I caught this story on Twitter and could not, well, okay, I believed it. Invited to make a speech at a seminary located in Ohio, a state absolutely essential to Presidential and national politics, James Hal Cone has cancelled his appearance due to threats. Interestingly, Cone’s recent book, The Cross and The Lynching Tree is now REQUIRED reading for Trinity Lutheran students. I think personally it’s a start in the right direction. Wish more seminaries and schools of theology would make texts written by women and people of color require reading, you know, instead of Barthian propaganda. But I digress.
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation?
- Theologian James Cone to Speak at Trinity Church This Saturday (planetprinceton.com)
- Roger Olson’s Series on Horace Bushnell And A Few Words of Caution (politicaljesus.com)
- Ohio seminary cancels lecture after phone calls (sfgate.com)