When two worlds, cultures, or concepts collide, what happens? Often, there’s a sense of conflict. But what if, instead of facing these collisions with conflict, we met them with a willingness to understand? In this episode of Where Ya From? Rasool Berry uncovers his own story of faith, culture, and identity with Where Ya From?’s audience. Listen as we discuss his experience of growing up in Philly and going to boarding school, his feelings of rejection and realizations of forgiveness, and how authors like Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X inspired his identity and journey of faith.
Rasool Berry's name (meaning “messenger” in Arabic) reflects who he is and what he is passionate about: impacting young adults through translating spiritual truths from Scripture into the language and ethos of our time.
Rasool earned his degree in Africana Studies and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently working on his Master's at the Reformed Theological Seminary.
With the support of his family, Rasool came to faith while attending UPenn after putting God on a “30-day Hulu trial” and has since devoted his life to Christ and inspiring others to live in light of eternity.
He currently serves as the teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He also serves as a team member with Embark, a non-profit focused on millennials. In addition, Rasool has been on staff with the worldwide campus ministry Cru for 15 years.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Tamica and their Daughter Ire’Ana.
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