SEASON 2, EPISODE 9: Learning To Listen – Atheism, Grief, and Being Black in America/The Church

Episode Summary

Church conversations around atheism are complicated enough. Add in being black in the American church, and going through the most unimaginable loss and pain you can imagine in life, and you have the holy trifecta of church awkwardness and discomfort. The church doesn’t always have good answers to tough questions, but in the midst of all this, our guest today stands strong and has a vision for a brighter future. He has hope, but not necessarily centered where you might assume.

Join us as we chat with Robert Monson about moving from atheism to faith, liberation theology and being black in America, and how the tragic loss of his two young boys changed his life forever. Listen up!

Episode Notes

You can find Robert Monson on Twitter. Just don’t get out of line because he is NOT afraid to use the block button (listen to the episode for context).

Listen to Robert’s podcast here: Where Is The Lie: The Podcast for the Petty and the Pious

Listen to his other podcast here: The Hive

Check out Sub:Culture Incorporated and donate if you believe in the work Robert and his team are doing. 

You can find the books we discussed by James Cone at the following links:
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
My Soul Looks Back

Other books we discussed:
The Shack
A Grief Observed

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