March 2010

Growing up in Michigan, I learned to love football. There are few things as exhilarating as playing football in fresh snow...

By Dr. Willie James Jennings
Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies
Duke Divinity School

Growing up in Michigan, I learned to love football. There are few things as exhilarating as playing football in fresh snow, running, falling, and jumping with imaginations filled with images of becoming professional football players. My friends and I channeled the actions of our football heroes even if we lacked their actual skills.

As a member of the Pauli Murray Steering Committee and participant in a Pauli Murray reading group at Asbury Temple UMC, I am having my own sense of history turned upside down.

By Dr. Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Professor of Theology

Duke Divinity School

As a member of the Pauli Murray Steering Committee and participant in a Pauli Murray reading group at Asbury Temple UMC, I am having my own sense of history turned upside down. By “sense of history” I mean my family history to be sure, but also my larger conception of U.S. history and church history.