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Episode 485: The Biblical Case for Redemptive Privilege with Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Today, privilege has become a dirty word that is automatically associated with sinfulness, but Dominique Gilliard, author of “Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege,” says it doesn’t have to be. He explores the many biblical characters who used their privilege redemptively rather than selfishly, and challenges us to rethink our assumptions about who is really privileged in our society.

Also this week, a new study reveals how our preferred news source shapes our political and cultural beliefs—especially for those on the more conservative end of the spectrum. As the Supreme Court hears arguments about Mississippi’s new abortion law, Tish Harrison Warren says we need to rethink our definition of feminism to include women who are pro-life. Plus, Phil goes to an indoor waterpark, and the Japanese have an innovative new energy source.

News Segment:

0:00 - Intro/Thanksgiving highlights

12:41 - News of the Butt

20:50 - PRRI media study

36:29 - Feminism and pro-life

50:11 - MyPillow ads

52:17 - Holy Post merch

Interview with Dominique DuBois Gilliard:

“Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege” -

53:32 - Introduction

57:31 - Defining privilege

1:04:45 - How stories in Scripture help us

1:08:20 - Accountability in leveraging privilege

1:21:08 - Interpreting the rich young ruler

1:26:49 - Fruit in ongoing repentanceOther resources mentioned:

“Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores” -

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