Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 319: America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics with Author Joel Edward Goza


Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 319: America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics with Author Joel Edward Goza


After receiving degrees from Wheaton College and Duke University, Joel Edward Goza joined the staff at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Houston’s 5th Ward. For 10 years, Joel focused on issues of faith, race, politics and urban research. He provided leadership in urban redevelopment, immigration and educational reform initiatives, developed the Healing the Brokenness Conference that brought Christian leaders together across racial, economic and denominational lines with leading scholars, and facilitated partnerships between the 5th Ward and leading research universities. Joel has also served as a Visiting Scholar on Race, Religion, and Politics for the Center for Faith and Culture at St. Thomas University and at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. 

Joel also wrote America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics which received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly. Today, Joel continues to write and work from the 5th Ward. He is a Contributing Writer for The North Star and his work has been featured in The Houston Chronicle, and Salon. When not working, Joel spends his time pestering his wife Sarah, daughter Naomi, and son Samuel Roger. 

GET THE BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Unholy-Ghosts-Racist-Politics-ebook/dp/B07RDMQ93H/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=America%27s+Unholy+Ghosts%3A+The+Racist+Roots+of+Our+Faith+and+Politics+%5BBook%5D&qid=1558101267&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull


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Rick Lee James worship leader, a singer and songwriter, preacher, author, and Podcast host with over 15 years of experience in ministry. As host of the Voices In My Head Podcast Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brett Mccracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Michael Card, Walter Brueggemann and many more. In 2013 Rick released his first Live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. In 2014 Rick released a book to accompany the album called, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been used as a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick also was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, edited by Jay Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward. Rick has also been a contributing writer for Worship Leader Magazine and has had a number of songs published by Lifeway Worship. Rick’s new album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’ will release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). All songs on the record are being published through Lifeway Worship and are written, co-written, or arranged by Rick.