We unfortunately weren't able to fit the following clips into the original episode due to time constraints, but we still wanted to give you a chance to listen! The two clips cover the origins of the AME Zion Church and the commonalities across different Methodist denominations. Rev. Dr. William L. Johnson, III, is a St. Louis native who has served as a presiding elder and as a pastor of several African Methodist Episcopal Zion churches across the country. Rev. Dr. Johnson currently serves as a Chaplain at Christian Hospital in St. Louis and as the Minister of Young Adult and Cross-Cultural Outreach at University United Methodist Church.
About Today's Episode: Today’s episode approaches the subject of Ferguson through Dr. Leah Gunning Francis’s new book, Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community. A United Methodist layperson, Dr. Gunning Francis is the current Associate Dean for Contextual Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis and will be starting as the Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in the fall of 2016.
For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ
About Today's Episode: Today’s interview with Rev. Dr. Cody Collier centers on why people of faith need to talk about race and what are some good practices for these important conversations. A United Methodist minister, Rev. Dr. Collier has pastored churches in Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri. He has also served in various administrative roles, including as District Superintendent and in his current role as Special Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development. In addition, Rev. Dr. Collier has served on numerous state, national, and international boards and agencies for The United Methodist Church.
For the accompanying Faith and Race Small Group
Curriculum, see: https://goo.gl/ZRwNRZ