Add new comment

We often tend to use shorthand during our production process, and you caught me using some when I talked about "black theology." I think we're referring to a specific type of socially critical preaching that we've come to associate with civil rights leaders, and African American preachers before that and after that. There's a broader spectrum than just Cone. He represents some slice of that spectrum that seemed to be helpful for some listeners.

"Theological driver" and therapy, yes, I think many forms of what we'd call ideology have that effect. It becomes so specific to its audience, though. And at surface value, that seems more immediately useful. This thing about the Samaritan woman's story is that it does indeed get us thinking not about "my identity," but moving past that, the exclusivism, so something more useful at a human level.

I'm glad for icebergs!