Jemar Tisby, author of the NYT bestseller The Color of Compromise, joins Ryan McAnnally-Linz for a conversation on how American Christian history has failed us. In this episode, Jemar explains the complicity and compromise of American Christians; the narrative war that confederate monuments wage (and how they were erected much later than you might think); the ugly theological justifications of racism and the shameful history of Christian white supremacy; the fraught project of selectively naming heroes and villains and then memorializing them; and the practical problem of how to go forward rightly from this moment of increased attention to racial injustice.
- Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
- Pre-Order Jemar Tisby's next book: How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice
- Min Jin Lee's comment about "History has failed us, but no matter."
- Miroslav Volf & Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Public Faith in Action: How to Engage with Commitment, Conviction, and Courage
- Listen to Pass the Mic and Footnotes w/ Jemar Tisby