Decolonizing The Christianity of Pastor Mike Todd
One of the nation's most popular televangelists is Pastor Mike Todd of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Todd specializes in high energy sermonic presentations and catchy social media spots that grab the attention especially of younger adults and those newer to the Christian faith. If millions of social media followers, an abundance of money, and a massive church complex alone were the metrics used to determine the success of a ministry, then Todd and Transformation Church are the picture of what church today should be.
However, despite the popularity and cutting edge operation, Todd is actually just the latest exemplar of a very old interpretation of Christianity that was utilized to colonize non-White peoples and further White supremacist objectives. The flashiness, lights, stage, social media glitz and hip hop beats just make it harder to detect.
In this Sunday night discussion called Pause!, Pastor Heber Brown, III will share a presentation on the theology embraced by Todd and host a watch party to detect the Colonizers Christianity at work through his sermon on Racial Reconciliation.
This is a free event, but registration is required. The event will NOT be livestreamed and there are no current plans to share the video for public consumption. This is a popular education opportunity designed to help us to grow together in our ability to decolonize Christianities in real time.