The Word Is Resistance: A Podcast for the Revolution

"The Bible is not the victory handbook of the Empire, but the outcry and deeply human wrestlings of the oppressed."

-- Rev. Anne Dunlap

What do our sacred texts have to teach us about living, surviving, even thriving, in the context of empire, tyranny, violence, repression - the times in which we are living today?  What do they have to teach us, as white folks, about our role in resistance, in showing up, in liberation?  They teach us this:

Our traditions were made for these times. They come from these times. We have resources in our texts, our practices, to help us right now. We can reclaim our stories and re-tell them to nourish our resistance against white supremacy and our work for collective liberation.

Join Rev. Anne Dunlap, UCC pastor and SURJ Faith Organizer, and our team of podcasters as we explore the Christian lectionary for tools of resistance, with a weekly call to action that connects sacred texts to sacred moments of resistance. Jewish folks might check out "Torah For The Resistance" at JewSchool.

We also want to lift up some podcasts and resources we love by people of color.  Check out:

With immense thanks to all our teachers, and to Zahara Zahav for the brilliant name for this series!

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Episode 37:  Making Bethlehem Real

Transcript for Episode 37 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRDec172017

Episode 36:  Fear and Trembling

Transcript for Episode 36 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRDec32017

Episode 35:  Special:  Thanksgiving? Thankstaking?

Transcript for Episode 35 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRNov262017

Episode 34: Called In To Fight

Transcript for Episode 34 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRNov192017

Episode 33:  The Song of the Divine Feminine

Transcript for Episode 33 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRNov122017

Episode 32:  Deacons to a Movement

Transcript for Episode 32 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRNov52017

Episode 31:  Join The Conversation

Transcript for Episode 31 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIROct292017

Episode 30:  Say Unto Caesar:  Whiteness is Not God

Transcript for Episode 30 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIROct222017

Episode 29:  Freedom and the Golden Calf

Transcript for Episode 29 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIROct152017

Episode 28:  The Supposedly Wicked Tenants

Transcript for Episode 28 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIROct82017

Episode 27:  The Meat Pots of White Supremacy

Transcript for Episode 27 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRSept242017

Episode 26:  Healing The Diseased Imagination

Transcript for Episode 26 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRSept172017

Episode 25:  The Persistence of Our Resistance

https://soundcloud.com/thewordisresistance/twir-91017-the-persistence-of-our-resistance

Transcript for Episode 25 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRSept1017

Episode 24: We Are All Going To Die

Transcript for Episode 24 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRSept32017

Episode 23:  Identity and Authority

Transcript for Episode 23 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRAug272017

Episode 22:  Jesus and the Performance of Wokeness

Transcript for Episode 22 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRAug202017

Episode 21: On Fear and Walking on Water

Transcript for Episode 21 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRAug132017

Episode 20:  Wrestling A Blessing

Transcript for Episode 20 can be found at this link:  http://bit.ly/TWIRAug62017

Episode 19: What's More Than a Conqueror?

Transcript for Episode 19 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJuly302017

Episode 18: Fighting With Jesus

Transcript for Episode 18 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJuly232017

Episode 17: Dirt Wisdom

Transcript for Episode 17 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJuly162017

Episode 16: A Weight We Don't Understand

https://soundcloud.com/thewordisresistance/twir-62817-a-weight-we-dont-understand

Transcript for Episode 16 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJuly22017

Episode 15: Stay Losing

Transcript for Episode 15 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJune252017

Episode 14: Freedom to Risk

Transcript for Episode 14 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJune182017

Episode 13: Love Trumps Doctrine - Resisting Trinity Sunday

Transcript for Episode 13 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJune112017

Episode 12: Pentecost

Transcript for Episode 12 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJune42017

Episode 11: There Is a River - For Dr. Vincent Harding

https://soundcloud.com/thewordisresistance/twir-51917-there-is-a-river-for-dr-vincent-harding

Transcript for Episode 11 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRMay192017

Episode 10: Peter's Betrayal - Shepherd or Thief

Transcript for Episode 10 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRMay72017

Episode 9: Holy Week - Killing White Jesus

https://soundcloud.com/thewordisresistance/41017-holy-week-killing-white-jesus

Transcript for Episode 9 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRApril102017

Episode 8: Palm Sunday - Why Do We Tell This Story?

Transcript for Episode 8 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRApril92017

Episode 7: Romans and the Wages of Whiteness

Transcript for Episode 7 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRMarch262017

Episode 6: Resisting Anti-Judaism in John

Transcript for Episode 6 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRMarch122017

Episode 5: Ash Wednesday - Give Up Whiteness for Lent

https://soundcloud.com/thewordisresistance/3117-ash-wednesday-give-up-whiteness-for-lent

Transcript for Episode 5 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRMarch12017

Episode 4: Transfiguring Sanctuary

Transcript for Episode 4 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRFeb262017

Episode 3: Resisting the Story of Conquest

Transcript for Episode 3 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRFeb122017

As mentioned in this week's episode, here are a few of the links you can use to support work on the ground at Standing Rock:

Episode 2: Accountable Foolishness

Transcript for Episode 2 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJan292017

Episode 1: #ReclaimMLK

Transcript for Episode 1 can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/TWIRJan152017

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Unless otherwise stated, scripture quotations for the Christian podcast are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Revised Common Lectionary, Copyright © 1992 Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.

"We Are Building Up a New Word," tune public domain, lyrics by Dr. Vincent Harding, used with permission of the Freeney-Harding family.  Sung at NoEnemies movement choir practice, Denver, CO, December 7, 2014.

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