29 episodes

Christianity and complexion are not synonymous. Nothing taboo, no topic off limits, the Raceless Gospel Podcast is where Word meets flesh. Sharing stories of where that word, race, met our own, when its meanings were rubbed into our skin, why it gets under our skin, how current events fit in and what the Church in North America can do about it. Segregated on Sunday mornings, the Raceless Gospel Podcast is the church service I have always wanted. Modeled after a worship service and complete with the call and response of guests, it captures the liturgy of life, the hymn singing of the hum drum, the unbelievable and everything in between with testimonies of the new creation, the new kin- dom on the way. It is a conversation about words that we need to flesh out.

The Raceless Gospel Podcast Starlette Thomas

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Christianity and complexion are not synonymous. Nothing taboo, no topic off limits, the Raceless Gospel Podcast is where Word meets flesh. Sharing stories of where that word, race, met our own, when its meanings were rubbed into our skin, why it gets under our skin, how current events fit in and what the Church in North America can do about it. Segregated on Sunday mornings, the Raceless Gospel Podcast is the church service I have always wanted. Modeled after a worship service and complete with the call and response of guests, it captures the liturgy of life, the hymn singing of the hum drum, the unbelievable and everything in between with testimonies of the new creation, the new kin- dom on the way. It is a conversation about words that we need to flesh out.

    Episode 8: On the Tip of My Tongue with Aidsand and Betty Wright-Riggins

    Episode 8: On the Tip of My Tongue with Aidsand and Betty Wright-Riggins

    Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media. In this ongoing conversation, Thomas and her guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics – in the structure of a church service.

    Season three of the podcast focuses on the church in North America’s “body language.” In episode eight with Aidsand and Betty Wright-Riggins, Thomas is looking for the words that speak to the undivided “kin-dom” that is coming. What should the North American church be saying with its body to beckon forward a new kind of human being and belonging?

    Aidsand Wright- Riggins is the mayor of Collegeville, Pennsylvania and the co- executive director of New Baptist Covenant. To learn more, visit newbaptistcovenant.org.

    Betty Wright- Riggins is an ordained American Baptist Minister and certified spiritual director, who serves as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University.

    Season three of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast is sponsored in part by the CBF Podcast. Learn more at cbf.net/podcasts.

    Music: Pond5

    Learn more about The Raceless Gospel Initiative at GoodFaithMedia.org/trgi.

    Learn more about Good Faith Media at GoodFaithMedia.org.

    • 51 min
    Episode 7: Toe the Line with Amy Butler

    Episode 7: Toe the Line with Amy Butler

    Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media. In this ongoing conversation, Thomas and her guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics – in the structure of a church service.

    Season three of the podcast focuses on the church in North America’s “body language.” In episode seven with Amy Butler, Thomas is looking at the position that Sunday morning segregation puts the North American church in. King’s words are often quoted but segregation is never questioned. Why are Jesus followers toeing “the color line”?

    Amy Butler is an ordained minister and currently serves as the intentional interim Senior Minister at the National City Christian Church. She is also the founder of Invested Faith. To learn more, visit investedfaith.org.

    Season three of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast is sponsored in part by the CBF Podcast. Learn more at cbf.net/podcasts.

    Music: Pond5

    Learn more about The Raceless Gospel Initiative at GoodFaithMedia.org/trgi.

    Learn more about Good Faith Media at GoodFaithMedia.org.

    • 30 min
    Episode 6: Sitting on Your Hands with Jamie Eaddy Chism

    Episode 6: Sitting on Your Hands with Jamie Eaddy Chism

    Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media. In this ongoing conversation, Thomas and her guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics – in the structure of a church service.

    Season three of the podcast focuses on the church in North America’s “body language.” In episode six with Jamie Eaddy Chism, Thomas reminds listeners that Jesus was accused of “talking crazy.” We’ve heard it too about our friends and next of kin. So what is the church going to do about it?

    Jamie Eaddy Chism, grief coach and ordained minister, is the CEO of Thoughtful Transitions. To learn more, visit thoughtfultransitions.org.

    Season three of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast is sponsored in part by the CBF Podcast. Learn more at cbf.net/podcasts.

    Music: Pond5

    Learn more about The Raceless Gospel Initiative at GoodFaithMedia.org/trgi.

    Learn more about Good Faith Media at GoodFaithMedia.org.

    • 42 min
    Episode 5: Turn a Blind Eye with Morgan Strehlow

    Episode 5: Turn a Blind Eye with Morgan Strehlow

    Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media. In this ongoing conversation, Thomas and her guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics – in the structure of a church service.

    Season three of the podcast focuses on the church in North America’s “body language.” In episode five with Morgan Strehlow, Thomas turns our attention to the eyes of Christ, which are black and blue. Questioning why the North American church doesn’t feel the pain of his bruised ribs too, it is time to address sexual and physical abuse and the complicity of pretending we didn’t see a thing.

    Morgan Strehlow is a freelance writer, editor and host of the Sanctuary Woman podcast. Learn more at morganstrehlow.com.

    Season three of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast is sponsored in part by the CBF Podcast. Learn more at cbf.net/podcasts.

    Music: Pond5

    Learn more about The Raceless Gospel Initiative at GoodFaithMedia.org/trgi.

    Learn more about Good Faith Media at GoodFaithMedia.org.

    • 46 min
    Episode 4: Foot in Mouth with Willie Francois III

    Episode 4: Foot in Mouth with Willie Francois III

    Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media. In this ongoing conversation, Thomas and her guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics – in the structure of a church service.

    Season three of the podcast focuses on the church in North America’s “body language.” In episode four with Willie Francois III, Thomas challenges the American church’s ongoing complicity in systems of oppression that has compromised its prophetic witness. Foot in its mouth when it claimed to follow Jesus while endorsing American slavery, it still struggles to walk the talk of the gospel that liberates.

    Willie Francois III is an academician and scholar, who serves as the senior pastor at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

    • 32 min
    Episode 3: Keep at Arm’s Length with D. Danyelle Thomas

    Episode 3: Keep at Arm’s Length with D. Danyelle Thomas

    Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media. In this ongoing conversation, Thomas and her guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics – in the structure of a church service.

    Season three of the podcast focuses on the church in North America’s “body language.” In episode three with D. Danyelle Thomas, Thomas shows that the placement of certain members in the church in North America reveals a language all its own. Kept at arm’s length which keeps us comfortable, the distance between the church and its LGBTQIA members can no longer be maintained.

    D. Danyelle Thomas is a faith & spirituality writer, speaker, and founder of Unfit Christian. Learn more at unfitchristian.com.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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