Week 6

Transforming Power:

Biblical Strategies to Move out of White Supremacy and into Shalom Community

America in Crisis

Rev. Dr. Angela Cowser joins us as our lecturer for the last session. Angela is the Associate Dean for Black Church Studies and Doctor of Ministry programs at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Angela is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA, and a retired community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation.

Part One of Angela’s lecture “The World as It Should Be,” is recorded on video, and Part Two, “The World as It Is Now” will be given during our live session. To prepare for this session, please view the video and read the Black Manifesto.

 

 

Week 6: "Transforming Power: Biblical Strategies to Move out of White Supremacy and into Shalom Community"

Watch the video lecture (below) and then use the Zoom link below to join the live discussion at 7 pm EST on Tuesday, July 21.

 

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Video Lecture: Part 1

After the Session: Research, Action, and Reflection

Check this space for further research and activities to engage in your learning toward change after the class discussion. There are no grades! We to encourage you to try something new and learn from mistakes and successes. Let us know how it goes. Feel free to use the public question board to post your reflections or send a private note to the instructors.

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Dr. Lewis Brogdon

Research Professor of Preaching and Black Church Studies

Dr. Lewis Brogdon has served in numerous positions in undergraduate and graduate institutions as a professor including roles at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Claflin University, and Bluefield College. Brogdon is the author of several books including A Companion to Philemon (Cascade 2018), The Spirituality of Black Preaching (Seymour Press 2016), The New Pentecostal Message? (Cascade 2015), Dying to Lead: The Disturbing Trend of Clergy Suicide (Seymour Press 2015), Hope on the Brink (Cascade 2013) and No Longer a Slave but a Brother (Scholars Press 2013). He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapter essays and magazine articles.

Dr. Laura Levens

Assistant Professor of Christian Mission

Dr. Levens oversees course development and teaching for the department of Christian Mission at BSK. She teaches a Foundations of Christian Mission Course, exploring biblical, theological, and historical aspects of mission practice. She also teaches several mission elective courses based on student interest in topics like Social Justice, Global Christianity, Women’s Experience, Leadership and Wisdom, and Biblical Interpretation.

Dr. Levens is currently working on a book about the mission theology and practice of Ann Hasseltine Judson, one of the earliest American Baptist Foreign Missionaries to Burma. She is also currently working with Dr. Inscore Essick on a field research interview project with rural black churches in North-Central Kentucky.

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