Danté Stewart on Leaving the White Church to Follow Jesus

Brad speaks with the Danté Stewart about his journey into, and then out of, the White Church. Stewart grew up a Black Pentecostal until he reached university. There he began attending a White megachurch. He spent years in White churches convinced that the Jesus worshipped there–one coded as a White American, as superior to the one found in the Black church, as the true and right way to be a Christian and an American–was saving him from his own blackness. The murder of Trayvon Martin, the election of Donald Trump, the massacre of the Charleston 9–these events and more slowly opened his eyes to the way White Jesus had made him anti-black.

Danté Stewart’s Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/672938/shoutin-in-the-fire-by-dante-stewart/

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