In today’s episode Heather sits down with Karen González for part two of our four-part pod-class titled “Who Is My Neighbor?” If you’re joining us fresh, make sure to catch last week’s episode where we opened the series with Native American Bible translator Terry Wildman. This week, Karen challenges us to question our positionality as we engage with the stories we love in Scripture. “We will discover that we’re not Joseph; we’re Egypt.”
Heather also chats with our favorite social media expert, Brady Shearer, for this week’s Social Toolkit. Brady explains why he believes social media is not just a tool for ministry; it is ministry.
Karen González is the author of The God Who Sees. She is a speaker, writer, storyteller, and immigrant advocate, who herself immigrated from Guatemala as a child. Karen is a former public-school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 13 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for an organization based in Baltimore, MD, that serves refugees and other immigrants. Her latest book is called Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in our Christian Response to Immigration.
Heather Thompson Day is an associate professor of communication at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is the author of eight books, including I’ll See You Tomorrow and It’s Not Your Turn. Reach out to Heather on Twitter @HeatherTDay and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday.
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