Existential Happy Hour: Ep. 021
Sunday Mourning w/ Seven J
Seven J is a speaker, a mentor, and artist. In this episode we listen to some tracks off of his latest album “Sunday Mourning” and hear his experience of racism and corruption and spiritual abuse in the name of the church.
I’ll give you a warning at the beginning, this is a painful story, and it may be difficult for those of us who have had abuse and trauma in our own lives. Seven speaks candidly and honestly about what he’s seen and experienced, including institutional religious abuse, racial violence, sexual exploitation of children, and suicidal ideation. So if you need to turn this off, or just take a break for a while, take it in chunks, I encourage you to listen to your body and give it what it needs to feel safe.
As you are able, I invite you to listen to this album, listen to this conversation, listen to this story. Bear witness to the sin of racism in the church. Listen to the evil done by Christianity in the name of God, in the name of Jesus. For many of us trying pick up the pieces and move on after betrayal in the church, there are parts of this story that will be very familiar, and as you listen I hope that you know that you are not alone.
This is Sunday mourning.