Willie Jennings

Dr. Willie Jennings is a world-renowned preacher, theologian, and author, specialising in racial and justice issues.

Dr. Jennings shared with us via video last year (see above) and now he’s coming to Christchurch! He’ll be sharing with us how the gospel renews people and places. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity – you won’t want to miss it.

Details: Wednesday July 13 | 7pm | South West Baptist, 244 Lyttelton St

Entry is free. We’ll be taking up a koha for Dr. Jennings after the event.

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Dr. Willie Jennings is a leading Baptist theologian and world-renowned scholar in a host of areas, including race, cultural identities, and creation and the church. He currently teaches at Yale University as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Africana Studies, and Religious Studies, and has served as a pastor at several churches in America. Read more.

“Sensitively descriptive writing. . . . This study lays out realities that must be honestly admitted.”

Nancy Hawkins, America

“[A] theological masterpiece.”

Chris Smith, Englewood Review of Books

“Jennings excavates the major theological issues involved as the old world encountered—violently—the new and engaged in displacement and racialization of the ‘subjugated’ peoples. At stake is a whole way of conceiving the self, the other, and the world of their mutual relations.”

Miroslav Volf, Yale University

  • Winner of the 2011 American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Constructive-Reflective Study of Religion category
  • Winner of the 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion presented by the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville