The first season of The Unfinished Church explores humility, implicit bias, building right relationships, compassionate listening and more as the bishops talk with activists, authors, preachers and teachers about what it means to do the work of antiracism. Our guests are well-known thought leaders putting their faith into action for a better world. Listen in.
with Nadia Bolz-Weber
The bishops engage this mold-breaking author and theologian in a brave and authentic conversation about responding to cultural differences with humility, grace and fearlessness.
Examining Our Perceptions,
with Eboo Patel
The founder and president of Interfaith America joins the bishops in examining the dangers of projecting one’s values onto others and the sacred work of building intercultural relationships.
Choosing a Path Forward,
with Opal Lee
The “Grandmother of Juneteenth” shares her wisdom with the bishops about how God prepares, redeems and restores us to be the people we were created to be and how we can create communities of dignity and hope.
with Fred Shaw
A Shawnee descendant storyteller who serves on the United Methodist Native American Comprehensive Plan shares insights with the bishops about embracing the gifts and perspectives of indigenous peoples and building transformative relationships.
Listening for Understanding,
with Brian McLaren
This best-selling author and theologian joins the bishops in a conversation about choosing curiosity of certainty, fostering a climate for seeing and telling hard truths and nurturing the gifts that can create deep and genuine friendships.
Growing in Cultural Humility,
with Willie Jennings
This Yale professor, poet and prophet joins with the bishops in exploring the idea of decentering whiteness and how a posture of justice, mercy and humility compels us to dismantle systems of oppression so that all may be free.