This past June, my first wave of posts celebrating Black theological voices used Diana L. Hayes to introduce readers to Womanist theology. We saw then how Womanist theology centers the experiences of women of colour in its reading of Scripture and its understanding of God, and is therefore inherently intersectional and generous. But, of course, … Continue reading “The Form of a Slave”: The Unflinching Eye of Rev. Dr. Wilda C Gafney
The second of the three Black theologians I'd like to hear and celebrate this Black History Month is Verna J. Dozier. Dozier (1917-2006) was an educator by training and vocation. She taught high school for thirty years while leading Bible Studies for her parish in her spare time, and later taught courses in Bible at … Continue reading The Dream of God: The sanctified imagination of Verna J. Dozier
One of my favorite projects last year was the week in which I posted daily posts celebrating, in my small way from my small platform, the voices of African American theologians. I don't mean this in a self-congratulatory way; but I genuinely loved getting out of the way to give space for these largely under-appreciated, … Continue reading The Life Worth Living: The Prophetic Spirituality of Howard Thurman
In the last post in this series on Sanctified Imagination, I shared the story of how a sanctified imagination allowed an old friend of mine to see a different story for herself than the one she had been taught and had been living out, a new story which allowed her to receive the grace of … Continue reading Sanctified Imagination: Part 4 – Imagination as Resistance
Over the past week, I've been trying to introduce people who visit this blog to various strands of Black (specifically African American) theology and self-reflection: the Spirituals, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, Black Liberation, Womanist thought, and reflections on Black Lives Matter. I did this to amplify Black voices at a time when … Continue reading How WEIRD is Your Theology?