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Black Liberation Theology

In response to a kind request, I am posting the PowerPoint and some speaking suggestions for my Emory & Henry Lecture for the Inclusion and Dialogue Center Black History Month Lecture entitled “Black Liberation Theology.”  Please feel free to use the materials. I only ask that you mention the http://www.religiousjourney.com Blog and give proper credit where due. … Continue reading

Opening Convocation Speech at Emory & Henry College, Fall 2016: “A Time and Place of Consequences”

A Time and Place of Consequences Introduction. A few years ago, Dr. Joycelyn Elders visited Emory & Henry. At the time of her visit, she was the Surgeon General of the United States and our nation’s point person in the fight against HIV, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, and other important medical and social issues. Dr. … Continue reading

Re-post for ETLA 401. THE BIBLE IN THE BASIC ECCLESIAL COMMUNITIES

The Brazilian Bible scholar Carlos Mesters began his book, Por Tras das Palavras (Petropolis, Vozes, 1984), with the following parable:  At one time there was a great house called “The People’s House” with a beautiful, large door which opened onto the street.  Many people passed through that door.  Then, one day, two scholars arrived.  They loved ancient … Continue reading

How Well Do You Know The Easter Story?

No book is more cherished in America than the Bible.  According to Zondervan, a large religious publisher headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, sales of the different versions exceeds one billion dollars annually–and this, despite the fact that ninety percent of American households already own at least one copy of the “Good Book.” Bibles are not only in our homes and places of … Continue reading

THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE

The Brazilian Bible scholar Carlos Mesters began his book, Por Tras das Palavras (Petropolis, Vozes, 1984), with the following parable:  At one time there was a great house called “The People’s House” with a beautiful, large door which opened onto the street.  Many people passed through that door.  Then, one day, two scholars arrived.  They loved ancient things, and when they saw the … Continue reading