Forums Spiritual Theology 4.1: God of the Oppressed Reply To: 4.1: God of the Oppressed

  • Anonymous

    Deleted User
    December 2, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    As a pastor who leads more as priest than theologian, I resonated with Cone’s question, “What difference does it make if one should ‘prove’ a philosophical point, if that point has nothing to do with spreading freedom throughout the land?” But it’s the last part of his question that I have been really chewing on. As I’ve been preaching about hope in the midst of a white awakening to racism, and an invigorating resistance to oppression by black people in America, and as I preach about hope in the midst of a global pandemic, how much of what I am preaching is connected to “the songs and tales of black slaves” which point us to actual freedom for “black, red, and brown people?”