All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Interview with Corinne Bergmann and Rebekah McLendon (Ep 60)


The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore!

In this Episode:

Interview with Corinne Bergmann and Rebekah McLendon, two leaders in Circle of Hope, on Andre Henry’s book All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep. Corinne, Rebekah, and Jonny discuss how the book has impacted them and how they see it relating to Circle of Hope. They explore ideas such as what it means to break up with white Jesus, seeing black rage as a gift, and complicity among white people who call themselves anti-racist. At the end, our guests consider similarities between stories that Andre shared and our community, and what it means to honor those who have left because we were white friends they couldn’t keep. As always, Spiritual Show and Tell to end the episode: a tattoo inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit, the beach, and windchimes.


Spiritual Show and Tell:

Music of the Spheres chimes
How Can I Keep From Singing – Audrey Assad

About this Podcast

Resist and Restore is a podcast by Circle of Hope. We’re extending the table of our dialogue! Tune in bi-weekly as the Circle of Hope pastors—Rachel, Julie, and Jonny—sit down to dialogue about faith, God, Jesus, the spiritual life, and everything in between. Available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

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