Graduate Theological Union

Angela Yarber

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Microaggressions in Ministry and Beyond

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

A book presentation by GTU alum Angela Yarber, continuing Starr King School for the Ministry's celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Master of Arts in Social Change program.

The Gendered Pulpit: Sex, Body, and Desire in Preaching and Worship

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:00am

GTU Student Lounge, 2465 LeConte, Berkeley

A Just Calling

By the Book | Pursuing Academia while in Ministry

by Angela Yarber (Ph.D. ’10)

For nearly 14 years I’ve had a foot in the church and a foot in academia.

I had planned to pursue a career in the performing arts, majoring in musical theatre or dance in college. A conversion experience in a Christian church in my late teens shifted my plans for life and career. Fortunately, wonderful religion professors quickly taught me that my calling in ministry can coincide with my gifts in the arts and my deep interest in feminism. As a college freshman, I served as a youth minister.

I often describe my calling as a stool. The seat is social justice and the three legs are the church, the academy, and the arts.

Teaching the Body to Pray

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