Let’s Talk About Mental Health by Mission Hills Christian Church


Hello Friends! Thank you for tuning into this week's episode of The Mission Podcast!

My conversation with author and Pastor, Sarah Griffith Lund has been put on hold! I will keep you updated on rescheduling Sarah's interview but for now, enjoy this week's episode with a special clip from a previous guest.

Below are this week's resources for Women's History Month.


Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities; Link

The Women’s Suffrage Movement: New Feminist Perspectives; Link

Women’s Suffrage: Giving the Right to Vote to All Americans; Link

Making Globalization Work for Women: The Role of Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership; Link

A Feminist Introduction to Paul; Link


Sexualizing Sarah Palin: The Social and Political Context of Sexual Objectification of Female Candidates; Link

God Needs Women; Link

The Power of Symbols When People Seek to Make Us Hide; Link

Iceland Passes Law to Fine Companies Not Paying Men and Women Equally; Link

Why Women Still Get Killed For Love: Link

Talks/Short Clips:

Electing a Female President: Dr. Caroline Heldman; Link

Women in the Workplace: Second Line; Link

Color Blind or Color Brave?; Link

Finding Your Voice Against Gender Violence; Link

Is Islam a Foreign religion?; Link


On One with Angela Rye; Link

Invisibilia; Link 

Black Girl In Om; Link

Democracy Now!; Link

For The Love!; Link

Other Links: 

Mission Hills; Facebook Instagram

Ryan C. Brown; Facebook Twitter Instagram

Music for #TheMissionPodcast is provided by Steven Arthur of The Early Reset.

Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention with Rachael A. Keefe. by Mission Hills Christian Church

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Hello, Friends! Thank you for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Mission Podcast! My guest this week is author and Pastor, Rachael A. Keefe. Rachael and I have a great discussion about her book, The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention. Rachael also shares with us about her roles as a woman in leadership. So glad I was able to connect with her! Make sure you pick up a copy of her book out May 1st! View the links below to keep up with all of Rachael's work and also check out this week's resources for Women's History Month.  

Tune in next week for my conversations with author and Pastor, Sarah Griffith Lund. We will be talking about her book, Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family & Church. Thanks so much for listening! 

Show Notes: 

Rachael K. Keefe; Website  WordPress YouTube 

The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention; Link

Living Table; Website 

United Church of Christ Mental Health Network; Website



In The Name of Women's Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism; Link 

Sisters in The Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement; Link

Reproductive Justice: The Politics of Health Care for Native American Women; Link

Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy; Link

Articles/Short Readings:

Celebrate Women's History Month with These Female-Led Netflix Shows; Link

How Jamie Ivey Gave Up Her Religious Scarlett Letter; Link

Goddess Spirituality and Women's Leadership; Link

The Problematics of Disingenuous Public Apologies; Link

Clips/Short Talks:

To Solve The World's Biggest Problems, Invest in Women and Girls; Link

An Invitation to Men Who Want a Better World for Women; Link

Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace; Link

#DayWithoutWomen; Link

Movies: All selections have a female director.

The Hurt Locker


Lady Bird


Lost In Translation  

Other Links: 

Mission Hills; Facebook Instagram

Ryan C. Brown; Facebook Twitter Instagram

Music for #TheMissionPodcast is provided by Steven Arthur of The Early Reset.  


Feminism and Religion with Xochitl Alvizo by Mission Hills Christian Church

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Hello Friends! 

We are kicking off Women's History Month with a conversation with Xochitl Alvizo! You are not going to want to miss this episode! Check out the resource list below to help you as you create your own conversations. Thanks for listening! 

Show Notes:

Xochitl Alvizo: Feminism and Religion: LinkE-mail

Women, Religion, Revolution: Link

The Church and the Second Sex; Mary Daly: Link

The Second Sex; Simone De Beauvoir: Link

Gina Messina; Website: Link

Cynthia Garrity-Bond; Website: Link



The Feminine Mystique; Betty Friedan: Link

A Room of One's Own; Virginia Woolf: Link

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women; Naomi Wolf: Link

America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines; Gail Collins: Link

Short Clips:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminist: Link

Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition: Link

Jackson Katz; Violence against women -- it's a men's issue: Link


5 Misconceptions About Feminism in the Church; Nina Dafe: Link

Christians Should talk more about Feminism; Courtney Bareman: Link

Feminism, Jesus and the Search for My Identity; Tiffany Rodgers: Link

Origins of the #MeToo Movement; Dr. Caroline Heldman: Link



The Hunting Grounds

The Mask You Live In

Equal Means Equal


Other Links: 

Mission Hills; Facebook Instagram

Ryan C. Brown; Facebook Twitter Instagram

Music for #TheMissionPodcast is provided by Steven Arthur of The Early Reset.  

The Mission Podcast Mixtape Vol. 1 by Mission Hills Christian Church

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The Misson Podcast Mixtape Vol. 1 drops today! 

This week, we will revisit some of the conversations that I had during the re-launch of #TheMissionPodcast. You will hear snippets from Sandhya Jha, Micky ScottBey Jones, Emily Joy, Dr. Caroline Heldman and Dr. Leah Gunning Francis. 

Tune in next week for a brand new episode with guest, Xochitl Alvizo! You won't want to miss this great conversation. Talk with you soon friends!



The Mis-Education of a Negro; Carter Godwin Woodson, PhD.: Link

The Souls of Black Folk; W.E.B. DuBois: Link

History of The Black Dollar; Angel Rich: Link

Assata: An Autobiography; Assata Shakur and Angela Davis: Link

God of The Oppressed; James H. Cone: Link

Jefferson's Daughters; Catherine Kerrison: Link

Black Resistance/White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in American: Link

Tales from a Revolution; Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America; James D. Rice: Link


God of The Ghetto (Series); Andre Henry: Link

My White Boos Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened; Mandela Dixon: Link

If Gender and Race are Artificial Constructs, Does Diversity Matter?; Timi Olotu: Link

Race, Love, Hate and Me: A Distinctly American Story(A.K.A.Yes, I'm Black); Shaun King: Link

Why Supremacy is the Problem, Even if You Don't Believe in It; Melvin Bray: Link

A Boy, A Wrestler, and the Racialized Imagination: Dr. Leah Gunning Francis: Link

Movies and Media

How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situations: Howard C. Stevenson: Link

An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter: Link

The Story of Ezra; Newton Aduaka: Link

Down In The Delta; Maya Angelou: Film

12 Years a Slave: Film

Roots: Film

Other Resources

The Poor People's Campaign: Link

The People's Supper: Link

Repenting Racism for Lent; Facebook Group: Link

Mission Hills; Facebook Instagram

Ryan C. Brown; Facebook Twitter Instagram

Music for #TheMissionPodcast is provided by Steven Arthur of The Early Reset.  

Welcome to The Mission Podcast Part II by Mission Hills Christian Church

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to this week's episode of #TheMissionPodcast! For those hoping to hear from Rev. Teri Hord Owens, we had to put our interview on hold for a few weeks. We look forward to connecting with her soon!

This week, I share with you some more background on my journey and how I began the process of starting and launching this podcast. Tune in next week for another special episode where we will go over some highlights from our launch week episodes and re-live some of the great moments from each of those conversations. If you have a question or would like to get a shout out on a future episode leave us a comment on our iTunes page or send me an e-mail at themissioncast@gmail.com. You can also connect with me on Twitter using the #TheMissionPodcast. Thanks so much for tuning in friends! Talk with you next week!

Some great resources that have helped me become a better learner both during Black History Month and beyond. Have something you would like me to add? Send me a message at themissioncast@gmil.com or send me a tweet using #TheMissionPodcast.


The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As told to Alex Haley: Link

A Testament of Hope; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Link

Their Eyes Were Watching God; Zora Neale Hurston: Link

Santa Biblia; The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes; Justo Gonzalez: Link

Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community: Leah Gunning Francis: Link

Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God; Kelly Brown Douglas: Link

Dreams From My Father; A Story of Race and Inheritance; Barak Obama: Link

A Body Broken, A Body Betrayed: Race, Memory, and Eucharist in White-Dominant Churches; Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Marcia W. Mount Shoop: Link

Siddhartha; Hermann Hesse: Link

The Epic of Gilgamesh; N.K. Sandars: Link

Talks/Short Clips:

Ignoring White Privilege and Racism in the Church: Link

Clint Smith - How to Raise a Black Son in America: Link

Eric Deggans - How to Talk about Race: Link

Nate Silver - Does Racism affect how you Vote?: Link

Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability: Link

Movies/Documentaries: Available on a variety of streaming services.


Get Out

Dear White People

The Central Park 5

Crypts and Bloods: Made in America

I Am Not Your Negro

The Color Purple


Hidden Figures


“WATERtalks: Feminist Conversations in Religion Series"; Kelly Brown-Douglas: Link

Black and White: Racism in America; The Liturgists: Link

Shots Fired; RadioLab: Episode 1: Link

More Perfect; Object Anyway; RadioLab: Link

Pastor Michael McBride; @Sea PodCast with Justin Roberts: Link

Other Links: 

Mission Hills: TwitterFacebook

Ryan Brown: TwitterFacebook

Music for #TheMissionPodcast is provided by Steven Arthur of The Early Reset