DL Mayfield: Who Will Be a Witness?

September 16, 2020 00:28:20
DL Mayfield: Who Will Be a Witness?
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DL Mayfield: Who Will Be a Witness?
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Show Notes

As a special bonus for our listeners, we have created a series to commemorate Inverse Podcast co-host Dr Drew Hart's brand new book *Who Will Be a Witness: Igniting Activism For God's Justice, Love and Deliverance.* In these additional episodes we will interview friends and co-workers to discuss chapter by chapter Drew's new book. These conversations were recorded in community with friends from around the world as past of Inverse's ongoing work to create formation experiences that deepen our witness to God's justice, love and deliverance. *Who Will Be a Witness* offers a vision for communities of faith to organize for deliverance and justice in their neighborhoods, states, and nation as an essential part of living out the call of Jesus. Drew provides incisive insights into Scripture and history, along with illuminating personal stories, to help us identify how the witness of the church has become mangled by Christendom, white supremacy, and religious nationalism. He provides a wide range of options for congregations seeking to give witness to Jesus' ethic of love for and solidarity with the vulnerable. At a time when many feel disillusioned and distressed, Drew calls the church to action, offering a way forward that is deeply rooted in the life and witness of Jesus. Drew's testimony is powerful, personal, and profound, serving as a compass that points the church to the future and offers us a path toward meaningful social change and a more faithful witness to the way of Jesus. (Buy Drew's new book [here](http://https://www.amazon.com/Who-Will-Be-Witness-Deliverance/dp/1513806580/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=who+will+be+a+witness&qid=1599640684&s=books&sr=1-1).) This first conversation discusses Chapter One of Who Will Be a Witness with activist and author, D.L Mayfield D. L. Mayfield lives and writes on the outskirts of Portland, Oregan with her husband and two small children. Her first book of essays, *Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith* was released by HarperOne in 2016. Her second book, *The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power* was released in April 2020. Her writing has appeared in a variety of places, including *McSweeneys, Christianity Today, Sojourners, The Washington Post, Image Journal, Vox, and The Rumpus*, among many others. She has been very active in the BLM protests in Portland. Her previous conversation entitled The Bad News of Jesus (and Covid 19) on the Inverse Podcast can be found [here](http://https://inverse.podiant.co/e/d-l-mayfield-the-bad-news-of-jesus-and-covid-19-385ff9a08d8eb8/). Follow D.L. Mayfield on [Twitter](http://https://twitter.com/d_l_mayfield) and [Instagram](http://https://www.instagram.com/d_l_mayfield/) @d_l_mayfield Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram](http://http://instagram.com/druhart) and [Twitter](http://https://twitter.com/druhart) @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram](http://https://www.instagram.com/jarrodmckenna) and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna Song: *We Fly Free* by Julie Kerr

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