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Black Theology

Highrock’s Black Theology course explores how the faith experiences of Black Americans open up distinct ways of reading Scripture, shed light on the gospel’s liberating power, and model the importance of social engagement for all Christians. Central to this class is the theological claim that the faith of Black Americans is a gift to the whole church.

Black Theology is a great course for anyone who wants to become better equipped at relating their faith to everyday life and the prophetic call to solidarity and the ongoing work of God’s justice. In short, this class is not only about learning, but an invitation to transformation and encounter with the living God.

The discussion guide and videos for this course are available for small group and individual use. NB: The videos may be watched in order as you take the course, or may be viewed individually to learn more about a topic of personal interest.

Week 1


Week 2

Rev. Dr. Alex Gee: Black Faith & Perseverance

Week 3

M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D: African Americans and The Bible

Week 4

Tom Baskett: Black Spiritual Songs

Week 5

Prof. Aaron Griffith: Lynching and the Cross

Week 6

Prof. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom: The Beginnings of Black Theology

Week 7

Prof. Dennis Edwards: A statement on Black faith and Black Lives Matter