Prophetic Resistance Podcast

Welcome to the Prophetic Resistance podcast hosted by Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews. Grounded in our diverse faith traditions, we are exploring what it means to embody love in the face of fear, to show up like hope in seasons of despair, to stand ready to be light in the darkness and water in a parched land. In each episode, we are learning from the stories, traditions, and wisdom of our beloved community of freedom-fighters, justice-seekers, and faith leaders. And together, we are investigating how – in this moment – leaders of faith and moral courage can cultivate prophetic resistance rooted in revolutionary love.
August 23, 2017

Episode 15: Onleilove Alston

Onleilove Alston is the executive director of Faith in New York and the founder of Prophetic Whirlwind: The Black Biblical Destiny. We traveled to New York City to talk with her about a prophetic response to Charlotte, honoring sabbath and a vision to move people of faith and moral …

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August 9, 2017

Episode 14: Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

Today’s episode is dedicated to the legacy of Michael Brown, who died three years ago at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.  Through stories from past guests and personal reflections, the Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews recalls the movement that was sparked by Mi …

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July 12, 2017

Episode 13: Sister Tracey Horan

Sister Tracey Horan is a novice religious sister with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and a first year community organizer with Indianapolis Congregation Action Network. We traveled to Indiana to talk with her about Pope Francis, holy disruption and answerin …

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June 28, 2017

Episode 12: Dr. Leah Gunning Francis

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis is the author of the book “Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community” and the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Christian Theological Seminary. We traveled to Indiana to talk with her about th …

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June 14, 2017

Episode 11: Mark Charles

In late February, Prophetic Resistance Podcast traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Mark Charles, a Navajo Christian activist, minister …

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May 31, 2017

Episode 10: Valarie Kaur

We traveled to Los Angeles, California to march for immigrant rights alongside Valarie Kaur, who leads the Revolutionary Love Project. We …

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May 16, 2017

Episode 9: Rev. Jin S. Kim

Rev. Jin S. Kim is the founding pastor of Church of All Nations and co-founder of Underground Seminary. We traveled to Minneapolis, MN in late January to talk with him about what it means to resist the logic and impulse of empire, why we should consider grief as an expression of resistance and what …

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May 6, 2017

Episode 8: Rabbi Sharon Brous

The Prophetic Resistance Podcast caught up with Rabbi Sharon Brous in Sedona, Arizona. Rabbi Brous is the founding rabbi of IKAR in L …

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April 18, 2017

Episode 7: Rev. Ben McBride

In early February 2017, we caught up with Rev. Ben McBride in Oakland, California to talk about why clergy need lifelong formation, how …

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April 18, 2017

Episode 6: Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould

The Prophetic Resistance Podcast traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to meet up with Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould. We talked about th …

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