April Kolman is the host of the No Ordinary People podcast and while she prefers the conversations she has with other people on the show, in this episode, she gets to share about her own story. She shares how she went from staunch Republican with highly conservative values to writing in the name of social justice and racial reconciliation, all while pursuing a deeper faith.
Links to things mentioned in the episode…
- John Lithgow perfectly shows how I feel about voting.
- Jennie Allen
- Be the Bridge
- Be The Bridge Book by Latasha Morrison
- Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Equal Justice Initiative
- EJI on Twitter
- Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
- “What Did Jesus Teach” message by Bruxy Cavey at The Meeting House
- Engaging others with whom we disagree with Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Robert George
- Experiencing faith deconstruction too? I highly recommend After Doubt: How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It by AJ Swoboda and the In Faith & Doubt Podcast.
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”Words used by Lilla Watson, Aboriginal elder, activist and educator from Queensland, Australia.
Verses mentioned in the episode…
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.”
Philippians 2:5-8 NLT
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”
Isaiah 30:18 NIV