Episode 87: African-American Christianity in White Christian America

Episode 87 of "A Jew and a Gentile Walk into a Bar...Mitzvah: The Podcast." In the second part of a series exploring the interconnectedness of Western-European-American (read “White”) Christianity and African-American Christianity, The Rev., The Dr., and The Ampersand of Reason are joined by Rev. Derrick Weston, Director of Programs & Volunteering at Hope Springs. We discuss the long history of African-Americans finding their own identity in a religion imposed on them, how this community of Christians transformed a religion of oppression into a religion of liberation, what lessons Western-European American Christianity can learn from this transformation, and how to it without committing their favorite pastime of cultural appropriation. We also smoke cigars, drink some whiskey, and drop a few F*bombs.