Episode 157

“The Blood of Jesus is the Bridge, not my Back” with Ekemini Uwan


April 9th, 2019

56 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

Are y’all ready? We have one of our great friends on the podcast today. Ekemini Uwan joins us to talk about her recent traumatic experiences at The Sparrow Conference and all of the things. We talked about anti-racism, secondary trauma, the power of speaking to our black kinsmen, and speaking the truth in love. Break your notepads out for this one. Ekemini drops some gems!

Read more about Ekemini’s experience at the Sparrow Conference in an article by our very own DeeDee Roe “Captive Audience: A Black Woman’s Reflection on the Sparrow Conference”: https://thewitnessbcc.com/captive-audience/

Read Ekemini’s open letter here “The Blood of Jesus is the Bridge, not my Back” by Ekemini Uwan: http://www.sistamatictheology.com/blog

Ekemini’s PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ekeminiuwan

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Follow Ekemini on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/sista_theology

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Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian who received her Master of Divinity degree in 2016 from Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS) in Philadelphia, PA. She is the co-host of Truth’s Table podcast alongside Michelle Higgins and Dr. Christina Edmondson. During her time at WTS, Ekemini won the 2015 Greene Prize in Apologetics Award. In 2018, Christianity Today named her among “10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing.”

Her writings have been published in the Huffington Post Black Voices, Christianity Today, and The Witness: A Black Christian Collective to name a few. Her insights have been quoted by CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker among other publications.

“Evangelicals and the Loss of Prophetic Imagination” by Sharon Hodde Miller: https://mereorthodoxy.com/evangelicals-loss-prophetic-imagination/