Sinopsis

This podcast explores topics of race, ethnicity, and culture from a Christian perspective. One of the podcast's major goals to help facilitate conciliation between various ethnic groups.

Episodios

  • Immigration Nation

    Immigration Nation

    27/01/2020 Duración: 11min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers surveys American attitudes regarding immigration over the last 150 years. He also provides some suggestions for how Christians should treat immigrants.

  • A Brief Survey of the Reconstruction and the Post-Reconstruction Eras

    A Brief Survey of the Reconstruction and the Post-Reconstruction Eras

    20/01/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers examines how the harmful mindsets and policies of the Reconstruction and the Post-Reconstruction eras set the notion of equality and the Civil Rights Movement back decades.

  • Racial Reconciliation is Not a Gospel Issue

    Racial Reconciliation is Not a Gospel Issue

    13/01/2020 Duración: 17min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers shows that, contrary to popular belief, racial reconciliation is not a gospel issue. An examination of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Acts 10-11, and Galatians 2 shows that racial reconciliation falls under a completely different category, which affects the way we should approach the issue. 

  • Black, White, and Shades of Brown

    Black, White, and Shades of Brown

    06/01/2020 Duración: 11min

    In this podcast, Dr. Akers argues against the notion that people with Caucasian and minority ancestries are not really minorities. 

  • Recognizing and Avoiding Stereotypes about Multiracial People

    Recognizing and Avoiding Stereotypes about Multiracial People

    30/12/2019 Duración: 10min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers discusses some of the most common stereotypes about multiracial people that continue to persist.

  • Politics Shouldnt Divide Christians

    Politics Shouldn't Divide Christians

    23/12/2019 Duración: 06min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers addresses two topics: 1) Multiethnic People as Symbols of Unitity; 2) The Importance of Christian Unity in Spite of Political Divisions.

  • The Early Church Addressed Racial Conflict, And We Should Too!

    The Early Church Addressed Racial Conflict, And We Should Too!

    16/12/2019 Duración: 13min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers discusses the early church's first conflict, which was ethnocultural in nature. A careful examination of the apostles' practical response can help us to learn how to address racial conflict today.

  • Confederate Statues and Productive Conversations about Race

    Confederate Statues and Productive Conversations about Race

    09/12/2019 Duración: 11min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers discusses Confederate statues as well as some pointers on having productive conversations about race. 

  • Racial Reconciliation Cant Be Abstract: Some Practical Suggestions For Personal Involvement

    Racial Reconciliation Can't Be Abstract: Some Practical Suggestions For Personal Involvement

    02/12/2019 Duración: 20min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers discusses practical, concrete ways to work toward racial reconciliation. The information in this podcast derives from the Christian Conciliation Procedures course that Dr. Akers teaches at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • A History of Race Relations in the United States

    A History of Race Relations in the United States

    25/11/2019 Duración: 27min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers provides a history of race relations in the United States, explaining why reconciliation is necessary, and why it's not yet occurred. The information in this podcast derives from one of his presentations in his Christian Conciliation Procedures class at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • I Dont See Color

    "I Don't See Color"

    18/11/2019 Duración: 12min

    In this episode, Dr. Matt Akers answers two important questions: 1) Does the Bible promote segregation? 2) When it comes to race, should our goal be color blindness?

  • How To Help English Speaking Churches Not To Patronize Ethnic Groups That Meet In Their Buildings

    How To Help English Speaking Churches Not To Patronize Ethnic Groups That Meet In Their Buildings

    11/11/2019 Duración: 15min

    In this episode, Dr. Matt Akers answers the following questions from listeners: 1) What percentage of Christian families are "mixed"? 2) How can churches help to develop language services that minister to people from other language groups? 3) How can English speaking churches help language services that minister to other language groups maintain and enjoy their own cultures? If you have questions you'd like answered, please submit them to Dr. Akers via Twitter: @matthew_akers

  • Should We Call Out Racists?

    "Should We Call Out Racists?"

    04/11/2019 Duración: 16min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers answers two questions: 1) What is your personal philosophy of race relations? 2) Should we call out racists? Note: If you're interested in Dr. Akers's book on premarital counseling for multiracial couples, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Equally-Yoked-Premarital-Counseling-Multiethnic-ebook/dp/B01DZ7JB2M/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=equally+yoked&qid=1572883586&sr=8-3  

  • An Unfiltered Inside Look at Multiethnic Ministry

    An Unfiltered Inside Look at Multiethnic Ministry

    28/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers shares some of his and his wife's early experiences with racism and their experiences serving in a multiethnic church.Note: In this podcast, Dr. Akers quotes from Michael Goheen's book, A Light to the Nations (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011): Israel, responding to different factors, developed patterns that “suited each cultural context in which they found themselves throughout their long journey" (p. 50).   

  • Does the Tower of Babel Teach the Segregation of the Races?

    Does the Tower of Babel Teach the Segregation of the Races?

    21/10/2019 Duración: 11min

    In this episode, Dr. Matt Akers answers the following question posed to him on social media: "How would you respond to someone who claims that the Tower of Babel is proof that mixed races are sinful?" He examines the history of Babel in Scripture, explaining that the event never supports the separation of the races. The Day of Pentecost, which reverses the curse of Babel, demonstrates that God intends for the races to serve Him together as one body.

  • Why Are People Who Are Half Black And Half White Considered Black?

    Why Are People Who Are Half Black And Half White Considered Black?

    14/10/2019 Duración: 13min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers starts a series in which he answers questions that have been posed to him on social media. Today's question is why people in the United States who are part Black and part White typically are considered to be African American.

  • What Are You?

    "What Are You?"

    06/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers tackles two subjects: 1) How to help multiethnic Christians respond when people who are curious about their heritage ask, "What are you?" 2) How to use multiethnic Christians as bridge builders between different ethnic groups. Additionally, Dr. Akers asks listeners if they know of any publishers interested in publishing a book about these topics.

  • Do You Speak Mexican? Misconceptions about Hispanics

    Do You Speak Mexican? Misconceptions about Hispanics

    27/09/2019 Duración: 15min

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Dr. Akers dedicates this episode to the discussion of Hispanics. Contrary to popular belief, not all Hispanics come from Mexico, and there is no such thing as the Mexican language.

  • The Worst Kept Secret in Race Relations in the United States

    The Worst Kept Secret in Race Relations in the United States

    23/09/2019 Duración: 17min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers discusses an aspect of race relations that rarely receives mention and, according to research, is worsening.

  • A Brief Note on the Term Race

    A Brief Note on the Term "Race"

    16/09/2019 Duración: 05min

    In this episode, Dr. Akers explores the term "race" as a descriptor for different ethnic groups. He maintains it's not a helpful word because it doesn't accurately reflect the diversity found in human beings. 

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