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Black Theodicy II : Is God Good If Evil Exists?

Black Theodicy II : Is God Good If Evil Exists?

February 19, 2021

#blackhistorymonth #blacktheology #blacktheodicy

 

Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. This week we are continuing our discussion on Black Theodicy with Ingram London, a PhD student attempting to answer the question of where is God in the midst of Black suffering? Part 1 of this conversation is available and I would encourage you to check that out in order to some more of the framework that we’re bringing to the conversation today. 

 

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Black Theodicy | Why God, Why Slavery?

Black Theodicy | Why God, Why Slavery?

February 11, 2021

#blackhistorymonth #blacktheology #blacktheodicy

 

Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. This week we are discussing Black Theodicy with Ingram London, a PhD student studying Black Theology, but more particularly Black theodicy, which answers the question of where is God in the midst of Black suffering? The question of theodicy tries to hold together three truths: God is omnipotent, evil exists in the world, and God is loving. How can God be both loving and all-powerful and yet allow horrendous evil to exist? While we by no means have an absolute answer to this question, Ingram will be sharing with us today, pieces of his study and how these three truths can be held together in tension. 

 

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Black Liberation Theology Introduction

Black Liberation Theology Introduction

January 31, 2021

#blackliberationtheology #blacktheology #jamescone

 

Welcome back to Advent Next with Kendra Arsenault. This week, as we celebrate Black History Month, I wanted to share an introduction to Black Theology and James Cone, who is the father of Black Liberation Theology. He wrote four books “Black Theology & Black Power,” “A Black Theology of Liberation,” “God of the Oppressed,” and “The Cross and the Lynching Tree.” We discuss some quotes from his text and examine the relevance of his work in Christianity today.

 

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Inauguration 2021 and Reflections on 2020 (Kendra Arsenault)

Inauguration 2021 and Reflections on 2020 (Kendra Arsenault)

January 30, 2021

#kendraarsenault #adventnext #2020recap

 

Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. Today, we are going through a recap of 2020, some lessons that I learned as well as what I believe God was doing in my life through it all.

Thanks for listening everyone!

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (Dr. Bandy X. Lee)

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (Dr. Bandy X. Lee)

January 15, 2021

#bandylee #thedangerouscaseofdonaldtrump #inauguration2021

 

Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. This week, I wanted to bring on a guest who could provide insights into the riots that happened on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. What have been the consequences, causes, and cures of this type of violence? I am honored to have on as my guest, Dr. Bandy X. Lee American Psychiatrist with her M.D. and M.Div who is the author of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” which is a compilation of 37 psychiatrists and mental health experts that assess the dangerousness of the president. She is also the author of a text on “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures.” 

 

On this episode of Advent Next, she provides insight into how ethics inform her approach to medicine and her public participation. She also discusses insights from both her books on the milieu in which violence is created and factors that can either increase or reduce harm. Lastly, she discusses the challenges she has faced in speaking according to her conscience and where she derives her strength to move forward when facing opposition from within and without. 

 

You can follow our guest today Dr. Bandy X. Lee, on Twitter @BandyXLee1 and I would highly recommend reading her book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” and her newest book “Profile of a Nation.”

 

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Religious & Cultural Times of Jesus (Dr. Roy Gane)

Religious & Cultural Times of Jesus (Dr. Roy Gane)

December 25, 2020

#christmas #birthofjesus #christmasstory

 

Merry Christmas and welcome back to Advent Next, a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. Today we have Dr. Roy Gane, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages to give us some cultural and religious context of the religious and political climate during the time of Jesus’ birth.  I wanted to go back to the first century and see if there are any parallels we could draw from the time of the birth of Christ and the political and religious turmoil facing us today. 

 

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The Color of Compromise: The Complicity of Racism in the Church (Jemar Tisby)

The Color of Compromise: The Complicity of Racism in the Church (Jemar Tisby)

December 19, 2020

#colorofcompromise #racialinjustice #socialgospel

 

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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Biblical Forgiveness In Cases of Trauma (Dr. SteveTracy)

Biblical Forgiveness In Cases of Trauma (Dr. SteveTracy)

December 13, 2020

#domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #forgiveness

 

Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. Last week we released our first documentary-style podcast on the journey of making a film called #ChurchToo. This week, I wanted to encourage you all to watch this Film! It is available on the End It Now North America Facebook page and is the culmination to last week’s podcast. So please check it out, I will leave the link the description. Once again it is a brand new podcast that'll be an incredible resource for you and your church at End It Now North America Facebook page.  This week I wanted to share with you all a short interview with one of the guest speakers, Dr. Steve Tracy on the theology surrounding domestic violence, the question of forgiveness, and the strive towards better pastoral care for victims. Dr. Tracy is the author of the book Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse. Dr. Tracy and His wife Celestia Tracy both work to provide resources to ministries and churches to help them find healing in Christ. You can find out more about their ministry and resources at mendingthesoul.org

 

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#ChurchToo Docuseries Podcast Part 1

#ChurchToo Docuseries Podcast Part 1

December 5, 2020

#domesticviolence  #endabuse #ipv

 

This week you’re in for a treat. Welcome to the first documentary-style podcast for Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. Today I am giving you an exclusive behind the scenes docujourney for an upcoming film that I had the honor of directing called #ChurchToo. #Churchtoo is a documentary, which will be premiering this week. I speak with experts and survivors of sexual and domestic violence as we discuss the intersectionality of the church and its relationship to this particular type of trauma. This podcast is part 1 of a multi-episode series where you get to observe, conversations that took place between myself and my producer behind the scenes. The actual documentary #ChurchToo will be premiering at enditnownorthamerica.org this week, Friday at 7pm EST on the end it now north America Facebook page. And if you miss the premiere you can check out their Youtube Channel “End It Now NAD” where both the documentary and bonus materials will be available.  

 

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Starting A TikTok Ministry (Kevin Wilson)

Starting A TikTok Ministry (Kevin Wilson)

November 28, 2020

#chai #chairecipes #creativeministry

 

Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussion. This week we have the pleasure of talking with Kevin Wilson a pastor at Oceanside SDA in southern California who may be better known as the Chai Guy. His TikTok CrossCultureChristian unexpectedly went from 200 to 144,000 followers in a matter of months. So today we are exploring unique ways to incorporate our voice, our cultural heritage, and our unique perspectives and journey in the communication of the gospel and how ministry can be as simple as sharing a cup of chai with a stranger. 

 

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