    • 30 min
    Heart Your ‘Hood - Episode 6

    Heart Your ‘Hood - Episode 6

    A good neighbor is indispensable. But What does it mean to love thy neighbor as thyself? Who qualifies as a neighbor? Are other people’s feelings my responsibility? This week Gerard and Janine discover that living like Christ, comes at a personal cost.

    • 37 min
    Yo, Who You Talkin’ To? “Language” Barriers Pt. 2 - Eps. 5

    Yo, Who You Talkin’ To? “Language” Barriers Pt. 2 - Eps. 5

    Being a part of an in-group, it’s easy to forget what it feels like to be an outsider. This week’s conversation is a continuation of the last. Gerard and Janine unpack the use of language in welcoming people who are outsiders into the fold and how to actively participate in the ministry of reconciliation.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

layered ,

A very helpful program

This program has been very helpful to me (a white American) living in Asia for the past sixteen years. I thought I had these subjects figured out, but these episodes are helping me to rethink these issues and how they apply in my life. Thank you to LHM for sponsoring the production and offering for these programs.

FWINJK ,

Appreciate you!

Thank you for sharing your perspectives and Christian insights on issues so relevant to our society today. You challenge us while bringing hope that we can develop unity in Christ and together share Christ with others.

SylJo1 ,

Great insight

You make a great team. Easy to listen to, understand, and makes us think. Thank you!!!

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