Day: August 17, 2015

Maggi Dawn blogs about reading more women theologians

Maggi Dawn blogs about reading more women theologians

Maggi Dawn, Dean of Marquand Chapel and Associate Professor of Theology and Literature in the Divinity School at Yale, blogs about reading women theologians, and not just for their perspective on women’s issues. She cautions against assuming that men present ‘neutral’ theology, and that women provide less important secondary information solely from their perspective as women.

From the blog:

When people ask about “women theologians” the subtext is often “I need to read about “women’s issues” in theology so I need a female […]

Attendance at black churches remains steady while others decline

Attendance at black churches remains steady while others decline

Photo from Alfred Street Baptist Church

The Huffington Post explores an interesting phenomenon revealed in the statistics of declining church attendance; traditionally African-American congregations have held steady, even among millennials, a group whose lack of attendance at other churches is a significant factor measuring decline.

The Huffington Post suggests that the churches fulfill important social roles in their communities.
From the article:

There are numerous reasons why some black churches retain their members, but, most prominently, the church has played a historic role in black life that has […]

Julian Bond, civil rights leader, has died at 75

Julian Bond, civil rights leader, has died at 75

Julian Bond rose to prominence in the 1960s, advocating for civil rights, and remained active until recently. He was the N.A.A.C.P. chairman in the 1990s, and spoke in favor of marriage for same-sex couples.

A number of outlets have profiled him since his death:

Official announcement from Southern Poverty Law Center
New York Times
NPR (No transcript yet, just audio)
The Root writes that Bond considered running for president in