What is Systemic Bias & Racism? [FREE Webinar]

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Featuring Professor George Yancey, Efrem Smith, and Peyton Jones

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A Conversation About Race, Unity, and the Church

Thursday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Candid Conversations
An Online, Interactive, Weekly Show on Racial Tensions
Episode 6 — What is Systemic Bias and Racism?
This webinar will feature a special message from George Yancey, Professor of Sociology at the Baylor University, followed by a live discussion between Efrem Smith and Peyton Jones about systemic bias and racism.
 
“If we believe in justice on this Earth,” asks Professor Yancey, “And we have systems in place that make it difficult for people of color to get justice, what are we as Christians going to do about it?”
 
Dr. George Yancey is a Professor of Sociology at the Baylor University. He has published several research articles on the topics of institutional racial diversity, racial identity, academic bias, progressive Christians and anti-Christian hostility. 
 
You will have the opportunity to submit your questions to Efrem Smith and Peyton Jones during our live, interactive conversation.

Featured Guest

George Yancey

Professor of Sociology at Baylor University

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Featured Guest

George Yancey

Dr. George Yancey is a Professor of Sociology at the Baylor University. He has published several research articles on the topics of institutional racial diversity, racial identity, academic bias, progressive Christians and anti-Christian hostility.

His books include "Compromising Scholarship" (Baylor University Press) a book that explores religious and political biases in academia, "What Motivates Cultural Progressives" (Baylor University Press) a book that examines activists who oppose the Christian Right, "There is no God" (Rowman and Littlefield) a book that investigates atheism in the United States, and "So Many Christians, So Few Lions" (Rowman and Littlefield) a book that assess Christianophobia in the United States.

Hosts

EFREM SMITH

Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and community development. Efrem is the former president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He is the current co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church, Midtown. He’s the author of several books, including his latest, Killing Us Softly.

Efrem is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He’s currently a doctoral student in Church Leadership at Fuller Seminary.

Grant Skeldon

In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, lazy, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network with the goal to unite and train young leaders to be Christ loving, city changing, church investing, disciple making local missionaries. Initiative has united and accelerated some of the most diverse and dynamic next gen leaders from across the country to collaboratively transform their cities together.

Grant has written for Relevant, ChurchLeaders, The Gospel Coalition, and his new book on millennials, The Passion Generation has helped thousands of pastors and parents who are trying to reach, raise, and retain the next generation. Grant serves on the board of Catalyst, as well as an associate for Leadership Network and Exponential.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson is a Kingdom entrepreneur. He spends the majority of his time starting and working with organizations committed to Kingdom impact and multiplication. Todd is a co-founder of Exponential and currently serves as President and CEO, providing vision and strategic direction to the organization. Todd lives in Manassas, Virginia, with his wife, Anna. They have two sons and two beautiful daughters-in-law: Ben (married to Therese) and Chris (married to Mariah).

Peyton Jones

Peyton Jones is a serial church planter, author, speaker, outreach consultant, and founder of New Breed Church Planting.

Peyton served as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, and interim pastor of the mega church Refuge Huntington Beach that has served as his sending church since 1999 when he embarked on a 12-year mission to Wales, UK. Originally serving as the Evangelist at Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s historic Sandfields church, Peyton served as the both the interim pastor, and helped them plant their first church. From there, he engaged in a replant of a Baptist congregation in West Wales, which grew and led to Peyton planting a collegiate church. He also planted a church out of a Starbucks which multiplied to three churches, and a church in urban Long Beach, CA, that planted two other churches.

In both the UK and USA, Peyton formed the New Breed Network, a small network that specializes planting in hard places utilizing 1st century principles. Peyton also co-founded Church Planter Magazine, the Church Planter Podcast, the Hardcore Church planting podcast, and the Ministry Ninja Podcast. His books include Church Zero 2013, Reaching The Unreached 2017, and an unpublished church planting textbook 2021, and he developed CityWide to train planters in collaborative church planting teams wired for multiplication.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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