Krystl Johnson on Floyd, Policing, and Hope for the Future

on June 22, 2020

I continue these Conversations about Race by interviewing Krystl Johnson.

Her bio is below the video.

For the introduction explaining this video series of Conversations about Race, click here.

Johnson and I discuss her perspective on George Floyd, policing, identity politics, how congregations can be genuinely ethnically inclusive, and her hopes for how issues of diversity and racism will be handled in the Next Methodism. She also addressed the relevance of other issues, like fatherlessness, the sanctity of unborn human life, and crime.

The video is below:

Krystl D. Johnson is a counselor in the Philadelphia area. She is a Rutgers University (B.A.) and Cairn University (M.S.) graduate and a Doctor of Theology candidate at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA. Johnson has been elected as a delegate to the United Methodist Church’s 2016, 2019, and 2020 General Conferences. She serves as Executive Director to the Delaware County Pregnancy Center, a board member to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the Vice President for the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.


If you prefer, you can listen or download to an audio-only version of this interview through Soundcloud here:

The IRD · Interview with Krystl Johnson
CORRECTION LATER SHARED BY JOHNSON: When Johnson mentions the four reactive emotions she’s seen in response to George Floyd, she named ‘shock’. The four reactive emotions are Numbness, Outrage, Indifference, and Fatigue. 

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