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Religious Extremism, 9/11 & American Culture: Make Me Wanna Holler! | SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

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SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

Religious Extremism, 9/11 & American Culture:  Make Me Wanna Holler!

Episode 007 - 09-12-12

 

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Responding to a question from Caller, "Doc Don," Dr. Johnson offered these insights:

1:50:48 – 1:53:32
 “…we must stop assuming that history is linear, inevitable progress.  We must stop assuming that once progress is made, it cannot be taken away.  We must stop assuming that once something is accomplished, it cannot be undone.  Throughout history the forces of counter revolution have shown us on a grand scale, that anything that people can achieve, under great duress, labor and long stretches of time, the forces of destruction can undo in the blink of an eye, and we seem to think that somehow our history, even as African Americans, as a nation, as Americans … we seem to think that our progress is somehow sacrosanct; that once having made certain advances, that they are vouch-safed to our posterity.  They are not.”  --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

 



1:50:48 – 1:53:32
 “As long as the deep structures of white supremacy persist – and they are rooted deeply and they’re going to be around for the next several lifetimes – so…if you are a teen, it’s relevant to you – as long as these structures persist, the threat of counter revolution and retrograde public policy will always be there.  The one seminal lesson that we must learn from history when it comes to democracy, is that it takes as much vigilance, persistence and struggle to maintain democratic freedoms, as it did to get them in the first place, and you can double down on that for African Americans, because we’re up against more than just the inertia of ordinary human nature or the tendency of power to be corrupt; but we’re up against deeply ensconced presuppositions that are the prevailing reality of white supremacy in America, and we must never underestimate.”  --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

 

 

Program Chatter:

 

Rev. Ural H. Hill, Ph.D.
This is very powerful, indepth and both thelogically and philosopically sound. I am thoroghy enjoyig this broacast!

 

Loga Michelle Odom
Top Commenter · Content & Broadcast Producer, SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson at TruthWorks Radio Network
I am just now seeing your comment, Dr. Hill. I'm so glad you enjoyed the program. Actually, Dr. Johnson has a background in theology, philosophy and psychology. I think you two have much in common - and much to share with the community. I look forward to getting to know each one of you, a lot better.

If you have not yet seen the program's Facebook page, please do so at the link below. This way you'll be assured of keeping abreast of broadcast events. #SpiritMatters

https://www.facebook.com/SoulAfire

 

Ural H. Hill · Subscribed · Interdenominational Theological Center
Thank You Sister Odom! I really can appreciate the synergy that Dr. Johnson brings to the table, I sure will tap into the facebook page and participate with future discussions. I appreciate your advocacy and look forward to working with you and Dr. Johnson to share and be a voice for change in the community!

Loga Michelle Odom
I do want you to "LIKE" the FB page Brother Hill...but you know what?...there's something else I would love for you to do...just because you're so perfectly suited to the task :-)

I have been working feverishly the last few days, over at TruthWorks Network - The Black Voice Collective - [Ning Social Network] - setting up discussion pages related to SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson at: http://truthworks.ning.com/


It's pretty cool because each discussion page is like a mini webpage where I am collecting music, sound clips, links to the on demand program, images, quotations, comments by listeners made during the program...and of course, discussion questions. There's a "Forum" for each of the 7 episodes that have aired since 8/1/12, as well as Dr. Johnson's appearances in June and July on OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Grah
am. In fact, your comment is included in the 9/12/12 discussion on religious extremism.


There are not a lot of members yet in this network, and I don't know what it's going to take to get actual discussions going over there...but I would simply love it if you would help me get the ball rolling with some chatter :-) You have to join the network and wait to be approved, but once you're in, it's another place to build your own online presence...as well as engage me in some interesting discussions.

I read a little on your profile, enough to see we are both Sags...(my birthday is 12/17)...and I can see from the sheer number of Notes you have produced, that you enjoy writing, as do I. That's why I think you'll be perfect for this task, should you choose to accept this mission...and I imagine we'll have a lot of fun keeping our fires stoked :-)
 

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Bj Janice Peak-Graham
Subscribed · Top Commenter · Founder/Executive Producer/Director at OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham
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Loga Michelle Odom
SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson is being broadcast NOW, on the topic of: "Religious Extremism, 9/11 & American Culture: Make Me Want to Holler!" LISTEN LIVE at link below.

 

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"If it's time for the adults to come forward, then it's probably time for Mitt Romney to sit down." Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

 

Bj Janice Peak-Graham
LISTEN ON-DEMAND A new episode SOUL AFire with Dr. Matthews V. Johnson l "Religious Extremism, 9/11 & American Culture: Makes Me Wanna Holler!” http://tobtr.com/s/3749283. #SpiritMatters

 

Loga Michelle Odom
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17498-romney-s-i...

 

Loga Michelle Odom
"If it's time for the adults to come forward, then it's probably time for Mitt Romney to sit down." Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

 

Geo Moses
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Excellent show...Dr. Johnson was on fire. I'll be tuning in for more of this intelligent "blogtalk" ;).

 

Loga Michelle Odom
lad you enjoyed, Geo Moses :-)...and thanks for sharing your wisdom and energy in the chat room. I had fun :-) #SpiritMatters

 

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"Why the hatred?" asked a commentator on CNN following events of 9/11/01.



SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"We're not going to deal with the problem by name calling; and we're not going to deal with it by arbitrary murder...I believe we're going to require a huge spiritual adjustment...we're going to have to come up with ways of socializing people...and to learn to live with ambiguity..." said Dr. Matthew V. Johnson, Host of SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson and Pastor of Good Shepherd-Baptist, Atlanta, GA.

 

Bj Janice Peak-Graham
LISTEN ON-DEMAND A new episode SOUL AFire with Dr. Matthews V. Johnson l "Religious Extremism, 9/11 & American Culture: Makes Me Wanna Holler!” http://tobtr.com/s/3749283. #SpiritMatters

 

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"We talk about how the whole country came together....but it wasn't that we came together in our freedom...rather we were fused together by the fire in those two buildings..."

 

 

 

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
is a live talk radio program hosted by Dr. Matthew V. Johnson, Sr.  The call-in program Inspires and Incites the personal spirit to come alive and reach for the fire within.  Whether your life moves in the nests of tumbleweed against desert dryness, or flows quietly in the sanctuary of lush foliage of a tropical riverbed, you live in the realm of a claimed or neglected human spirit. SOUL AFIRE is about the human Spirit and how it navigates Blackness.  The program features Dr. Johnson’s weekly commentary, “Spirit Matters."

 

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ABOUT REVEREND DR. MATTHEW V. JOHNSON
Matthew V. Johnson, Sr., is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophical Theology from the University of Chicago. He has done post-graduate studies in Psychoanalysis, and is a member in training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. In the ministry for thirty years, Dr. Johnson is the Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd-Baptist located in Atlanta, GA.




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