Black women in theological and ecclesial spaces are what sociologist Patricia Hill Collins refers to as “the outsider within.” These spaces were not built for our leadership. They were designed to be organized and controlled by men, often White men in particular. Black women exist within these spaces but often never fully as insiders.
Parker argues that White supremacy’s influence, while subtle, has left the vast majority with a deeply immature understanding of the breath of God, which prevents us from fully understanding God’s identity and being in relationship with the Divine.
By recognizing the sincerity of doubt and disbelief and accepting criticism of the church as a “gift of a critical friend,” Samuel Wells applies his head and heart to forging a way forward that is more inclusive and accessible.
An op-ed by Kerri Allen and Lindley DeGarmo, the chair and vice-chair of the Mission Responsibility through Investment Committee, about the committee's role in a multipronged strategy to halt the impact of climate change.