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Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Paula Hall

Pastor, Scholar, Program Manager Describing the Work I’m a womanist for sure. I have a womanist Biblical interpretation and a womanist theological foundation. If you understand womanist thinking from the beginning when Alice Walker wrote her book and then when all of the scholars like Renita Weems and Patricia Hill, Emile Townes, Cheryl Sanders, all… Continue reading An Interview with Rev. Dr. Paula Hall

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

Acknowledgements for the Project

I want to take time to thank those who supported me and made this project possible. First, I am so grateful to the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) for providing me with a ministry exploration grant that allowed me to complete this project. It was at the 2021 virtual Christian Leadership Forum where we were… Continue reading Acknowledgements for the Project

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

The Bible Isn’t So Clear: On Sodom and Gomorrah

I can recall sitting in church and hearing the pastor say that homosexuality was a sin. I know it was said because I have it in my journal with my sermon notes. I accepted it as truth because “God said it. We believe it. That settles it.” And I adapted the mindset of “love the… Continue reading The Bible Isn’t So Clear: On Sodom and Gomorrah

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

A Queer Manifesto for the Black Church

An Assignment Submitted for My Queer Theology Course, Spring 2022, Dr. Peng Yin Out of love for the Black Church and a desire to see it grow and be sustained, the Minister Deirdre Jonese Austin, Master of Divinity student at Candler School of Theology, intends to defend and expound upon the following statements in reflecting… Continue reading A Queer Manifesto for the Black Church

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Interview with Camille Hernandez

Writer/Theopoet and Interdisciplinary Artist; Author of the forthcoming book The Hero and The Whore Describing the Work I am a writer, specifically a poet, interdisciplinary artist, but I focus mostly on naming violence and healing from violence or healing from trauma and currently working on a project that is specific to sexual trauma and sexual… Continue reading An Interview with Camille Hernandez