What to Expect
1. Each class will be 90 minutes long (Zoom), including time for Q&A
2. Taught at a master’s degree level based on biblical exegesis and critical thinking
3. Copy of slides provided with the presentation to make it easier to follow
4. Booklet provided after the lecture with the presentation manuscript, added notes and references, and suggested questions for group discussion
Master Class Breakdown
February 13, 7:30 pm central time
Class 1: The Gospel According to Wakanda: Social Justice and the Ministry of Jesus - $129
The Black Panther movies depict different ways in which the characters choose to interact with the world on issues of power and injustice. From this fictional work we can draw parallels to the present-day culture, to the church, and most importantly, to the teachings and ministry of Jesus. This class will explore these connections and present a biblical theology of social justice that pastors and other leaders may use to enhance their own understanding and teach and lead ministry in their churches.
February 20 – 7:30 p.m. central time:
Class 2: Black Jesus Syndrome: Culturalism and Identity in Christ - $129
The recent emphasis on the ethnicity of the Jews of the Bible and of Jesus Himself has impacted the church, in some cases, significantly. Brought to wide notice by rapper and fashion designer Kanye West (Ye), and basketball star Kyrie Irving, the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement (BHI)has met with both acceptance and rejection among Christians. Though BHI is not a religious movement, some of its teachings have been theologized.
This class will examine the issues involved and address them biblically, challenging believers to consider the place of culture and ethnicity in their belief system and worldview. This presentation is not for minorities only. Though it uses black nationalism as an entry wedge, the special focus is on Jesus and the new identity that is received through New Birth in Him.
Please Note: Class 1 has already taken place. Class 2 is still available for purchase.