EPISODE 10

EPISODE 10

"We have a strong historic tradition. But there are also beautiful things happening now.” Caleb Deas

During this episode, learn how Tiffany Hines, Caleb Deas, and Kelli Marie are shaping the future of Christianity while honoring the rich religious and cultural heritage of Black America.

Hear real-talk about the following:
• Why the church must become more than a building
• How to model Jesus' outward focused-ministry
• Not being 'Black' enough for Black church

EPISODE 9

EPISODE 9

On any given day, you might find JR Rivera, Lawrence Souffrant, and Sharona Drake pastoring their communities, teaching young adults, or inspiring thousands of followers through a thought-provoking Instagram post. On April 5, 2019, these three powerful Black Christian Influencers were all in the same room, and we were honored to host a panel with them live at the Create Conference in Atlanta.

Hear this power trio address the following:
• Promoting yourself online without oversharing
• Being a healthy, intentional, and vulnerable leader
• Reconciling your digital and spiritual identities

EPISODE 8

EPISODE 8

"We’ve had a huge pulling away within the Black church. They’re not pulling away from the faith, but from the church. And I believe that the church is needed in this next phase.”

During this episode, Chicago-native Jackie The Educator shares about the importance of Christlike reconciliation, provides education around factors preventing racial equality today, and opens up about the hidden wounds of the African-American community.

Hear Jackie's practical insight on the following:
• Is it "Black" or "African-American"?
• Confronting racism inside the Black community
• How she's leveraging social media as a tool for unity

EPISODE 7

EPISODE 7

"The majority of the top worship songs have been written by middle-class, Caucasian, males… there’s something missing in Christian music.”

As a Korean-American in the Christian music industry, marketer Wisdom Moon has worked with countless artists including Lauren Daigle, Israel Houghton, and Darlene Zschech.

Hear Wisdom's honest and hopeful take on the following:
• How listeners can voice their demand for diverse Christian music
• The inner workings of the Christian Music industry
• Why Kingdom-collaboration is better than self-promotion

EPISODE 6

EPISODE 6

Dr. Michael Schluter is the epitome of a creative, cross-cultural solutionist. He’s been honored by the Queen of England for his Biblically-derived social policy, and he's facilitated peacebuilding initiatives everywhere from Korea to Rwanda to South Africa during Apartheid.

Hear Dr. Schluter's eye-opening perspective on the following:
• How prioritizing relational health over economic growth can help transcend political divides
• Why Christians in particular should care about economics
• How Biblical teaching on relationships speaks to capitalist concepts like advertising, limited liability, and interest.

EPISODE 5

EPISODE 5

"I’m not defined by the one thing that happened to me fifteen years ago."

Lexie LaVallee is a survivor of child sex trafficking. Hear her share on the following topics (listener discretion advised):
• How to forgive someone who has taken advantage of you
• The connection between the entertainment industry, pornography, and sex trafficking
• How individuals and groups can make a real difference in the fight against human trafficking

EPISODE 4

EPISODE 4

Social entrepreneur Barrett Ward is a capitalist with a conscience. Through his lifestyle brand ABLE, he seeks to end generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women and help businesses and consumers amplify their social impact.

Hear Barrett weigh in on the following topics:
• Money, technology, and collaboration in American fashion
• How consumers can research the ethics of their favorite brands
• How companies can build trust through financial transparency and measurable social benefit

EPISODE 3

EPISODE 3

"When music is done at its height, it is multicultural. It’s like a magnet that brings in everybody." 

Hear American Idol finalist Clark Beckham share about the following topics:
• Resisting opportunities to compromise for the sake of money
• How music brings people together from different backgrounds
• Operating as a Christian in a post-Christian culture

EPISODE 2

EPISODE 2

In this episode, hear two of the church's leading voices on Multicultural Worship, Nikki Lerner and Chris Baker, talk through the following questions:

What is the Biblical basis for cross-cultural ministry?
How can worship leaders use their platform for good?
How can we create authentically multicultural worship experiences?

EPISODE 1

EPISODE 1

“The Church has filtered the Good News of Jesus through the lens of American consumerism.”

In this episode, learn the story behind Praise Hands as founder Robby Valderrama shares his experience as a biracial American Christian moving from secular Silicon Valley to the Buckle of the Bible Belt: Nashville, Tennessee.

Robby points to the creative, cross-cultural life of Jesus and invites listeners from all faith backgrounds to an examination of the American intersection of church, race, music, and economics.