Love Thy Neighborhood

Episode #1: Where the Gospel Meets Racial Reconciliation

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Synopsis: Christians say they hate racism but what happens when a white pastor preaches to his white congregation about it? A story of how racial reconciliation is turning one church upside down.


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This episode was produced and mixed by Rachel Szabo. This episode was written by Rachel Szabo with Jesse Eubanks and Kevin Jones.

Additional engineering from Tabitha Mead.

Senior Production by Jesse Eubanks.

Hosted by Jesse Eubanks and Dr. Kevin Jones.

Soundtrack music from Lee Rosevere and Wooden Axle.

Thank you to our interviewees: Mike Cosper, Casey Hamm, Rachel Hamm, Ashley Jackson and Jamaal Williams.

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Check out more sermons from Jamaal Williams at

Additional resources:

Race & Reconciliation Reading List

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention: Diverse African American and White Perspectives by Kevin Jones & Jarvis J Williams

Sermon: Jesus, Race and the Wall of Hostility by Mike Cosper

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  1. I, co-facilitate and participate in conversations on race in Springfield, IL, although not permitted to do so where I have worshiped for over ten years. I am not a native of Springfield, but have learned that this city is considered by many, both Black and White, to be very racist. This is the city where I had my first known, and since then, repeated, experiences of outright racism. My story, is very similar to the story told in your 1-17-17, episode. I know it is God’s plan that I am planted in this city, planted in a predominantly white congregation, and serving under a lead pastor who since 2008, has refused to talk with me about race. The pain is great and would be absolutely unbearable if were not for the grace of God.

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