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How do we move beyond racial division? What is short-sighted about colorblindness and antiracism? In this conversation, Professor George Yancy shares what's missing in these approaches and puts forth a new way that calls for mutual accountability. This model is based on listening to those in other racial groups and crafting solutions that account for their interests. Join this fascinating conversation on how to truly listen and consider others above yourself and your group for the flourishing of our society.
The word "evangelical" is no longer a positive label in our culture today and many are seeking to avoid it in their church and their church's communication. Author and Professor Matthew Bennett says that what is needed is not a name change but a reclamation of the missionary roots of the American evangelical church. Matthew talks about some of the contributions of the evangelical church and why we don't want to leave these behind on Monday's show.
George Yancey is a professor at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, specializing in race/ethnicity and religion. He works to promote collaborative communication as a solution to racial unrest. His books include Beyond Racial Gridlock and Transcending Racial Barriers.
He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from West Texas State and received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.
Matthew Bennett is assistant professor of missions and theology at Cedarville University. He joined the faculty at Cedarville University in 2017 after serving as a missionary in North Africa and the Middle East for six years. He has a Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is passionate about missions and theology, and loves being able to ground missions in Scripture and sound doctrine.