Malcolm Foley serves as the Special Advisor to the President of Baylor University for Equity and Campus Engagement as well as the director of the Black Church Studies Program at Truett Theological Seminary. He is also a pastor at Mosaic Waco, an intentionally multi-cultural, non-denominational church in Waco, TX.
Foley holds an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School focusing on the theology of the early and medieval church and a Ph.D. in Religion (Historical Studies) from Baylor University. His dissertation, “Ought We Kiss the Hand That Smites Us?: Black Protestants in the Age of Lynching, 1890-1919” investigates African American Protestant responses to lynching from the late 19thcentury to the early 20th century. His current work revolves around racial violence both past and present and seeks to broadly address how communities can resist the violence inherent to racial capitalism. He has contributed to Christianity Today, Mere Orthodoxy, and other outlets.
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