Author: Ryan Robinson

BGWG 7: Climate Change

Ebony and Steve return for another episode of Black Gal, White Guy to discuss climate change. Topics include: Ebony’s recommendation: Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell (1:55) Steve’s recommendation: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (5:11) Global weirding, denial of climate change, and why we need to care (9:03) How climate change affects some more harshly than others (21:54) Media representation of disasters and how they vary based on who is affected (27:30) Prioritizing how to respond with so many disasters (31:37) To contact BGWG, email bgwg@mennonerds.com (not mennonerds.net as Steve accidentally...

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Interview: Osheta Moore, Shalom Sistas

MennoNerd author Osheta Moore joins Katelin on the podcast to discuss her new book Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World – which she describes as her love letter to every woman who wants to see peace in her everyday life but feels like she’s not good enough or has no idea where to begin – as well as shalom in general. Osheta is an Anabaptist, podcaster, blogger, and mom to three kids ages 15, 12, 11.  Her husband (also a MennoNerds author) is a pastor of a church and they are in the thick of moving their...

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BGWG 6: Housing Crisis

Please consider filling out a survey about the podcast from here. Ebony Adedayo and Steve Kimes return for another episode of Black Gal, White Guy, this time to discuss the housing crisis in the United States. Topics for this episode include: Steve’s recommendation: Gospel rock and roll artists (1:50) Ebony’s recommendation: self care practices (5:09) The housing crisis in Minnesota (11:19) The housing crisis in Oregon (20:07) A hospitality problem, not a housing problem (26:16) Why does this matter? (33:40) Relevant Links https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/02/the-problem-of-resegregation-in-suburbia/462396/ https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/02/brooklyn-park-minnesota-suburbia-affordable-housing/461955/ https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/02/when-integrating-the-suburbs-isnt-enough/462765/ Watch below embedded from our YouTube, play audio embedded below by clicking on the...

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Interview: Hannah Eagleson, Emerging Scholars Network

Podcast listeners: please consider filling out this survey to help us make our content the best we can. Hannah Eagleson joins the podcast to talk about her life and her work with the Emerging Scholars Network of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Hannah’s church background (0:59) Why did Hannah get a Ph.D.? (6:34) How did Hannah get connected with the Emerging Scholars Network? (9:11) What is ESN? What is it trying to do? (11:52) What is Scholar’s Compass? (17:44) What do we do with this idea that we have to protect God from our minds? (22:03) The relationship between academia and...

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BGWG 5: Reconciliation

Podcast listeners: please consider filling out this survey to help us make our content the best we can. Ebony Adedayo and Steve Kimes discuss the topics of forgiveness and reconciliation, specifically in the context of racism. The discussion includes: Ebony’s recommendation: the album The Transition of Mali by Mali Music (0:56) Steve’s recommendation: Scene on Radio podcast, Seeing White series (2:42) Does racism against people of color in America still exist? (4:28) Affirmative action, which mostly helps white women (10:10) Is it lacking in the quality of forgiveness to bring up racial inequality issues such as police brutality? (17:19)...

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