Grow Center Micro Course: America’s Caste System

Join Northern professors, Dr. Gerald Dew and Dr. James Kent

This course is designed to study America’s Caste System and its contribution to the establishment and maintenance of White Supremacy and how the two have impacted the Church. Secondly, we will consider our findings through a biblical and theological lens. From that consideration new thoughts and new patterns of behavior may emerge.

Jan 11th, 25th ||| Feb 8th, 22nd ||| March 8th

7-9:40pm CT 

  • Free to current students, not seeking academic credit (0 credit hours) contact Kent Lau at 
  • Only available for credit for new UL students. Contact Linda Owens at 
  • $39 for alumni & $49  for the general public.



Northern Seminary alumni and general public register here:




Director of the South Side Center for Urban Leadership and Affiliate Professor of Leadership

Reverend Dr. Gerald M. Dew is the pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. He is married to the lovely Marva Dew and is the father of Reverend Samuel and Eboni Dew. Pastor Dew serves his congregation as a prolific preacher, visionary teacher, and fearless leader. He is a strong believer in the power of God’s word and God’s people. Pastor Dew serves as Affiliate Professor of Ministry at Northern.

Affiliate Professor of Ministry

James Kent, Affiliate Professor of Ministry at Northern, has a D.Min. in Marriage and Family and is a long-time senior pastor of an active northern Michigan church that has focused on community outreach and growth in its rural setting. He teaches classes in rural ministry, youth ministry, counseling adolescents, clergy family care and equipping lay persons. Dr. Kent also serves as the Director of D.Min. Theses Evaluation.


Upon completion participants will receive an endorsement (Continuing Education Unit) from the Grow Center for Church & Mission, Northern Seminary.

Session 1

Jan. 11, 2021 – American History and the Establishment of Caste

Session 2

Jan. 25, 2021 – The Symbols and Inertia of Caste – Backlash, Hate Groups

Session 3

Feb. 8, 2021 – Caste Not Race

Session 4

Feb. 22, 2021 – White Supremacy and the Complicity of White Evangelical Churches

Session 5

March 8, 2021 – Where Do We Go From Here?


Questions? Contact Mike Moore at


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