Category: Symposia

For it is only through understanding black culture as worthy of attention that we can feel it as worthy of enjoyment.

Race, Racism, Symposia

In a white supremacist culture, one crucial precondition of any true and faithful theological speech is repentance. True theology is not light but fire.

Ethics, History, Race, Racism, Symposia

Like all sacred texts, Jane Eyre does not simply offer clear, direct answers to the questions I ask of it. It requires, rather, the work of exegesis.

Symposia, The Politics of Sacred Texts

Perhaps most crucially, one needs to know by whose authority any particular “text” is so named.

Symposia, The Politics of Sacred Texts

…any consideration of the question of the political implications of naming certain scriptures ‘sacred’ will be severely limited if it is not attentive to sacred scriptures qua material (or digital) books.

Symposia, The Politics of Sacred Texts

The ironclad certainty with which accounts of King’s life, thought, and action are given itself evinces a misunderstanding of the questions that animated that life, thought, and action.

Current Events, Symposia, MLK 50

It is our critical memory that prompts us to ethical reflection on the anniversary of a grave injustice.

Current Events, Symposia, MLK 50

On this, the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, let us not only remember King’s life as prophetic critic but also his advice for living.

Current Events, Symposia, MLK 50

The power of the redemptive corruption of interdependence is energizing a coalition of trans, queer, immigrant, and disability voices (and their allies) to transform shame, challenge exclusion, and embody the sacred with their spirited practices/politics of toilet justice.

Toilet Justice

A toilet-seat protest displays the inextricable entwinement of white supremacy and cis supremacy, taking its place in the long pedigree of toilet-centered fears and bigotry.

Toilet Justice