Walk into almost any American sanctuary this Sunday and tell me what you see and hear. Altars draped in red, white, and blue. Patriotic hymns sung with fervor. Praises heaped upon the nation. If one didn’t know any better, it’s almost as if we are worshiping the state and its power rather than God.
Generations of oppression and exploitation have left the coalfields of central Appalachia among the most economically & socially depressed areas of the world. In this episode, Joe talks with coalfield justice advocate Brad Davis about how systemic dehumanization has affected the region and how his vision for a contextualized “Holler Gospel” can help restore individuals, families, and communities.