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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.

Dwight Radcliff speaking at 2020 MLK Celebration
Bill Pannell and Trey Clark

Emerging Black Scholars

The Emerging Black Scholars program is a one-year mentoring cohort, allowing a dozen students to take a deeper dive into the formation they need for their contexts. Students accepted into the EBS program participate in a writing retreat, intimate Zoom sessions with leading Black scholars and practitioners, and receive book stipends to assist them in their studies.

Applications are open from July 26 to August 31, 2022.

Articles

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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Videos

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Living Legends Banquet

Celebrating 50 years of the William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies

FULLER dialogues: Theology and Protest

African American leaders in the church, the community, and academia, in conversation with Dwight Radcliff, academic dean for the Pannell Center, discussed their work of activism and advocacy toward justice, as well as the theologies that drive protest.

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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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Audio

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Conversing: Dwight Radcliff on Black Pain

Dwight Radcliff, assistant provost for the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies, speaks about the systems of oppression and generational trauma that plague Black communities and challenges the church to own a theology that responds rightly to suffering rather than dismissing it.

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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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Contact Us

Staff

Dwight A. Radcliff, Jr.
Academic Dean
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Lisa Smith
Program Coordinator
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Kayla Johnson
Program Assistant
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