Lunch & Lecture Series 2013-2014
Dr. Evelyn Parker – "The Elephant in the Room: Conversations about Race with Youth" (February 5, 2014)
What's on a youth pastor's list of tough topics to talk about with teenagers? Teen suicide? Sex? Violence in dating relationships? While pastors struggle to find words for these tough topics with teens, occasionally race and racism surfaces when youth speak about interracial dating, hate crimes at schools, and growing up biracial. What is the tacit message about the church, the congregation, and its leaders when a youth pastor avoids talking with teens about race? What are best practices that maintain ecclesial and communal integrity? This lecture will focus on ecclesial, anthropological and practical ways to tackle the tough topic of race with youth.
Dr. Evelyn Parker is the Assocaite Dean for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University
This lecture was cancelled due to inclement weather, but check out Dr. Parker's lecture from the Transforming the City Summer Session.
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