Episode 12 – Talking Racism with Thomas Collings (@tacollin) and a Theology Mix (@theologymix) Post by Chris Linzey (@chrislinzey)

Next on Thinking It Through:  I have a wonderful discussion on racism with Pastor Thomas Collings (my 3rd guest), which was inspired by a Theology Mix post by Chris Linzey.  The post titled – White People, You’re Still Not Listening – gave us plenty to talk about and I hope that we accomplished discussing this piece in as loving a fashion as possible.

Pastor Thomas Collings’ Twitter Page / Collings’ church’s website:  http://www.tbcbenson.com/our-pastor.html / YouTube Channel:  Reformed Thomas

02:00 = Introduction of Thomas Collings

04:32 = Introduction of Chris Linzey’s post

07:00 = Reading of Chris Linzey’s Post

11:00 = Discussion on the Linzey post and breaking it down the issues that we have with it

51:14 = Issues with Anyabwile’s “tweet”

(Music on Episode: “Happenins’ville” by Jerome Danner (Me)) *I own the copyright.*

Thabiti Anyabwile’s Tweet:  https://twitter.com/ThabitiAnyabwil/status/796302639768207360

My Response to Anyabwile’s Tweet:  https://twitter.com/DannerJerome/status/797427051842207748

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5 thoughts on “Episode 12 – Talking Racism with Thomas Collings (@tacollin) and a Theology Mix (@theologymix) Post by Chris Linzey (@chrislinzey)

  1. Having lived through the 50s, 60s, 70s etc in the South,, I can tell you that “white people standing around watching a person of color being killed or lynched, looking like they have come from a worship service” was Not the norm! Those white people who were members of the KKK definitely in the smallest minority and were not upheld by polite Christian society. Lynching or killing anyone of any race is a horrific act and must not be tolerated! As Americans, and especially as Christians, we need to walk together in solidarity, regardless of the color of our skin. When we do so, we will drown out racism from any quarter with the love songs of God. Love always conquers hate, however, love must be patient. It has taken, and will take, a long time to replace hatred with love. If the liberal media would focus on the solidarity of the races instead of the friction between the races, all will become closer and an open, honest dialogue can not only be possible, but will become natural. In conversation, we should not feel as if we need to qualify every word or phrase that comes out of our mouths. What an unnatural way to speak! In my experience, we are more alike as Christians, than we are different. This gives us building blocks upon which to create a great nation!

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    1. Thank you for listening and leaving a comment, Delanie! It may have not been the norm in your particular area or time of life, but once upon a time, it was the norm. This is a part of history. This is not to say that every Caucasian person or every town participated in it. However, it was the norm to participate in it or allow it to continue without any major consequence to those racists that committed these evils, such as lynching.

      Also, thank you for your thoughts of walking together in solidarity.

      Peace and Blessings,



  2. I sincerely apologize if my comments implied that I was in any way denying or minimizing the facts of history chronicling the horrific treatment of people of color by white people. That was certainly not my intent. People of color have suffered much and have overcome much. I was simply recounting my experience as a Southerner who grew up in a time of racial conflict and turmoil. I was in high school when racial riots were rampant. If it had not been for my friendships with people of color, I do not know what I would have done. And vice versa. As Christians, we are all children of God, brothers and sisters in Christ.

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