Raised along the Pacific Rim (Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan), Barnabas has over a decade of ministry experience in Chicago (with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) which drove him to investigate the theologies and philosophies undergirding Christian ministry praxes.
His research focuses on how Christian theology contributes to epistemic injustice and incarceration, its possibilities for midwifing re-existence on the other side of epistemicide, and its implications on divine revelation. While his academic work is theoretical in nature, Barnabas is a practitioner at heart, continuously motivated by the needs of hurting people. Currently, this is focused at Bethel Community Presbyterian Church where Barnabas serves as the Theologian in Residence.
Barnabas has directed various national conferences for Christian ministers and college students, led cohorts addressing theology, patriarchy, and recovering the Bible for wise living. In his spare time, he enjoys singing in a local gospel choir, a cup of light-roast pour-over coffee, baking sourdough, and musical theater (The Color Purple, Come From Away, and Sunday in the Park with George are favorites).
Fuller Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
BA in Communication Studies
Critical and Liberative Pedagogies, Hermeneutics, Decolonial Epistemologies, Epistemic Injustice, Womanist Theology & Ethics, Virtue Ethics & Epistemology
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