Danté Stewart is a speaker and a writer whose work in the areas of race, religion, and politics has been featured on CNN and in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Sojourners, The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, Comment, and elsewhere. He received his BA in sociology from Clemson University and is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
In this episode, Eric and Dante discuss his book, Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle
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Danté Stewart and I Discuss Faith, Identity, Finding a Voice, and…
- His book, Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle
- Learning to care for ourselves as a whole person and not just the individual parts of us
- How it’s easy to allow our work to mask who we really are
- His experience of spending time in and assimilating to the predominantly white church and culture
- The tension he felt between his different social identities
- The paradox of being visible and invisible when you’re a marginalized person
- How he needed to learn to give voice to his psychological pain, struggle, and rage
- The issue with current value systems and social constructs that view white dominance as the norm
- How he has learned that there isn’t just one answer, but many answers to how we can become a better version of ourselves both as individuals and communities
- His CNN article, “We Redefined Blackness as a World and a Gift”
- Art is about taking intangible dreams and making them tangible out in the world
- Finding wholeness is about trying to make sense of the past in order to create a better future
- How his writing is how he can give voice to what he’s feeling
- Comparison is the thief of creativity
- The importance of creating as it is what makes us come alive
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