Dr. Boykin Sanders and Dr. Greg Howard discuss how faith plays a critical role in moments of crisis and racism. In this episode, we will also explore the response of the Black Church years ago, compared to 2020.
Dr. Boykin Sanders the Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek and Senior Research Scholar in Religion and Culture at STVU. He has served as visiting professor at James Madison University, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Palmer Theological Seminary, and Payne Theological Seminary and has lectured on a broad range of topics focusing on religion, culture, and politics in the United States, the Caribbean, and throughout Africa. A guiding idea informing his writings and pedagogy is that a responsible reading of the New Testament requires its readers to view it as an expression of left out/oppressed voices seeking restoration and liberation within a colonial context. Though somewhat faint now under the hammer of majority voices and canonical authority, Dr. Sanders claims that these left out/oppressed voices still register their objections and challenges to the values and appropriations of orthodox and imperial voices. His view is that the New Testament is basically the story of enslaved and exiled peoples seeking salvation in a troubled world.