On November 15, 2018, I was interviewed by Molly Worthen for an op-ed that was published by the New York Times on April 20, 2019. The article included quotes from a nearly 75-minute conversation regarding my experience in the Southern Baptist Convention against the backdrop of the racial turmoil in our country. In our conversation, she asked questions about my engagement with theologian James Cone in light of my stated commitment to Southeastern Seminary’s confessional and affirmed statements. Since the article was published, I’ve had several conversations about the quotes that were used as well as my interaction with Cone’s work. I understand Worthen’s role as a journalist and academic, and I am always appreciative of those who engage these issues. Given some resulting confusion, I think it is important to add some context to my statements that was not able to be included in the piece. (read the rest of my response, here).
It is always to join Steve Noble on Called 2 Action Radio. I never know what he is going to ask next. Steve and I chatted by phone about the multicultural church on May 12th. The dialogue up being a good introduction to the conversation about the gospel and racial reconciliation. Click this link to hear Steve and I’s conversation. Enjoy.
In honor of Black History Month, the Women’s Life Office at Southeastern Seminary facilitates an annual blog series that features the writings of Southeastern students, staff, faculty and friends. Last year I wrote a piece reintroducing Phillis Wheatley to our seminary family and this year I’ve written a piece encouraging a “seminarian that I deeply respect,” namely the women on Southeastern’s campus. Click here to read the piece.