Podcasts / Media

Means of Grace: Black History Month: Do We Still Need It? 


n this Means Of Grace podcast episode, Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr., WNCC Director of Equity and Justice Ministries, speaks with Rev. Pam Blackstock, Rev. Rodvegas Ingram, and Rev. Dr. Otto Harris about Black History Month - what it means for our nation, our relationships, and the value it brings to our society and our churches. Their conversation challenges us all to move “beyond the heroes and holidays” of Black History Month and dive into the full history of our nation, our communities, and even our own denomination - to remove our “willful blindness” around the history of racial oppression and discrimination in Methodism's history, including the Central Jurisdiction and the current situation for many Black/African American churches and Blacks/African Americans in The United Methodist Church.

Means of Grace: How Do We Create the Beloved Community? We Listen


In this Means Of Grace podcast episode, Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr. speaks with Dr. Derek Hicks, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture at Wake Forest Divinity School. Together, they discuss this current moment for the Black Church, the future of the Black faith tradition, and what it means to create the Beloved Community.


Means of Grace: An Update from the Just Compensation Task Force


In this episode, Dr. Bill White, Jr., Conference Director of Equity and Justice Ministries has a conversation with members of the Just Compensation Task Force for an update on their petition for Annual Conference. Rev. Amy Coles, Assistant to the  Bishop, Rev. Norma Villagrana, Chair of the Order of Elders and Rev. Brandon Lazarus share about the status of equitable compensation and the learning and proposals from the Just Compensation Task Force.

Means of Grace: Justice and Love - A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman


In this episode, the Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr. has an important conversation about justice with the Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, immediate past president of the NC NAACP and an ordained minister in the AME Zion Church.

Means of Grace: Equity and Justice with Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr.


Jesse Enniss has a conversation with Rev. Dr. William (Bill) White, Jr to speak about his new role as the Director of Equity and Justice for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, and how lay and clergy leaders can take first steps in moving toward these goals.