064. The Color of Compromise | Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby on Advent Next with Kendra Arsenault

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Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. This week we are honored to talk with Jemar Tisby, author of the Color of Compromise, a book that discusses the complexity and complicity of the Christian church in America and the history of its relationship to race and racism. 

To be black and Christian in America is a complex identity, one in which the unity we all could share in our common faith is divided by the active and passive responses to racial injustice. As one of my favorite quotes from this show iterates, “We can’t talk about reconciliation unless we are at least first truthful about the history of race in America generally and racism in the church specifically.” 

This interview will be part of a larger docu-podcast project with NAD that will speak to the history of race in the Adventist Church so please tuned for updates on that project and for now, enjoy a tidbit of this conversation. 

You can follow our guest today Jemar Tisby, on Twitter and Instagram @jemartisby. I would highly recommend reading his book “The Color of Compromise” for a more in-depth look at this discussion and you preorder his upcoming book “How to Fight Racism,” for practical tools addressing racial injustice. 

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