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Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

Conclusion/An Interview with Myself

Describing the Work I am a writer, scholar, minister, and womanist. I work to promote healing, wholeness, and liberation for all people, but especially Black women. My work focuses on empowering Black Christian women to come to love their bodies and sexuality, and I hope to do this through teaching, preaching, writing, and research. This… Continue reading Conclusion/An Interview with Myself

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

Developing a Healthy Christian Sexual Ethic with Baptist Values

Many a brand has been built on purity culture. Books like I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which the author has now renounced, peppered the shelves of Christian men and women. Women flock to movements like True Love Waits or Pinky Promise with the thought that if they stay pure and save themselves for marriage, if they… Continue reading Developing a Healthy Christian Sexual Ethic with Baptist Values

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

A Gen Z Take on the Future of the Church

As an older GenZer, I have complicated feelings about the Church as an institution. I’ve grown up in Black Baptist churches, Black nondenominational churches, and multiracial nondenominational churches. And I think there’s something each of them have to offer that I’ve struggled to find. I appreciate the history and legacy of the Black Church as… Continue reading A Gen Z Take on the Future of the Church

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Introduction to the Project

This project was part of a ministry exploration project that I began in August of 2021 with funding from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). Around that time, I began to explore what it would mean for me to identify as a womanist and work to understand my ministry call as that focused on the… Continue reading An Introduction to the Project

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

Theology: A Matter of Life and Death

The interviews in this project make evident the ways that theology is a matter of life and death. One interview even uses this language. In my first semester of seminary, one of my professors shared that our theology and hermeneutics or Biblical interpretation is a matter of life and death. That has stuck with me,… Continue reading Theology: A Matter of Life and Death