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Episode 413: Disney Princess Theology & COVID19 Activism with Theon Hill

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Why is COVID19 disproportionately harming communities of color? Why are we willing to criticize certain things about America but not others? And what about black voices who say systemic racism isn’t real? Friend of the show, Dr. Theon Hill, is back to discuss all of this and more with Phil and Skye. Also this week: why horror movie fans are more prepared than others for the pandemic, and how “Disney princess theology” has shaped the way you read the Bible.

Pandemic Practice: Horror Fans and Morbidly Curious Individuals Are More Psychologically

Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic -

Want to Be Happy? A Top Psychologist Says Stop ’Social Distancing,' and Do This Instead - Inc. -

‘More than individual sin’ - Black pastors urge evangelicals to admit systemic racism -

Religion News Service -

The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism

by Jemar Tisby

Why I Stopped Talking About Racial Reconciliation and Started Talking About White

Supremacy - Inheritance - The Black Church in Action Against Racism and COVID-19: A Practical and Biblical Guide to Prophetic Ministry While Protecting Health -

8 commenti

Mike Enns
Mike Enns
24 lug 2020

I struggle with some of this discussion about race and reconciliation. I agree that it looks like an ongoing problem in America. Here in Canada our racism is largely tied to our treatment of our indigenous population.

What bothers me is when we treat a group of similarly coloured people as a monolithic identity. For example, when we say, “White people enslaved black people.” I agree this is generally true but it’s so broad that it’s also untrue for many. I’m about as white as they come, but to my knowledge my ancestors are far removed from African slavery. White people also have enslaved white people and people of colour have enslaved other people of colour throughout history as well.

Mi piace

Enjoyable and thought provoking as usual. You mentioned Jemar Tisby's book 'The Color of Compromise'. Its a really good read. Just a warning - its hard to put down once you start. I'd also suggest his podcast 'Pass the Mic'. It should be required listening for all of us that aren't black. One more comment on something Skye said - my high school history teacher said 'all wars are economic wars'. The older I get, the more that rings true.

Mi piace

REALLY thankful for the the show each week! Just a quick thought on the topic you brought up near the end of the show on the subject of an, "echo chamber". You cover plenty of topics but it seem to me (I could be wrong) that I rarely hear sincere disagreement between any of you. Like Phil saying, "your a sharp guy Skye but I really disagree with you on this one..." or Kristen saying, "I read such and such and really see it differently than you both..." Just a thought. Love the show and use the episodes regularly for discussion with my discipleship groups!

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Josh Comninellis
Josh Comninellis
17 lug 2020

Awesome stuff as always guys! Your discussion about how we read the Bible and “Disney Princess Theology” reminds me of this powerful article by a local pastor in my hometown of Saint Joseph Missouri.

Specifically, he acknowledges that his role in every narrative is that of the oppressor and the dominant culture and explains how that fundamentally changes his reading of the Bible.

More of the same perspective on a topic that white midwesterner Christians, including myself, so desperately need to discuss.

God bless you guys! Thank you for all you do.

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16 lug 2020
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