Make sure to grab your notebook for this one. Lisa Sharon Harper joins guest host Genelle Aldred to explore power dynamics in storytelling. In her 3 part episode, Lisa shares her perspective of the role story plays in maintaining hierarchies and her experience of bridge building by using narrative as her main tool. Weaving in her personal experiences from Ferguson to Brazil, Lisa unpacks for us how we can truly change the world by changing how we relate to one another in the world.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Lisa’s books as well, including Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat (The New Press, 2008); Left Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (Elevate, 2011); Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014); and the critically acclaimed, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right (Waterbrook, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016). The Very Good Gospel, recognized as the “2016 Book of the Year” by Englewood Review of Books, explores God’s intent for the wholeness of all relationships in light of today’s headlines.