Randy Smoot is a probation officer in the Clark County Juvenile Court.
Brandon Sipes is program coordinator for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
Prompted by the police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, on this episode of Voices In My Head we discuss the problems of racism in America, both explicit and subtle. We talk about things like white privilege, racial fatigue, racial violence, being a parent of black children in America, an imbalance of power and more.
Our hope is that conversations like these will happen more and more. Racism will not just go away by pretending it isn’t there or hoping it disappears. We are all guilty of prejudice and often by being silent we make the problem worse. This is our attempt at not being silent. We must not allow our fear of saying the wrong thing keep us from having the conversation.
This week week Brandon Sipes of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries joins the show again to talk to us about his recent trip to Croatia and his work with refugees there. He also shares practical ways that we can help displaced families all over the world. An important episode with a good friend.
I had a wonderful conversation today with Christian singer and author Michael Card. Michael has written over nineteen #1 songs and is releasing a new album and book on the gospel of Mark next month. Tune in to Voices In My Head podcast #8 next week to hear all about it.
Podcast #7 is currently playing, featuring my good friend Brandon Sipes. Brandon, aside from being a fantastic drummer, is doing amazing work in the field of Reconciliation in places like Israel, Germany, and even here in the United States.