Jul 30, 2021 • 45M

Christian Counseling, Colonized Marriage, and White Seminaries with Kyle J. Howard

Season 1, Episode 14

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Leaving colonized faith for the Kingdom of God – Shake the Dust features candid interviews and informed discussions that guide us as we seek Jesus instead of empire.
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This week, we have the first half of a two-part interview with Kyle J. Howard, a theologian, preacher, and counselor to people who have experienced spiritual and racial trauma. We talk to him about what spiritual and racial trauma are exactly, his approach to counseling in a Christian context, the devastating effects of incompetent or uninformed counseling in many churches, how and why he talks about race in interracial couples counseling, his experience as a Black man going to a white seminary, how white supremacy plays itself out in the deconstruction movement, and a lot more! 

Article referenced in the conversation: When Churches Colonize Femininity

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Shake the Dust is produced and edited by Sy Hoekstra. 

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