Public Theology

Racial Reconciliation Hustlers and my Progressive Christian Case for Reparations

In this provocative piece Billy writes about the current industry of Christian based racial reconciliation and failure to address the work of restorative justice. Billy lays out how theologies of reconciliation too often fall short and provides a way forward for progressive minded Christians who support reparations as an important step of reconciliation.

Black Churches and the Neglected Public Pastor-Theologian

In this insightful post Billy lifts up the importance of the public pastoral model of ministry.  He also shows how this model of ministry has been neglected in contemporary life because it's not as sexy as some other models.  In addition, Billy shows how the public minister tradition, though marginal, has always been an important part of American social life and then he concludes by offering a clarion call for the rise of more public pastor-theologians.