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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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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From the Academy to the Ecclesia: Alt-Ac Convergence

Ryan Cumming reflects on his alt-ac job as a program director in the ELCA to suggest that the skills of a great professor translate to the nonprofit sector.

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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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Watering “Strange Fruit” Trees: Flint and the Lack of Catholic Solidarity

By refusing to engage in the vulgarities of such systemic violence, particularly in our own churches, we forget our executed God, and his complete identification with those who suffer. It is about time that we get vulgar in precisely the ways our theological traditions lend themselves to. If we do not, we too are responsible for watering those trees that bear ‘strange fruit.’

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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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If I Die in Police Custody – A Lament for Sandra and an Indictment of the System

Nikki Young explores why some have chosen to give the pre-emptive, post-mortem declaration, “If I die in police custody,” in response to the mysterious death of Sandra Bland.

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Eboni Marshall Turman on Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation

Angela Sims asks Eboni Marshall Turman ‘Five Questions’ about Turman’s book Towards a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation.

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Benjamin Mays and Anticolonialism: A Response to Sarah Azaransky

Sarah Azaransky, “Benjamin Mays’s The Negro’s God: Recovering a Theological Tradition for an American Freedom Movement,” Journal of the Society of Christian

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Five Questions for Vic McCracken: Christian Faith and Social Justice

Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views Publication Year: 2014     James McCarty: You make this statement in the

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