This is the blog of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School. We are excited to provide a space where we can reflect together on issues of theology, scripture, congregational life (past, present and future), Christian identity, racial and gender identity, faith, and life together as God’s people. This is also a space where Duke Divinity School faculty members and colleagues elsewhere can reflect on their work and their thoughts on topics at the intersection of these issues. Some of the regular commentators on this blog will be black faculty members and alumni working on the frontlines of ministry, mission and scholarship. They will be sending us their dispatches from the trenches! We also invite you into this conversation. Feel free to reply and respond to what you read.