Wednesdays Nights: Prayer @ 6P; Study @ 6:30P
As we begin to grapple with all that’s happening around us, I’m inviting us to start with what the church has traditionally called “self-examination.” More specifically, we are going to spend the weeks of June deconstructing the ways in which Christianity in America has been entangled with ideologies and systems of white supremacy.
Our guide for this study will be Dr. Kris Norris, author of Witnessing Whiteness: Confronting White Supremacy in the American Church. Dr. Norris is a Visiting professor at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA and a consultant for the Center for Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.
This short course will take the followng schedule:
1) What is whiteness? (June 10th)
1) Where did whiteness come from? (June 17th)
2) What can I do about it? (June 24th)
Both the prayer service and the study will take place on Zoom. Please RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com to participate. Hope you can join us!
Dr. Kristopher Norris is formerly a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Public Theology and Program Consultant for the Center for Public Theology. Norris taught classes in the areas of Christian Ethics and Public Theology and co-directs the National Capital Semester for Seminarians with Prof. Mike McCurry. He helped develop Wesley’s new Faith & Public Life Immersion experience through the Center for Public Theology. He has published two books and several journal articles on church practices, faith and politics, and just war theory, as well as the ethics of Bonhoeffer and Barth, and his current research is at the intersection of church, race, and politics.
This year, Dr. Norris begins a faculty position at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA, which is the flagship seminary of the Episcopal Church. He is an ordained Baptist minister from North Carolina.