19 episodes

A space for People of Color to be known and seen, and guidance for those who are in the pursuit of justice.

Chasing Justice Podcast Network

The Roll Down The Roll Down

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

A space for People of Color to be known and seen, and guidance for those who are in the pursuit of justice.

Chasing Justice Podcast Network

    A Steady Lifeline (Season Finale)

    A Steady Lifeline (Season Finale)

    This season finale is a sweet celebration between our hosts as they reflect on what this experience has meant to them thus far. It has served as a steady lifeline for us all in the midst of the challenging last year. It has also been a warm welcome to the journey that they are on individually and collectively as they show up week after week bringing their full authentic selves to the conversation. 


     


    In efforts to be good stewards of what God entrusted us with, we will continue to create a space for people of color to be known and seen, and guidance for those in the pursuit of justice. We look ahead expectantly to how we will be stretched, challenged and spurred on right alongside you in Season 2!


     


    Host: Alethea Lamberson & Matthew Melendrez


    Guests: Emma Tautolo, Sandra Van Opstal, Tyler Burns


    Guest IG: @etautolo @sandravanopstal @burnsclan_


    Producer: Caleb Dea


    Social Media & Marketing: Jazzlyn Venkataya


    Designer: Cameron Stingley


    Admin Assistant: Alexandra Suarez


     


    Follow us on IG: @therolldownpodcast


     


    The Roll Down podcast is part of the Chasing Justice Podcast Network. To find out more, visit chasingjustice.com

    • 55 min
    It's The Range For Me

    It's The Range For Me

    This episode is a thought-provoking discussion about the many and varied topics we’ve covered in Season 1 from the state of our country to the multifaceted suffering we endure and everything in between. Our guests share about the ways that they were met, challenged, and spurred on towards hope and healing in their pursuit of justice. 


     


    We are being joined by a returning and beloved guest, Emma Tautolo, as well as by first time guests, Sandra Van Opstal and Tyler Burns. Sandra is the Executive Director and Founder of Chasing Justice and Tyler is the VP of Brand & Story for Chasing Justice as well as the President of The Witness BCC.


     


    Resources:


    Chasingjustice.com


    Thewitnessbcc.com


    Venmo @EmmaTautolo 


     


    Host: Alethea Lamberson & Matthew Melendrez


    Guests: Emma Tautolo, Sandra Van Opstal, Tyler Burns


    Guest IG: @etautolo @sandravanopstal @burnsclan_


    Producer: Caleb Dea


    Social Media & Marketing: Jazzlyn Venkataya


    Designer: Cameron Stingley


    Admin Assistant: Alexandra Suarez


     


    Follow us on IG: @therolldownpodcast


     


    The Roll Down podcast is part of the Chasing Justice Podcast Network. To find out more, visit chasingjustice.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    In the Valley: Perseverance & Endurance

    In the Valley: Perseverance & Endurance

    (Live Episode)


    In the Valley Series


     


    This episode is focusing on persevering and enduring in the valley. We recognize that suffering and affliction come with this life so we wrestle with this idea in light of that reality. How we work through the suffering is what helps us to come out on the other side and even find an anchor in the midst. Join us as we discuss what it looks like to engage, persist and withstand the difficulty.


     


    This is part 4 of 4 episodes and today’s topic is on persevering in the valley.


     


    Host: Alethea Lamberson & Matthew Melendrez


    Producer: Caleb Dea


    Social Media & Marketing: Jazzlyn Venkataya


    Designer: Cameron Stingley


    Admin Assistant: Alexandra Suarez


     


    Follow us on IG: @therolldownpodcast


     


    The Roll Down podcast is part of the Chasing Justice Podcast Network. To find out more, visit chasingjustice.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    In the Valley: Joy & Rest

    In the Valley: Joy & Rest

    In the Valley Series


     


    Our conversation on Joy & Rest will be heavily influenced by Cole Arthur Riley’s unique prayer expression, “Black Liturgies”, that speaks to blackness, black emotion, black thought, black belonging and liberation. She gives great thought and encouragement for how we can lean into joy and rest in the midst of all the trauma as well as how we can be pushed towards hope in our pursuit of justice.


     


    Cole Arthur Riley is a writer, liturgist, speaker seeking a deeply contemplative life marked by embodiment and emotion. She is the founder and writer of Black Liturgies, a project seeking to integrate concepts of dignity, lament, rage, justice, rest, and liberation with the practice of written prayer.


     


    She currently serves as the Content and Spiritual Formation Manager for a center for Christian studies at Cornell University called Chesterton House. In her work, she produces and curates content to guide others into deeper musings and embodiment of the faith. At present, Cole is concerned with topics of dignity, lament, belonging, justice, rest, and liberation. Some thinkers who have formed her include James Baldwin, Thomas Merton, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Julian of Norwich.


     


    This is part 3 of 4 episodes and today’s topic is on finding joy in the valley. 


     


    Host: Alethea Lamberson & Matthew Melendrez


    Guest: Cole Arthur Riley


    Guest Website: https://blackliturgist.com/


    Guest IG/Twitter/Facebook: @blackliturgist


    Producer: Caleb Dea


    Social Media & Marketing: Jazzlyn Venkataya


    Designer: Cameron Stingley


    Admin Assistant: Alexandra Suarez


     


    Follow us on IG: @therolldownpodcast


     


    The Roll Down podcast is part of the Chasing Justice Podcast Network. To find out more, visit chasingjustice.com

    • 59 min
    In the Valley: Lament & Justice

    In the Valley: Lament & Justice

    In the Valley Series


     


    Our conversation on Lament & Justice will be primarily based on Dr. Soong-Chan Rah’s book Prophetic Lament. Lament, as Dr. Rah writes, is when we have to acknowledge that the world is not as it should be and that leads to various forms of suffering. Lament is profoundly lacking in the church and this has contributed to the ways injustices continue to happen. 


     


    Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Robert Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Seminary. He previously served as the Milton B. Engelbrestson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody, 2010); Prophetic Lament (IVP Books, 2015); co-author of Forgive Us (Zondervan, 2014); Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016); and Unsettling Truths (IVP Books, 2019).


    Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic church living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. He has previously served on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners and the Christian Community Development Association.


    This is part 2 of 4 episodes and today’s topic is on lamenting in the valley. 


     


    Resources:


    https://www.tailored.coach/soongchanrah


     


    Host: Alethea Lamberson & Matthew Melendrez


    Guest: Dr. Soong-Chan Rah


    Guest Socials: @Profrah on Twitter & Facebook 


    Producer: Caleb Dea


    Social Media & Marketing: Jazzlyn Venkataya


    Designer: Cameron Stingley


    Admin Assistant: Alexandra Suarez


     


    Follow us on IG: @therolldownpodcast


     


    The Roll Down podcast is part of the Chasing Justice Podcast Network. To find out more, visit chasingjustice.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    In the Valley: Suffering and God

    In the Valley: Suffering and God

    In the Valley Series


     


    We are launching our second series of the season and it’s called “In the Valley”. We both are people of faith and believe in God and we aim to pursue and reflect God to others. Psalm 23 says that though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me. We know that every person will be in the dark valley at some point, whether it be brief, extensive or for our entire lives. It can take the form of chronic illness, death, unfulfilled dreams, oppression, abuse, and many others. Valleys really are a journey and we want to acknowledge that plus share what we feel are important topics that can be helpful for wherever you are in your valleys. Especially for those pursuing justice, there will be lots of valleys.


     


    This is part 1 of 4 episodes and today’s topic is on suffering in the valley. We are welcoming back our friend and resident theologian, Emma, to help us understand what suffering looks like in the bible, the hope we have in God through our suffering, and the reality that it's a messy journey. 







    Host: Alethea Lamberson & Matthew Melendrez


    Guest: Emma Tautolo


    Producer: Caleb Dea


    Social Media & Marketing: Jazzlyn Venkataya


    Designer: Cameron Stingley


    Admin Assistant: Alexandra Suarez


     


    Follow us on IG: @therolldownpodcast



    The Roll Down podcast is part of the Chasing Justice Podcast Network. To find out more, visit chasingjustice.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Skittlelicious13 ,

Life-giving!

This podcast has been so life giving and encouraging! It has been a breathe of fresh air to me in a difficult season of grief & fighting for racial justice. Grateful for your work, as a woman of color I have felt so seen through it.

poom22 ,

Breathe of fresh air

The Liberating Women Series was amazing. I’ve never felt so seen and valued in all my 20+ years in ministry.

carlyjraymond ,

Thought Provoking

Every time I listen to this podcast I prepare myself to dive deep. Thank you Alethea, Matthew, and team for giving us the opportunity to learn, re-think, process, and listen.
The series on liberating women is wrecking me. From Emma sharing how she trusts the Lord with how she is uniquely designed to Lisa Sharon Harper re-writing the biblical story of Tamar to Kyle Howard defining and reshaping Christ-like masculinity.
Thank you! I have shared this with many and will continue to share it!

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