INTRODUCTION

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The Raceless Gospel Initiative is faith seeking understanding—without race. It is a didactic, multifaceted ministry of communication that decenters the sociopolitical construct of race and its progeny 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.

PODCAST

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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.

 

Starlette Thomas, your podcast pastor, is here to tell you that the doors of this church are open!

  • Season 3, Body Language, looks at the North American church’s body language, examining how we have mishandled and marginalized some of our members.
  • A special limited Advent 2021 series, reflected on faith, peace, joy and love, and considered the significance of Jesus’ birth for Mary then and for us today.
  • Bodywork, the theme of Season 2, addressed the damage that the church in North America has done to itself.
  • In Season 1, Thomas and her guests fleshed out that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics and everything in between and all that gets in between Christians.

MULTIMEDIA

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Request a Workshop / Presentation, Consultation or Preaching Opportunity

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.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TRGI ARTICLES BY STARLETTE THOMAS

How You Can Lose Your Faith in Church

How You Can Lose Your Faith in Church

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?

Can the Church Be Trusted to Handle Jesus?

Can the Church Be Trusted to Handle Jesus?

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.

Building Community Is Hard, But Essential Work

Building Community Is Hard, But Essential Work

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.

Churches Have a Faith Problem: Not Believing Women

Churches Have a Faith Problem: Not Believing Women

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.

White-Privileged Ignore Back-Crushing Stance

White-Privileged Ignore Back-Crushing Stance

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.