Episode 65: The Color of Compromise – “Pastoring John Newton.”

Today is the second episode in what will be a chapter-by-chapter book study by the Antioch team of Jemar Tisby’s must-read history of the American church The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism.  These recorded conversations of our book study are examples of the kinds of dialogue we hope happen more and more often in today’s multiethnic world, the kinds of conversations which must be at the foundation of our relationships so we can in time truly worship diversely together.

In this episode, we discuss the first parts of Chapter 2: Making Race in the Colonial Era, looking at the history, theology and the roots of what would become American racism in the early American colonies. In Episode 66, we will continue with this discussion with an in-depth examination of how the idea of race was codified in the American colonies.