I love this podcast so much and I love all of the discussion topics. Kerri and Shane are so awesome.
Talking about issues around race can be uncomfortable, it can also be difficult to find a place to start. That's where On Ramp comes in. On Ramp is your starting point in learning more about race, racism, and reconciliation, and it's all through the lens of Christian spirituality.
As a biracial congregant at a predominantly white, evangelical church in Alabama, hearing this series of conversations has been overwhelmingly refreshing.
More than anything, the posture of listening first, followed by a heart to reflect the love of God without compromising Truth is very clear.
Thank you for taking stance of not seeking to “shame the oppressor,” and having honest conversations.
I’m only finished with season 1, but I hope there is a season 3 or other avenues for your conversations to accessed by us listeners.
I enjoyed the first “season”. These latest episodes were recorded in the summer so the examples and problems they discuss are dated. Its become more like Rerun Ramp.
Great step into door of seeking compassion and understanding in a world of diversity. Love it
The breadth of topics was helpful in bringing perspective to such a complex discussion.
As a young pastor and the white father to two children of color, this podcast was extremely helpful and timely. The hosts are somehow able to breath clarity and thoughtfulness into an emotionally charged and complex issue. The episodes are brief, accessible, engaging, and practical, which is helpful for anyone who is relatively new to the conversation. The tone is gracious, informative, and even personal at times. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone (Christian or not) interested in an introduction to the race-in-America conversation.
Incredibly thoughtful, much-needed dialogue for the Church.
As a white male, I didn't know how much I needed to hear this. I'm so grateful I stumbled across this podcast. It's opened my vocabulary, challenged my thinking, and forced me to approach situations differently.
I don't usually write reviews, but felt compelled this time to express how much I enjoy your podcast! You discuss issues from a very open perspective that causes the listener to be introspective instead of feeling judged. Thank you!
This is awesome!!! I found this through a link on the FB page of "Be the Bridge", and definitely plan to use these podcasts as homework to set up discussions within a small group my husband and I just started at our all-white church. It really articulates and confirms the direction that God has been moving us, and how to approach these topics, within that group.
Exactly what the title describes - an easy, non-threatening "on-ramp" to the uncomfortable discussion of race in modern America. Intended for, and spoken through the lens of, Christians, but could also be helpful for non-Christians who aren't threatened by this. Easily-digestible, topic and time-wise; very much in "layman's" terms. Great rapport and humble authenticity from both hosts - they are just serious, and just funny enough, and pleasant to listen to. I can even see myself approaching my older, white, Southern parents to listen to these. Thanks so much, Kerry and Shane!
A thoughtful review of issues around race. Can one be gentle and cut to the chase at the same time? They've figured it out. Well worth a download and listen.
As a woman of color who loves Jesus I am so excited to see the intersection of my identity and values represented, talked about, and valued. I am so excited to follow y'all and engage in the conversations you begin. Please be encouraged that there is a need and a desire for this podcast not just for people like me, but for the Kingdom of God to be glorified here on earth. So thankful for your hearts for justice!
Such a great discussion. I love how I never sense any judgement from them but just an openness and desire to further conversation in truth & love. I'm looking forward to more!
Excited about this project!
looking forward to listening to all 10 episodes
Appreciate you guys taking time to lay ground work before diving into issues. Look forward to more!