The Brady Theology and Mission Lectures: Reggie Williams

Social Incarnational Engagement: What the Black Church Can Teach the Rest of the Church About Mission

June 6th, 2019 @ 7-9pm

June 7th, 2019 @ 9:30am-Noon

American is continually divided by race and politics. Our churches are no different. How do we do mission in a world and a church divided the haves and the have-nots? How can we learn from the black church in how to live on mission and be the church?

Join renowned theologian Reggie Williams as he casts a vision for a church engaged with the world. He will lead us in how to incarnate the good news and foster an imagination for the work of justice and social engagement.



Pre-April 15th: $5.00/lecture 

After April 15th: $10.00/lecture.

An event like this would normally cost at least $100 to attend. Northern Seminary is so committed to resourcing local pastors, we are asking you only to help with the cost of keeping the lights on and the coffee hot. $10 per lecture


Thursday Evening, June 7 (7pm–9pm)

Lecture 1: Dr. Reggie Williams

Friday Morning, June 8th (9am–12:00pm)

Lecture 2: Dr. Reggie Williams with panelist


Presenter & PanelistS


Dr. Reggie Williams book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance (Baylor University Press, 2014) was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in 2015, in the field of religion. The book is an analysis of exposure to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals, and worship at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist on the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, during his year of post-doctoral study at Union Seminary in New York, 1930-31.

Dr. Williams’ research interests include Christological ethics, theological anthropology, Christian social ethics, the Harlem Renaissance, race, politics and black church life. His current book project includes a religious critique of whiteness in the Harlem Renaissance. In addition, he is working on a book analyzing the reception of Bonhoeffer by liberation activists in apartheid South Africa.

Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011. He earned a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller in 2006 and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Westmont College in 1995. He is a member of the board of directors for the Society for Christian Ethics, as well as the International Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion and Society for the Study of Black Religion.

Panelist Forthcoming!!

This Lectureship is organized by Northern’s Master’s in Theology and Mission

Master of Arts Theology and Mission

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