Thoroughly Equipped with Melissa Lex ⭐️

Hosted ByMelissa Lex

A podcast designed for women comparing the popular American Evangelical Women's Ministry books, videos, podcast, etc. to Scripture with the intent to show how Scripture thoroughly equips them for every good work (2Tim. 3:16-17).

Training Christians to Divide: White Fragility

Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 37

Be the Bridge Ministry has it’s white bridge builders start with teaching them about their whiteness; hoping to help them learn humility and grow in racial righteousness. The Be The Bridge 101 Guide: Foundational Principals Every White Bridge Builder Needs to Know helps gives white people 4 steps to addressing their whiteness; White Identity, White Privilege, White Fragility, and White Supremacy.

We have addressed the first 2 in the last episode and are going to talk about the 3 foundational principle in this one: White Fragility. We will ask questions about white fragility to help us see what’s behind the idea.

Topics Include:

  • What is white fragility?
  • What spurs it on?
  • What cultural ideas ignite white fragility in white people? Are they ideas worth being challenged and cast aside?
  • What are the presuppositions behind white fragility?
  • Is teaching white people to over come white fragility a good or bad thing? Does overcoming it, as we are instructed in Be The Bridge 101, actually bring unity to God’s people?
  • White fragility and real racism
  • How do we as Christians REALLY become humble and fight ethnic hatred and false bias?

May this episode bless you and bring glory to God!

Resources in this episode:

Be The Bridge Podcast Episodes used in opening clip:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7l54bWoy6lLOkLHybM1wyz

https://bethebridge.com/episode-22-how-bridge-building-is-exported-through-training-part-2-with-mariah-humphries-gina-fimbel-and-sean-watkins-2/

https://bethebridge.com/episode-26-leading-a-be-the-bridge-group-with-andrea-middleton-margo-yoder/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVddM1hzmvI&t=780s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRCdUsJRxoM

Selfwire: White Fragility is an Evil and Irrational Concept

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C1_KCEMpeU

Kootenai Church Coference: Progressive Christianity & the Church

https://kootenaichurch.org/conferences/twenty22/progressive-christianity-and-the-church/

Got Questions on the Parable of the Talents:

https://www.gotquestions.org/parable-talents.html⁠

Other Resources:

https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/white-fragility-with-chris-hohnholz/

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Striving for Eternity⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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