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Stop & Listen (Part 1)

A Road Map for Healthy Dialogue Around Racism

July 3, 2020

The last several weeks of racial tension in our country have opened up new conversations and dialogue around racism in our society and the church. There's a wide array of opinions on the subject, so we will be taking the next several weeks to STOP AND LISTEN to others in our church family who have a story to tell. In this episode, Pastors Jay and Ryan kick off the series and lay the groundwork for the episodes ahead with a foundation laid in the gospel of Jesus. While the temptation is to quickly offer up solutions to the systemic problems of racism, we don't want the story and emotion of this moment in history to be dismissed. So, no matter what side you find yourself on around this debate, we are inviting you to STOP & LISTEN. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

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Stop & Listen (Part 5)

Being White and Vulnerable • July 31, 2020

The last several weeks of racial tension in our country have opened up new conversations and dialogue around racism in our society and the church. There's a wide array of opinions on the subject, so we will be taking the next several weeks to STOP AND LISTEN to others in our church family who have a story to tell. In this episode, Pastors Jay and Ryan interview Daniel Davis - a young and married CHBC member - as he opens up about his emotional and spiritual journey on racial inequality after the death of George Floyd. Dan's come alive in the last year to the racial tensions and disunity in our country, but also has found himself wrestling with being vulnerable as a white man as he enters into dialogue around this topic. No matter what side you find yourself on around this debate, we are inviting you to STOP & LISTEN. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Stop & Listen (Part 4)

Never Gave It a Thought • July 24, 2020 • Rick Hove

The last several weeks of racial tension in our country have opened up new conversations and dialogue around racism in our society and the church. There's a wide array of opinions on the subject, so we will be taking the next several weeks to STOP AND LISTEN to others in our church family who have a story to tell. In this episode, Pastors Jay and Ryan interview Rick Hove - Executive Director of Faculty Commons at Cru and an elder at CHBC - as he opens up about his emotional and spiritual journey on racial inequality. Rick's position has evolved from someone who never gave racism a thought to a person who is now empathetic to and passionately against racial inequality around him and his African American friends and colleagues. No matter what side you find yourself on around this debate, we are inviting you to STOP & LISTEN. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Stop & Listen (Part 3)

A Call Against Complacency & Racism • July 17, 2020

The last several weeks of racial tension in our country have opened up new conversations and dialogue around racism in our society and the church. There's a wide array of opinions on the subject, so we will be taking the next several weeks to STOP AND LISTEN to others in our church family who have a story to tell. In this episode, Pastors Jay and Ryan continue a dialogue (over Zoom) with four graduate students to listen to their perspective on Black Lives Matter and racial inequality. No matter what side you find yourself on around this debate, we are inviting you to STOP & LISTEN. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.