BSAP Faculty Gathering

Dear Black Scholars and Professionals Faculty Friends,

You are invited to the second gathering of our new series, entitled Celebrating our Scholarship, for Black Faculty and Administrators. In this series, we will celebrate and learn from one another in our areas of research and experience. We will also have time to pray for and encourage one another.

Join us on Tue. May 23 at 12:30 pm ET/ 11:30 am CT/ 10:30 am MT/ 9:30 am PT/ 6:30 am HT

Come hear Dr. Joshua Settles, an African American scholar now living in Ghana, discuss how African spirituality shaped the Black American Christian church, especially Black Pentecostal and Spiritual church traditions. He will show how and why these African links were erased and marginalized in African American church history.

Register at: and the Zoom link will be sent the week of May 23 to those registered. Please feel free to save, download, post and share, the image below to invite your colleagues. We look forward to hosting you!

Topic: The Primal Spirituality of Black American Christian Faith
Description:  The story of Black American Christianity, especially from the angle of its underlying African primal spirituality, has not been fully told.  That spirituality is most evident within the Black Pentecostal and Spiritual church traditions, which have mostly been overlooked.  There is a history behind this erasure and marginalization.  This presentation provides a basic overview of the reasons for this history of marginalization.