Insider Outsider: My Journey As A Stranger In White Evangelicalism And My Hope For Us All

Insider Outsider: My Journey As A Stranger In White Evangelicalism And My Hope For Us All

Synopsis

God boldly proclaims throughout the book of Acts, "There is no ethnic home team when it comes to Christianity." But the minority experience in America today--and throughout history--too often tells a different story.

When Pastor Bryan Loritts wrote an op-ed piece in Christianity Today about this "evangelical gentrification" in the American church, he received an overwhelming response of more than one million views and sparked a provocative national conversation. In Insider Outsider, Loritts dives deeper into what it's like to be a person of color in predominantly white evangelical spaces today and where we go from here. Drawing on insightful snapshots through history, eye-opening personal experiences, and biblical exposition, Loritts awakens both our minds and hearts to the painful reality of racial divides as well as the hope of forgiveness.

As Loritts writes, "It is impossible to do theology devoid of cultural lenses and expressions. Like an American unaware of their own accent, most whites are unaware of the ethnic theological accent they carry." Insider Outsider bears witness to the true stories that often go untold--stories that will startle, enlighten, and herald a brighter way forward for all seeking belonging in the family of God.

This seminal book on race and the church will help Christians discover how they can learn the art of listening to stories unlike their own, identify the problems and pitfalls that keep Sunday morning the most segregated hour of the week, and participate in an active movement with God toward a holy vision of what Dietrich Bonhoeffer calls "life together."

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Chapters

  • chapter 01
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 02
    Duration: 17min
  • chapter 03
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 04
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 05
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 06
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 07
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 08
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 09
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 10
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 11
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 12
    Duration: 12min
  • chapter 13
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 14
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 15
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 16
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 17
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 18
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 19
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 20
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 21
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 22
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 23
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 24
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 25
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 26
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 27
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 28
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 29
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 30
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 31
    Duration: 12min
  • chapter 32
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 33
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 34
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 35
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 36
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 37
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 38
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 39
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 40
    Duration: 21min
  • chapter 41
    Duration: 02min

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