Episode 11: A Somber Energy: is there a digital answer in this pandemic?
The Circle of Hope pastors share some of their heart, thoughts, and grief on police brutality and the protesting of George Floyd’s tragic and unjustified death. They delve deep into their Christian response on this tragedy and Jesus’ own alternative of justice and peace as an answer to state power.
But first, they do a little reflection on worshiping live and the wonder and praise delivered through digital means, the way that the pandemic crisis and the digital answer to it has made new ways for the Holy Spirit to show up.
They end the time with some brightness, sharing a little Spiritual Show and Tell. Jonny is inspired by Wilda Gafney’s Womanist Midrash. Rachel has been reading some novels, including the award-winning book The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Ben was lightened by the breeze blowing through his windows. Julie is inspired by a listener’s inspiration brought on by the podcast itself!
All this and more on Resist and Restore!
- Our Compassion Team – Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter: their blog and page on CoH
- Our Compassion Team – Circle of Peacemakers
- Matthew 12 Scripture
- Womanist Midrash by Wilda Gafney (Westminster John Knox Press, 2017)
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
About this Podcast:
Resist and Restore is a podcast by Circle of Hope. We’re extending the table of our dialogue! Tune in bi-weekly as the Circle of Hope pastors—Rachel, Ben, Julie, and Jonny—sit down to dialogue about faith, God, Jesus, the spiritual life, and everything in between. Available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.