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7:30 PM CT via Zoom

Every teacher has one -- the lecture that they love the best, the one that they can literally feel in their bones when they deliver it in class. In this series we invite you to get to know United’s current faculty and get a taste of what happens in the classrooms at United. These favorite lectures will be delivered on Zoom, so enjoy it with a family member, invite a far away friend, or host your very own "watch party." Whatever the format, take this opportunity to learn what it is like to experience the transformative learning experience that happens in the classrooms at United.

Lectures are free to attend. If you have enjoyed this lecture series, please consider making a gift to United so that we can continue to provide programs like this.

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Playing the Game: Problems and Possibilities for Black Men in the United States

Gary Green, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Social Transformation

This lecture captures my current effort as a scholar and a Black man to understand what is necessary for Black men in the United States to survive and flourish. I analyze the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality as they relate to our unique struggles, focusing specifically on the connection between historical myths, political circumstances, and the relational re-creation of a society designed to undercut Black men’s attempts to survive and flourish at every level. Despite this cultural onslaught, however, I find unexpected pockets of hope that offer possibilities for new futures to be created where all can survive and flourish.

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We have archived them online for your enjoyment! Click the links below to watch them via YouTube.

"Benedictine Spirituality Outside the Cloister" by Rev. Dr. Molly T. Marshall

"The Theological Implications of Religious Diversity" by Dr. Demian Wheeler

"The Iconography of Advent: Images of Mary East and West" by Dr. Jennifer Awes Freeman