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.

Meals from Mars with Ben Sciacca

Meals from Mars with Ben Sciacca

  Austin and Isaac are joined by Ben Sciacca, author of Meals From Mars, which is one of our favorite books. Ben has years of experience in inner-city ministry and has much wisdom to share about working for the right reasons, avoiding burnout, and the...

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Jerome Gay on African Heroes

Jerome Gay on African Heroes

Jerome Gay is pastor of Vision Church, Raleigh, and author of several books, including the forthcoming African Heroes: Discovering Our Christian Heritage (NavPress, 2023). Pastor Jerome joined us to talk about the common neglect of African contributions in our telling of Church history. His excellent new book is an attempt to help correct this error, and it’s written for children. Please join us in praying for wisdom and better telling of truth about our history. 

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James Eglinton on J.H. Bavinck’s Personality and Worldview

James Eglinton on J.H. Bavinck’s Personality and Worldview

Dr. James Eglinton joined us today to talk about his new English translation of J.H. Bavinck’s Personality and Worldview (Crossway, 2013). Dr. Eglinton is a leading Bavinck expert, and had much to teach us on the relationships between personality, worldview, and other concepts. He also gave insight on Bavinck’s concepts of race and racism, which was fascinating to consider. We hope you are encouraged.

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Single, Black, and on the Mission Field

Single, Black, and on the Mission Field

Austin is joined in the studio today by a missionary friend. We are unable to share her name because she works in a closed country. She is also single and black, which offers both challenges and opportunities as she relates to her coworkers on the field and those they...

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The Prayer of Faith

The Prayer of Faith

This special episode is an excerpt from a sermon that Isaac recently preached at Iron City Church, Birmingham. This sermon, The Prayer of Faith, from Mark Nine exposits teaching from Jesus on prayer, faith, doubt, and more. We hope it encourages you. This clip has...

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Don’t Go It Alone

Don’t Go It Alone

Austin and Isaac talk about the problems faced by bridge-builders. Bridge-builders concerned for ethnic unity face problems like apathy, resistance, disagreement, and loneliness. When faced with those problems, should we stay in our current settings or leave? Pray...

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HOW TO HEAL OUR RACIAL DIVIDE WITH DERWIN GRAY

HOW TO HEAL OUR RACIAL DIVIDE WITH DERWIN GRAY

Dr. Derwin Gray is pastor of Transformation Church in Indian Land, South Carolina (just outside of Charlotte). He joins Austin to discuss his new book How To Heal Our Racial Divide (Tyndale, 2022). Austin thinks this book is the most complete offering for Christians...

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MUSIC AT A MULTI-ETHNIC CHURCH WITH SALVADOR BLANCO

MUSIC AT A MULTI-ETHNIC CHURCH WITH SALVADOR BLANCO

Salvador Blanco joins Austin to talk about leading music in a multi-ethnic church. Music seems to be something that churches have historically fought about. We talk about why that is and how to think about worshipping together when we have different preferences....

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SECOND GENERATION LATINOS

SECOND GENERATION LATINOS

Salvador Blanco joins Austin to talk about what life is like in Alabama as a second generation Latino. Salvador believes that second generation Latinos are uniquely positioned to build bridges between their immigrant parents and majority-white Evangelical churches....

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EMPOWERING MINORITY LEADERSHIP WITH KAM PUGH

EMPOWERING MINORITY LEADERSHIP WITH KAM PUGH

Kam Pugh is a pastor at Iron City Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He joins Austin on the podcast to talk about ministry in a city with a troubled racial history. When Kam convinced Isaac to come to Birmingham, it wasn’t only to co-pastor, but to lead. Kam talks about...

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