2020 Nevin Lectures. Encountering African American Christianity
3 Lectures and 2 Q&A Sessions
Note: The Nevin Lectures are an opportunity to hear from those outside of our tradition, and the views expressed in the lectures are not representative of a Theopolitan position.
Nevin Lecturer: Dr. Vincent Bacote, Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College
A half century after the height of the Civil Rights movement, the United States still simmers with racial tension.
The church is called to be a communion of reconciliation for all tribes, tongues, peoples, and nations. Tragically, the American church often reflects and even exacerbates racial divisions.
In many parts of America, the divide between back and white churches are as deep and persistent as denominational differences. We live in different worlds, and know little about one another.
As the 2020 Nevin Lecturer, Wheaton College theologian Vincent Bacote addresses this wound in the body of Christ.
His lectures ask why there is a “Black” church and describe the relationship of “Black Theology” to African-American churches.
Dr. Bacote explains how the unique gifts of the African-American churches can edify the catholic church, and calls white believers to build the kinds of churches that can receive these gifts.