Season 2 of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast, hosted by Starlette Thomas, will premiere on Sunday, July 18, on all streaming platforms.
Listeners can expect a new installment each Sunday, with eight new episodes total in the upcoming season.
The theme for season 2 is “Bodywork,” a term inspired by a familiar passage in 1 Corinthians 12:12-13. “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”
The host and “podcast pastor,” Thomas is an ordained Baptist minister and currently studies ecclesiology and the intersections of religion and politics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
She also recently joined the Good Faith Media staff as a full-time associate editor and director of The Raceless Gospel Initiative.
Season 2 will help launch this new chapter for Thomas and The Raceless Gospel Initiative.
While covering what has become known as the “taboo trinity” of race, religion and politics, Thomas dives even deeper into how the church has sabotaged itself with its habit of finger-pointing and casting judgment.
“Season 2 continues with an introspective look at the body of Christ in North America, examining his ‘hands and feet,’ and the damage we have done to the Christian faith,” said Thomas.
It is difficult to undergo such a task without the perspective and wisdom of others.
Continuing the structure of Season 1, Thomas speaks with a diverse and impressive list of guests to talk about bodywork, including Shane Claiborne, Jennifer Butler, Kristan Owens and TaNikka Shepphard.
The podcast is set up to feel like a worship service with music and Scripture incorporated into the conversation as well.
“What sets The Raceless Gospel podcast apart from other podcasts is its aim as well as its structure. This podcast talks about the taboo – race, religion and politics – and not in hushed tones. It is also set within a church service with the hope of normalizing these conversations among Christian believers,” said Thomas.
There is a lot of ground to cover in Season 2, but many hands make light work. Christians are encouraged to come together to form a more welcoming and inclusive church.
“Listeners can expect to learn about the breadth and depth of bodywork needed for the North American Church to be one, an answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17,” said Thomas.
Everyone is welcome to experience this new and exciting season of The Raceless Gospel podcast.
For more information about the podcast and to catch up on episodes from Season 1, click this link.