The Life After Podcast
“Pushing Beyond” with Verdell Wright

“Pushing Beyond” with Verdell Wright

June 14, 2018

On this episode of The Life After, we are talking with our friend, Verdell Wright. Verdell is a theology nerd in the purest sense. Boasting theology degrees from Rutgers, Howard and Wesley Theological Seminary. Verdell is also black, and gay. Put all those things together, along with a very intelligent and well conceived deconstruction and you get a powerful thinker, writer, and advocate. Verdell very recently published a piece for for the Black Youth Project about how he went from being a sought after minister to leaving the Christian faith. Or, pushing beyond the Christian faith as he likes to put it. In our interview with Verdell, we cover everything from the problem of theodicy, to coming out, to what it’s like to be the token Black guy in a quote ‘progressive’ white church.

 

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“Black and White Thinking” with Prisca Jebet Kendagor

“Black and White Thinking” with Prisca Jebet Kendagor

July 21, 2017

Prisca was brought up in white, Christian suburbia. At times, her skin contrasted with the world around her. Chuck and Brady talk to Prisca about her experiences in church and how those events made the way for her exit from evangelical Christianity. The three ask this question: Why does it seem that those who claim to have Holy Spirit orchestrating their lives are historically and generally speaking often the last to accept civil rights?

Also, Brady and Prisca retell how they became friends over the message board for Brady’s former cable, Christian sitcom.

TW: A racial slur is used within the context of a true story.

 

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