Private Prisons Reversal Signals Tide of Injustice

Jermaine McDonald worries whether the reversal of the Obama-era private prisons ban signals a justice department on the verge of increasing incarceration.

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John Senior on A Theology of Political Vocation

Featured contributor John E. Senior answers five questions about his book, A Theology of Political Vocation: Christian Life and Public Office.

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Biblical Women for Whom We Can Say #ShePersisted

Jermaine McDonald highlights three women in the Bible who exemplify pushing beyond social barriers that would deny them justice and righteousness in honor of #ShePersisted.

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Podcast Episode 11: Queer, Christian, and Latina

The eleventh episode of the Symposium Ethics Podcast is the second in our special series of conversations #QueerAndChristian. Rev. Dr. Jermaine McDonald, managing editor of Symposium Ethics, chats with Jessica Vazquez Torres about her experiences being Queer, Christian, and Latina.

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Podcast Episode Ten: Ethics of Christian Mission

Dr. Melissa Browning discusses the benefits and limitations of short-term mission trips, to develop an ethics of Christian mission.

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Podcast Episode Nine: Queer and Christian with Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon

In the ninth episode of the Symposium Ethics podcast, host Jermaine McDonald begins a series of conversations with Queer Christian scholars, activists, and clergy about what it means to be both queer and Christian. This episode features a conversation with with Dr. Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon, Assistant Professor of Religion at Birmingham-Southern College.

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Introducing Podcast Series ‘Queer And Christian’

Introducing a new Symposium Ethics podcast series where scholars, activists, and theologians discuss traversing Queer and Christian identities, hosted by Rev. Dr. Jermaine McDonald.

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What, to Black America, is Your Fourth of July?

Jermaine McDonald reads “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass to reflect on the current challenges facing Black America.

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Reggie Williams on Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus

Reggie L. Williams discusses how Dietrich Bonhoeffer’ year-long engagement with a Black Baptist Church in 1930s Harlem informed his later resistance to Nazism.

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Trump Perfect Candidate for Antiheroic America

Jermaine McDonald argues that Donald Trump signifies an antiheroic America committed to national narcissism, psychopathy, and winning at any cost.

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MLK on Black Power and Black Lives Matter

Jermaine McDonald argues that Dr. King’s analysis of the benefits and potential drawbacks of Black Power provides a useful template for Black Lives Matter.

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Podcast Episode 8 – #ReclaimMLK

Rev. Dr. Jermaine McDonald seeks to #ReclaimMLK by talking about Dr. King’s commitment to eradicating poverty and war with Rev. Dr. Michael Greene (poverty) and Dr. Jimmy McCarty (war).

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