AnonymousDeleted UserDecember 8, 2020 at 6:14 pm
These are such good questions, Yising. The answers are, of course, complex and varied. I wonder if it comes down to a matter of *calling* – what is God calling us to? It will look different for each one of us, even if there are shared and overlapping features.
It does seem to me worth pointing out that James Cone is himself an academic theologian, doing this work and raising these questions from inside a (white) academic institution. In some ways, he was able to talk and write about these things in a different (not better) way than others living out their calling in different ways. I hope it’s not a copout to say that there are some very pressing, difficult questions about vocation involved in answering these good questions you are raising!