I am thrilled to have Rev. Dr. Ben Bosell on the podcast and honored to be a part of his book launch for Confronting Whiteness. Our conversation was recorded live at Common Market Southend in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it was a blast.
Ben and I became friends in undergrad at Campbell University and by the end of the podcast you will hear some fun stories. Before storytime, we explore his own wrestling with the concept and legacy of whiteness and his doctoral research seeking to address it in predominantly white congregations.
You can find Confronting Whiteness to purchase here and access all the online resources, videos, and such here. As a friend, I am super proud of Ben’s work and hope those of you looking for resources in your own context connect with Ben. He also recently released a collection of timely sermons, For the Facing of this Hour: Preaching that Resists White Christian Nationalism.
Benjamin Boswell is the Senior Minister of Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, and a former Army Officer with degrees from Campbell University (B.A.), Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), and Saint Paul School of Theology (D.Min). He is a preacher, pastor, civil rights leader and public speaker who facilitates anti-racist spiritual formation courses for people racialized as White and for White dominant organizations. In 2021, Dr. Boswell was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion, which is the city of Charlotte’s highest honor given to a person who promotes racial equality, social justice, and community service. He is the author of “For the Facing of this Hour: Preaching that Resists White Christian Nationalism,” and “Confronting Whiteness: A Spiritual Journey of Reflection, Conversation, and Transformation.”