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“Or Should I Reprogram the Programming and Get Down?”: A Lesson from Janelle Monaé (A Seminarian’s Perspective)

Kyra BrownKyra Brown is a native of East Palo Alto, California and a first-generation college student.  She is pursuing her Master’s of Divinity, with an emphasis in Social Justice from Howard University.  Her ultimate goal is to work with the oppressed, and advocate for community-restoring justice and equality in both ecclesiastical and political realms.  She is a lover of art (dance, music, murals, poetry etc.), and seeks to integrate it into her healing work in the world.

[Kyra’s use of Hip Hop, faith, and God take us on a lyrical journey full of insight and wit. Check it out below!] Continue reading

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Truth & Lies: A Seminarian’s Experience With Bullying

V. WrightVerdell is an excited young preacher, a passionate scholar, and a social media nut. An alum of Howard University School of Divinity and a current student at Wesley Theological Seminary, he wants to use his research to create change in the lives of those around him. Verdell currently serves as the Youth Director for Lanham United Methodist Church in Lanham, MD. He also helps churches get their social media ministries off of the ground. You can find him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verdellanthony) or Twitter (@vee_wright).

[Below is his story about how childhood bullying impacted him throughout his adult life. It was a chance encounter in seminary that made Superman finally take off the superhero cape. Read his story below.] Continue reading

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