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The (Im)partial Church

The (Im)partial Church

The (Im)partial Church


The (Im)partial Church is a hopeful podcast about race, culture, diversity, and the Christian faith. We understand the Church is far from perfect but believe we should strive to serve as an example to the world on how to handle these challenging issues with grace. Join us as we explore relevant issues surrounding how Christians empathetically relate to one another across cultural divides and strive for to become a truly impartial church.
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Episode 09 | Children Are Our Future, But We Are the Present

July 26, 2021
This season has made us all a little more aware of some of the issues that can arise in the church. In this episode we delve into Bystander Theory and how it impacts all of us. We even discuss how to be advocates for change when facing wrongdoing. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 08 | Straddling the Line

July 19, 2021
Families are important. They look out for one another and are vital in value formation. God’s family is the same. In this episode, we unpack the idea that we are all a part of a multi-ethnic family and learn about some helpful tools that can help us live into that calling. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 07 | A True Cultural Embrace

July 12, 2021
In past weeks we’ve observed that diversity is a vital part of God’s design. Today we explore what it truly means to embrace other cultures and how doing so brings glory to God. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 06 | Heart Your ’Hood

July 05, 2021
A good neighbor is indispensable. But what does it mean to love thy neighbor as thyself? Who qualifies as a neighbor? Are other people’s feelings my responsibility? If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 05 | Yo, Who You Talkin’ To? Part 2

June 28, 2021
Being a part of an in-group, it’s easy to forget what it feels like to be an outsider. This week’s conversation is a continuation of the last. Gerard and Janine unpack the use of language in welcoming people who are outsiders into the fold and how to actively participate in the ministry of reconciliation. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 04 | Yo, Who You Talkin’ To? Part 1

June 21, 2021
This week we continue our conversation on the power of language. We note that language isn’t limited to just what we say but also how we say it. Then, we observe how Christ uses various types of language to signal to his followers who he truly is. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 03 | What Not to Say

June 14, 2021
Words matter but sometimes we all put our foot in our mouth. This week’s conversation gets salty as we take a look at microaggressions, their negative impact on unity and how to use words to preserve relationships. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 02 | Why Diverse Friends Matter

June 14, 2021
In this episode we discuss how diversity is a part of God’s plan. We take a look at the story of Ruth and Naomi and realize that some of the most profound friendships come from unexpected circumstances. We also explore the value of diverse relationships in our own lives. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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Episode 01 | Unpacking

June 14, 2021
Welcome to The (Im)partial Church. In this episode we will meet the hosts of the podcast and get acquainted with God’s plan for humanity from the beginning. It turns out that diversity may not have been an accident. We’ll also examine how we all fit into that plan. If this conversation inspires further questions feel free to reach out to us at theimpartialchurch@lhm.org.

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