Teaching to help one another become ourselves requires a different model of education. Nurturing the curiosity of teacher and learner would need new forms and new functions. Daring to be creative might help shift the paradigm of theological education. Dr. Nancy Lynne Westfield hosts Dr. Brian Bantum (Garrett-Evangelical Theological)
On this very special Thanksgiving episode, I invited Dr. Brian Bantum to help me identify and unpack our origin stories - from Adam and Eve to Thanksgiving. These are the narratives we all construct to help us understand the world around us as we experience it. Brian is the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago (though he lives in Seattle with his wife Gail Song, a Korean-American pastor, and their three sons.) Brian has his PhD from Duke University and considers how Christians encounter and speak about God as they make sense of their world. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES: Keri Day Wil Gafney Angela Parker Anne Joh Seattle Peoples Party Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery FIND BRIAN: Redeeming Mulatto The Death of Race Instagram - I’m Annie Mesaros: a theologian, writer, spiritual guide, and host of this podcast. I offer coaching and facilitation for individuals and groups that are working to transform the world for good. Learn more, contact me, and stream the full archive of God Help Us at anniemesaros.com.
In this episode Dr. Brian Bantum shares a reflection of his own story as a person of color. When the weight of racism, white supremacy, and xenophobia lay heavy on our shoulders—we can only find rest, strength, and solidarity in one another.
June 18, 2018 | 2018 Annual Karl Barth Conference"'Clothed in Flesh': The Artist, Liberation, and the Future of Barthian Theology”Speaker: Brian Bantum, Associate Professor of Theology, Seattle Pacific University