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:

White Fragility with Chris Hohnholz

 

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