The Raceless Gospel Initiative
The Raceless Gospel Initiative is faith seeking understanding—without race. It is a didactic, multifaceted ministry that decenters the sociopolitical construct of race and its progeny through resourceful teaching and relevant preaching, prophetic witness, courageous conversations, experiential learning, community building, soul-bearing writing and publication for the sake of Jesus’ gospel and in hopes of practicing an inclusive hospitality for a raceless “kin-dom” of God to come.
The initiative seeks to ultimately undermine the credibility of the sociopolitical construct of race in all Christian communications and in all Christian communities so that Jesus followers can live more deeply into their baptismal identity
Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel.” In this ongoing conversation, Word meets Flesh. Thomas and guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics.
This is Starlette Thomas, your podcast pastor, here to tell you that the doors of this church are open! In Season 1 of the Raceless Gospel podcast, me and my guests fleshed out that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics and everything in between and all that gets in between Christians. Bodywork, the theme of Season 2, addresses the damage that the church in North America has done to itself. Known for its finger-pointing, it is an invitation for us to take a long hard look at “Christ’s hands and feet.” No sweaty hands or cold feet, it’s an embodied conversation that is calling for a complete overhaul from the inside out. Not one part of the body, this body of believers needs work. Bodywork. It’s Season 2 of “The Raceless Gospel” podcast from Good Faith Media.
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Starlette Thomas, director of The Raceless Gospel Initiative, is available to lead workshops, presentations or consultations for houses of faith and other organizations related to the Raceless Gospel. She is also available for preaching opportunities. To begin a conversation with Starlette, please complete the form below.
ARTICLES BY STARLETTE THOMAS
Too often the church in North America has ignored or covered up its abuses and misdeeds. What is the point of baptism if we simply rinse and repeat?
A growing number of Christians are asking hard questions of the church as they consider its misguided, unjust and toxic elements. We have much deconstruction left to do before rebuilding can start.
A new school year is upon us, even as COVID-19 continues to plague us due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Building community is difficult, but vital work to model a better way for future generations.
Repeat a lie long, and often, enough and people will believe it’s true. Some men in the church have been doing this since Christianity began, refusing to believe women are truth-tellers and gospel-proclaimers. It’s past time for this to change.
From church business meetings to political forums, if you look closely, you’ll see the true, often insidious, motives behind flowery words. It is all about power, control and self-interest.
While we have a couple of space-happy billionaires shelling out their concentrated wealth to fly high, so many who are privileged are flying blind, unaware of the crushing weight they put on the backs of those they stand on.