Podcast Episodes

Podcast episodes taking racial struggles to the throne of grace, United? We Pray is a ministry devoted to praying about racial strife—especially between Christians.

Ethnic Sins with Shai Linne

Ethnic Sins with Shai Linne

Shai Linne joins us again today to talk about his section in The New Reformation (Moody, 2020) in which he outlines various ethnic sins which commonly fall under the heading “racism.” By differentiating these kinds of sins, Shai gives us tools to deal with them from Scripture and lowers the temperature of the conversation by removing a label that almost no one can see themselves wearing. While none of us think of ourselves as racist, all of us have been guilty of some kind of ethnic sin in the past. We hope this conversation helps you to think, talk, and pray more specifically.

read more
The Evangelical Imagination with Karen Swallow Prior

The Evangelical Imagination with Karen Swallow Prior

It was an honor to be joined by Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, author of the new book The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, & Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis. Dr. Prior has keen insight into the role our imaginations play in creating assumptions about...

read more
Studying History with Matt Hall

Studying History with Matt Hall

Isaac and Austin sit down with Dr. Matt Hall, who is the Provost at BIOLA in California. We discuss his interest in history. There are good and bad ways to study history, so we talk about pitfalls to avoid and how we can make sure we're being as honest as possible. We...

read more
Does Jew & Gentile equal Black & White?

Does Jew & Gentile equal Black & White?

How does the Biblical concept of ethnicity relate to our modern conceptions of race? Does Jew and Gentile equal Black & White? Shai Linne is back to take us through Scripture to show how God's promise to Abraham for a multi-ethnic family is central to the gospel...

read more
Talking to Kids about Race

Talking to Kids about Race

Talking with kids about race is hard but important work. Shai Linne is back with us to share his own childhood experience, as well as advice for talking with kids about race. We want to be proactive in teaching our children that they are made in the image of God, and they are valuable and beautiful. We also want to prepare them for this fallen world and equip them to love the many different types of people God has created. We hope you are encouraged and hope you join us in praying for wisdom.

read more
Diversity is Hard with Shai Linne

Diversity is Hard with Shai Linne

Shai is back with us for a conversation about ethnic diversity. Diversity is hard. Many of us can love the idea of an ethnically diverse church, for example, but be disappointed when the reality is much more difficult than we expected. We talk through reasons it can be so hard and share personal experiences that illustrate the point. This episode feels a little heavier than most, but even in the difficulty, we trust that the Lord is still working.

read more
Take up and Read with Shai Linne

Take up and Read with Shai Linne

Shai is back for the second episode in this series. We are talking books! Both Shai and Austin are avid readers, so they go back and forth with book recommendations across multiple categories. Discussed are books to shape our minds, books we think every Christian...

read more
Corporate Worship with Shai Linne

Corporate Worship with Shai Linne

Grace and peace, friends. Isaac is out on paternity leave, so for the next six weeks, we will be joined by guest co-host Shai Linne. Shai is an author, musician, theologian, and friend. In this episode, we talk about how complicated multi-ethnic corporate worship can...

read more
Q&A with Matt Martens | PART 3 OF 3

Q&A with Matt Martens | PART 3 OF 3

For the third and final episode in this series, Matt Martens fields questions from our audience after his talk on criminal justice reform. He covers topics varying from criminal justice procedure, Christian ethics, history, and theology. We would encourage you to...

read more

Stay Connected