Session Calendar & Reading List
Session Six: Gift of the Black Church to Conversations of Justice and Unity
Date: February 18, 2021
Length: 1 hr
Session Five: Race in Early Church History
Date: January 21, 2021
About: Start of the second trimester with view into race and racialization in early church history.
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith with special guest, Dr. Vince Bantu
Be sure to view the second video (24 min) which is a conversation with Dr. Bantu highlighting specific questions from the session and the homework reading, A Multitude of All Peoples
Length: 58 minutes
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Session Four: Perspectives
Date: December 17, 2020
About: Perspectives - Question & Answer session recapping important topics and questions submitted during the first trimester of learning and community
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith.
Length: 55 minutes
Session Three: Changing the Narrative
Date: November 19, 2020
About: Changing the Narrative - The power of narratives, the false narrative of racial difference, the call to confront and the path forward
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith. Special guest speaker, Pastor David Swanson.
Length: 52 minutes
Session Two: Our Changing Reality
Date: October 15, 2020
About: Our Changing Reality. What do the changing U.S. demographics mean for the U.S. Church?
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith. Special guest speaker, Dr. Michael Emerson.
The Next Evangelicalism 10 Years Later
“White Church” in Decline
The Future “Next Evangelicalism” Leaders
Unique Cross Cultural Role
The Next Evangelical Church
How Should White Evangelicals and Leaders Respond?
People Will Leave The Church
Length: 1.26 hours
Session One: Questions & Challenges: Individual Sin/Corporate Sin
Date: September 17, 2020
About: Questions & Challenges: Individual Sin/Corporate Sin. Is racism and racial injustice a personal issue or structural and systemic?
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith
Date: August 20, 2020
About: Review calendar and syllabus for the first trimester. Hear about the plans for small group discussions, content and upcoming reading list. May We Be One Leadership Team also discusses core values and expectations of the journey
Session Five – January 21st
Session Six – February 18th
Session Seven – March 18th
Session Eight – April 15th
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Upcoming Reading List
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A Multitude of All Peoples: Engaging Ancient Christianity's Global Identity || Vince Bantu
A Sojourner's Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World || Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
How to Fight Racism || Jemar Tisby
Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery || Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity || Robert Chao Romero
More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith || Tracey Gee