#BlackLivesMatter in Barbershop’s Love Letter to Chicago

I spent five formative years in my mid-twenties living in Hyde Park on the South Side, learning about racial divides and economic stratification in ways that only Chicago can teach. And Barbershop: The Next Cut is above all else a love letter to Chicago. The film finds Calvin’s barbershop sharing space with Angie’s beauty shop [Read More…]

Notes from an AAR

The American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature continue their annual meetings today and tomorrow in Chicago.  I’ve already returned home (to be back in the classroom!) from two full days of meetings and sessions and conversations, so I thought I’d share a glimpse into this theologian’s time there. On Friday, I wrote [Read More…]