Pastor Skip Irby: The Power of Listening in Times of Upheaval

Kathrin gets to sit down with Pastor Skip and talk about the power of listening during a time of upheaval.  Pastor Skip talks about the value of listening as we engage difficult conversations about the history of racial inequity and prejudice, and how, through listening, we can discover the value of our second response.

Pastor Skip Irby has been a volunteer facilitator at Ministering to Ministers Wellness Retreats for eight years and has chaired the Board of Ministering to Ministers since 2019. Drawing on his 35 years’ study of family systems, life in ministry, and willingness to look in the rearview mirror, Skip invites us to reflect on what matters to each of us, embracing our strengths, and discovering resilience in the face of adversity.

Links & Resources:

Books:

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

You can find ways to purchase this book, as well as obtain a FREE Reader’s Guide on Robin DiAngelo’s Official Website: https://robindiangelo.com/

How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Official Website: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

Ibram X. Kendi Antiracism Center: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/antiracism-center-2

Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, by Edwin Friedman Find it HERE

Watch:

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man with Emmanuel Acho:

Website: https://uncomfortableconvos.com/

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/h8jUA7JBkF4

Other Resources:

Washington Post’s The Lily, The New Normal: Antiracism: You May Be Doing It Wrong. Here’s Why.

Ministering to Ministers Resources (Library)

Ministering to Ministers Wellness Retreats

 

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