In Memoriam: Dr. James Hal Cone “Father of Black Liberation Theology” (August 5, 1936 – April 28, 2018)

The Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience joins many across the globe in expressing our deep gratitude to God for the life, ministry and scholarship of Dr. James H. Cone. Since 1969, Dr. Cone served on the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and held the Charles A. Briggs…

50 Years Later (April 1968)

50 years ago this month, the prophet, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by a bullet to his neck while in Memphis, Tennessee. The date was Thursday, April 4, 1968. The time was 6:01 PM. An hour later, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Two and a half hours after the…

Black History Month Event Summary

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018   The recent Marvel record-breaking blockbuster, Black Panther, re-imagines the continent of Africa and more specifically the fictive nation, Wakanda, ripe with technological advances, overwhelming wealth and diverse representations of African cosmology, spirituality and sociology. For one who has studied the Kingdom of Aksum and the Ethiopian Empire, the idea of…

Jacksonville Symposium Summary

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An Ongoing Dilemma

By Lindse` M. Owens, (GCTS MACO 2020)     A typical Wednesday night of a Seminarian could very well involve church bible study, late night research papers, catching up on reading assignments or just simply spending time with family. A group of more than 50 individuals students & non-students gathered October 18, 2017, 6:30pm at…

ISBCE Statement on Charlottesville

The Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience (ISBCE) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary joins numerous Christian organizations and institutions in denouncing the hateful speech and domestic terrorism that lead to the loss of life in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. In addition to many physical injuries, many more across the country and globe…