This week on the Intersectionality thread, Angela sits down with Old Testament scholar Rev. Dr. Renita Weems to talk about how Christians can widen the metaphorical table of Bible interpretation to examine biases, face difficult passages, and be formed by different perspectives. Dr. Weems discusses how race and gender and class represent multiple systems that interrogate our context and should challenge us as we read the Bible in community with one another. As Dr. Weems warns us, “Always remember interpretation is about power and those with power determine which interpretation becomes the dominate one.” Resources mentioned in the conversation: Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope by Joan D. Chittister and Franciscan Media Check out these Mutuality magazine issues from CBE: Learning Lament, Building Empathy, and Joining our Sisters at the Intersection of Race and Gender Womanist Theology: Unraveling the Double Bind of Racism and Sexism
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