Welcome to “Am I an Evangelical?”, a conversation that centers the perspectives of women and black Christians, hosted by The Witness, a Black Christian Collective. Follow us at thewitnessbcc.com. This dialogue is facilitated by the official podcast of The Witness, “Pass the Mic”, which features “Dynamic Voices for a Diverse Church” (www.podasterystudios.com/podcast-pass-the-mic)
To answer this question, Pass the Mic podcasts hosts Tyler Burns (@Burns23) and Jemar Tisby (@JemarTisby) will have this conversation with Ekemini Uwan (Truth’s Table co-host), Lisa V. Fields (Jude 3 Project founder), and Katelyn Beaty (writer, speaker, editor at InterVarsity Press, and former Manager at Large of Christianity Today magazine)
Lisa Fields (@LisaVFields) graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Religious Studies and Liberty University with a Master of Divinity with a focus in Theology. Lisa is the founder and President of the Jude 3 Project and the host of the Jude 3 Project Podcast. She has spoken at evangelism, apologetic and biblical literacy events at various universities and churches. Follow her work at www.jude3project.com.
Katelyn Beaty (@KatelynBeaty) is a writer, speaker, and editor with Intervarsity Press. She is a graduate from Calvin College and also studied theology at Oxford University. She the first woman and the youngest person to become the managing editor for the magazine Christianity Today. Her first book, entitled A Woman’s Place was released in 2016. Katelyn has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New York Times and has commented on CNN, ABC, NPR, The Associated Press among others. Follow her work at www.katelynbeaty.com.
Ekemini Uwan (@sista_theology) is a writer, speaker, and podcast extraordinaire. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary where she won the 2015 Green Prize Award in apologetics. She has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mashable, and The Huffington Post Religion among others. She also hosts the podcast Truth’s Table with Dr. Christina Edmondson and Michelle Higgins. You can follow her work at www.sistamatictheology.com.
The Witness is a black Christian collective that engages issues of religion, race, justice, and culture from a biblical perspective. We aim to change the way Christians engage the church and the world by challenging them to think and act according to the holistic message of Christ. We consciously draw on the expansive black church tradition to address matters of personal faith while also speaking to issues of public righteousness.