The Ralph Moore Podcast
Interview: Antoine Lassiter on Race & Protest Movement
In this inteview you will hear the pain of a man who hurts because of friends who refuse to believe that systematic racism is a problem for the church.
Listen as he tells how he coaches his sons to prevent them from becoming objects of racial violence. Hear his heart when he says that making disciples of Jesus is the answer, but that disciplemaking must include rejecting sin, including the sin of racism.
Gather two or three books to help you understand these things from a paradigm unlike what you've previously understood:
A Story of Rythm & Grace by Jimi Calhoun, a Hope Chapel pastor who played alongside some of the biggest names in rock music.
Before becoming a pastor, he worked with,
Hank Williams Jr.
The Four Tops
Martha and the Vandellas
In "A Story of Rhythm and Grace," Calhoun weaves together engrossing stories about racial differences and reconciliation from his life in the music world and his life in the church. Reflecting on how he has often found more racial harmony on the stage and in the recording studio than in the pews, Jimi shows what religion might learn from rock and roll.
"As an African-American growing up in the 1950s and '60s, Calhoun knows firsthand about the effects of racism. His personal anecdotes about this period are eye-opening, heart-wrenching and exciting. . . . His historical and sociological insights about racism and the civil rights movement are fascinating. . . . Those looking for an unusual perspective on one of the most turbulent times in recent U.S. history will be intrigued."--"Publishers Weekly "
"I love Jimi's heart. He's written "the right book at the right time." This book is a great read!"--Dr. John, musician
"Jimi Calhoun is a rare combination of storyteller, sage, artist, and pastor. Reading this warm-hearted, encouraging, and challenging book is like sitting down with Jimi for a dozen leisurely lunches and talking about what it means to be human beings with different skin tones and different histories. I hope and pray that this book will infuse hundreds of thousands of pastors, small group leaders, neighbors, and coworkers with new rhythm and grace."--Brian McLaren, author of "A New Kind of Christian"
How to be White in a Black Man's World, by Myron Pierce.
Myron is lead pastor of Mission Church in Omaha, the hub of a church multiplication network stretching across the United States, Africa and the United Kingdom.