This blog is a repost of a tribute Billy wrote in 2015 in honor of distinguished Biblical Scholar Dr. Randall Bailey. As a former student and teaching assistant of Dr. Bailey, Billy writes about the history of their friendship, Dr. Bailey’s scholarship and his contributions to Church and Society. He writes about the need to have other scholars rise up and take up the work of one of the most legendary black religious scholars of our time.
In this insightful and heartfelt post Billy writes about racial disparity in theological schools and the importance of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Billy also talks about the legacy of the recently departed Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon and he is personally thankful for her work and witness. If you are someone who cares about theological education and/or the contributions of black women scholars you need to read and share this!