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First Name Basis Podcast

Dec 28, 2020

When we really take a moment to step back and think it’s easy to agree that Jesus had brown skin because he was from the Middle East. If that’s the case, why is Christ so often depicted as white with light skin, hair, and eyes? In this episode we uncover the roots of white Jesus and explain the impact this depiction has made on us and our communities. 


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Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN