The news regularly highlights institutional and individual acts of racism. But these reports don’t only reveal the persistence of racism but a shallow understanding of it. Unearthing the pillars of implicit bias and socialization increases the likelihood of navigating conversations about racism successfully. In this interactive talk Ryan Saville develops a biblical theology of socialization and implicit bias. Examining what happens when we neither see nor acknowledge it and how does the Bible help us to undo our implicit bias?
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How does context affect how we read the Bible and formulate our theology? How do we reject the “single story narrative” of colonial theology without abandoning a belief in objective truth? Is decolonization something to be feared or could it be a gift to the church aiding us in learning communal interpretation to better and more faithfully interpret Scripture in ways that value both Scripture and context.
Hosted By: TGIF Cresta
Time: 6:15 am for 6:30 am, ending 7:30 am
Venue: Seattle Coffee Company, Cresta Shopping Centre (upper level)
The Story of our Church is one of our experiential learning events which engage the participants in the process of transformative learning through experience and reflection. You can read more about our different experiential learning options here. The Story of the Church is a pilgrimage through the Cape Town CBD, visiting historic sites of injustice…