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William E. Pannell Center

Resources for the Community

Browse Pannell Center articles, videos, and podcasts. Our resources gather the insights of scholars and practitioners for your work and ministry in and outside of the church. For additional resources, visit the David Allan Hubard Library’s Pannell Center Resource Page.

MLK Lectures


Hip Hop Hermeneutic

Dwight Radcliff, director of the Pannell Center, explores the history of the African American church and Hip Hop as a lens for interpreting Scripture

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Bridges and Marchers

Quotes from Fuller Seminary’s “Do Black Lives Really Matter?” panel trace a narrative arc from suffering to hope

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Forgiveness and Justice: Two Keys to Reconciliation

Ethicist Hak Joon Lee refutes evangelicals who think forgiveness alone is sufficient in achieving reconciliation

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Working Together Toward Racial Reconciliation

Professors Joy Moore and Bill Pannell together offer comments on reconciling race

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FULLER dialogues: Black Public Theology

Leaders from the Black academy and the Black church explore ways to foster greater interaction between Black theology and the Black church and community

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Can “White” People be Saved: Reflections on Missions and Whiteness

Yale professor Willie Jennings discusses “whiteness” as a sociocultural framework in which missions developed and imperialized the locations on which it descended, and offers a way to uncouple Christian faith from whiteness

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Story Table: Reconciling Race

Fuller community members share personal stories around "reconciling race" at FULLER studio’s Story Table

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Conversing: David Bailey on Reconciliation

David Bailey, founder and executive director of Arrabon, shares about his work in racial reconciliation and the need for the church to repair society’s broken systems

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Conversing: Willie Jennings on Race

Yale professor Willie Jennings discusses race with President Mark Labberton and reframes fraught social problems around a theology of place

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John M. Perkins on Legacy

Civil rights activist John M. Perkins talks with President Mark Labberton about the role of protest in a life of faith and how he supports a new generation of leaders advocating for social change

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Utilizing the Scholar and Preaching Outside the Temple

Candace Shields, bishop and pastor at Twice Called Christian Center, discusses the divide between Black theology and the Black church, arguing that a greater collaboration between the two would foster transformation within African American communities

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Contact Us


Dwight A. Radcliff Jr.
Director, William Pannell Center for African American Church Studies


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Mailing Address: 135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91182