To close out our political series, we looked at ways the church’s practices can transcend the narrower political systems that end at every nation’s geographic boundaries. Rev. Dr. Mike Graves, Professor of Preaching and Worship at Saint Paul School of Theology, led us in a discussion about the political power of common practices like Communion.
In every political system, some people have more access, power and privilege than others. Rev. Dr. Wallace Hartsfield II joined us to discuss the United States’ recent political history, citing various ways our political system works (and doesn’t work) for white folks, black folks, and other minorities living in our borders. Dr. Hartsfield is Pastor of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Central Baptist Theological Seminary