In Chicago last night, I had the privilege of sitting in a panel discussion with three incredible Christian leaders: Deborah Jian Lee, the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism; Alicia Crosby, the co-director of the Center for Inclusivity; and Jarell Wilson, a queer United Methodist pastor who is a church plant intern at Chicago’s Urban Village Church. Our conversation was moderated by Pierre Keys, the social justice director at CityPoint Community Church.
We had a beautiful conversation that covered a number of topics like sex, white supremacy, ecumenism, and atonement theology. Each of us had a different vantage point for answering what has made modern Christianity toxic and how it can be detoxified. Deborah Jian Lee had a friend record the panel conversation on her cellphone and post it to her Facebook Live feed so you can watch it below.