Make It Plain

Phillip Holmes & Taelor Gray

Make It Plain is the podcast where Phillip Holmes and Taelor Gray offer Christian reflections on the words and life of Malcolm X.

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Malcolm Slandered
Jun 2 2021
Malcolm Slandered
In this episode of the Make It Plain podcast, host Phillip Holmes and Taelor Gray discuss how Malcolm X was slandered. In his autobiography, Malcolm wrote:“When I am dead — I say it that way because, from the things I know, I do not expect to live long enough to read this book in its finished form — I want you to just watch and see if I’m not right in what I say: that the white man, in his press, is going to identify me with “hate”. He will make use of me dead, as he has made use of me alive, as a convenient symbol, of “hatred”--and that will help him escape facing the truth that all I have been doing is holding up a mirror to reflect, to show, the history of unspeakable crimes that his race has committed against my race.” To start the conversation, Holmes and Gray reflect on how Malcolm X’s quote was frighteningly accurate and how this perception of him is alive and well today. They explore the motives for this misrepresentation and why Malcolm X predicted that the press would be the culprit rather than the government or FBI. Holmes and Taelor transition into a more focused discussion of slander and how it affects those who hear it and those who are its target. Phillip closes by sharing a story about how he was recently slandered to serve as an illustration of what they believe are the effects of slander and ends with biblical applications regarding how Christians should view slander.Follow Phillip HolmesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhillipMichaelHolmesTwitter: https://twitter.com/phillipmholmesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/phillipmholmes/Follow Taelor GrayTwitter: https://twitter.com/taelor_grayInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/taelor_gray/Learn more about Make It Plain: https://makeitplain.coJoin the Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/hometoroostSupport this podcast at: https://makeitplain.co/supportPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/make-it-plain/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Malcolm Misunderstood
May 26 2021
Malcolm Misunderstood
On this episode of the Make It Plain podcast, host Phillip Holmes and Taelor Gray kickoff episode 1 discussing misperceptions of Malcolm X. In his autobiography, Malcolm wrote:“Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.” To start the conversation, Holmes and Gray share how they were exposed to Malcolm X. Gray was exposed to Malcolm X by his mother at an early age while Holmes didn’t engage Malcolm X until recently which led him to read/listen to (HT: Thabiti Anyabwile) three biographies on Malcolm X as well as speeches and interviews.Holmes and Taelor lead into more focused discussion of how Malcolm X is perceived as unhelpful or useless by many today in the pursuit of unity. They then discuss how Malcolm X is perceived in various corners of the church as well as the role regional cultures might affect not only one's view but exposure as well.  Follow Phillip HolmesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhillipMichaelHolmesTwitter: https://twitter.com/phillipmholmesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/phillipmholmes/Follow Taelor GrayTwitter: https://twitter.com/taelor_grayInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/taelor_gray/Learn more about Make It Plain: https://makeitplain.coJoin the Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/hometoroostSupport this podcast at: https://makeitplain.co/supportPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/make-it-plain/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy