Chanhee and I discuss a paper she wrote about the troubles the church has in dealing with the intersectionality of human identity including race, gender, sexuality, nationality and ethnicity. We focus in on Korean immigrant churches structures of power and then to the purpose of church writ large. Can church be a home for minority peoples and how can it be when it preaches problematic ideologies from the pulpit and perpetuates hegemonic norms that regulate and create “otherness?”
Sarah Elizabeth Smith is a theologian, teacher and coach in Oklahoma City , OK. She is in the ordination process in the Episcopal Church Diocese of Oklahoma and leads Pub Theology gatherings for various churches in OKC. Sarah also played softball at the University of Notre Dame where she studied Catholic Systematic Theology and holds two masters degrees—one from Northern Colorado in Sports Administration and one from Vanderbilt University in Theological Ethics. She started the Theosophia podcast in December 2017 to empower and promote women’s voices in theology and religion.