IIn this episode of Deep Reckonings, Rev. Ben Adams discusses his continuing journey of awareness of the racism surrounding us and our need to strive to work against it. Ben Adams is the Pastor of First on Chatham. Ben has a deep commitment to education and a love for young people as they navigate their… Continue Reading→
In this episode of Deep Reckonings, Rev. Jason Villegas discusses navigating identity, power, and authority, by tracing his own journey of understanding and discovery. Jason Villegas is the current pastor of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church in Hertford County and served full-time in two other rural churches before then. Jason serves on the Hispanic/Latinx Committee of… Continue Reading→
In this episode, Dr. Margaret Brunson shares with us her experiences growing up to understand race at a young age, and navigating being Black in church, school, and the workplace. Dr. Margaret Brunson is a transformative leader, luminary, entrepreneur, thought partner, and media personality. She considers brunch a verb, well-being a priority, dance floors sacred,… Continue Reading→
In this episode, Rev. Justin Coleman talks about kinship—what unifies people and how it keeps them together. Justin grew up in Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2000 with a major in religious studies. He, too, was very active in SMU’s Wesley Foundation and served as Associate Pastor at SMU’s Wesley Foundation from… Continue Reading→
In this episode, Rev. Justin Coleman shares from his own experiences with relational proximity – how those who avoided it hurt him and how embracing that proximity makes us better citizens of the kin-dom of God. Justin grew up in Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2000 with a major in religious studies. … Continue Reading→
Angie Hong shares her story as a second-generation Korean-American worship leader, writer, and speaker. Angie Hong is a Korean-American worship leader, writer, and speaker. Most recently, she served as the Creative Director at the Chicago campus of Willow Creek Community Church and has led worship for various churches and events such as the annual Christian… Continue Reading→
This is the final episode of a 3-part series. Steve Taylor and Ernesto Barriguete meet at Pilgrimage, an annual youth event in the NC Conference, just after the 2016 United States presidential election. During the event, a clothespin that stated: “Build That Wall” was placed on a Hispanic youth.
In Episode 2, we hear the second of two seemingly different stories that converge into one powerful narrative. As we continue a three-episode series, Ernesto Barriguete shares his experience as a pastor when the immigrant community felt persecuted.
In Episode 1, we hear the first of two seemingly different stories that converge into one powerful narrative. As we begin a three-episode series, Steve Taylor shares his experience of becoming an anti-racist.