Guest/Bio: This week we bring back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Drew Hart. Drew G. I. Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he recently defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is a part-time professor for several PA seminaries and schools but in the Fall of 2016 he begins teaching full-time as an assistant professor in theology at Messiah College. Drew spent most of his young adult years leading and mentoring black and brown youth as a pastor, working for an inner city after-school program, and working closely with Philadelphia based nonprofits. Today, along with teaching theology, Drew is currently passionate about partnering with community groups and churches to facilitate anti-racism training and seminars, as well as delivering lectures, talks, and sermons. Regularly speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges, Drew brings together his pastoral experience with his academic training to challenge the Church on a variety of topics. He has been particularly invested in conversations on white supremacy and racism and their entanglements with western Christianity, but Drew also speaks and writes about Christian discipleship, western Christendom, Christian history, liberation and oppression, peacemaking and nonviolent resistance, urban ministry, social media, etc. Drew has a Christian Century hosted blog entitled ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’, while also writing occasionally for The Mennonite as well. Guest Published Works: “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing The Way The Church Views Racism” & the forthcoming book, “Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism For God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance.”
https://www.drewihart.com https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/taking-jesus-seriously https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=TakingJesusSeriously&loc=en_US
For other episodes on race/racism: Ep. 35 w/Dr. Drew Hart, Ep. 78 w/Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Ep. 103 w/Drew Brown.
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