Rev. Carl Kenney

Award-winning columnist and novelist
Carl W. Kenney II is Co-Producer of God of the Oppressed, an independent documentary film on black liberation and womanist theologies. He is working on this film with Dante James, a three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker for work on Eyes on the Prize, Slavery and the Making in America and Harlem in Montmartre. He is the Producer/Creator of Legacy, a television series that addresses the impact gentrification has on the life and witness of the black church. He is Culture Columnist for Durham Magazine and a freelance journalist with work appearing in The Washington Post, The Religious News Services, Sojourner Magazine and numerous other publications. He is former Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Journalism, weekly Columnist at the Columbia Missourian and a former Adjunct Instructor at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. He was named North Carolina’s top serious columnist by the North Carolina Press Association for his work with the News & Observer in 2011. He served as pastor of churches in Durham, NC and Columbia, MO. He received his Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Duke University and was named a Fellow in Pastoral Leadership and Development of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Princeton Theological Seminary in 2005. He is featured in Melissa Harris-Perry’s award-winning book Barbershops, Bibles & BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, which examines how his sermons and social commentary shaped political views as Pastor of Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, NC. George Curry’s book The Best of Emerge Magazine features how his scholarship as a black liberation and process theologian led to the formation of the first documented ministry aimed at offsetting the impact of domestic violence within the context of the black church. He is featured in Craig S. Keener’s books Women, Wives and Paul and Black Man’s Religion. He is the author of two novels – Preacha’ Man, Backslide – and the soon to be released My Daddy’s Promise, a book that chronicles his experiences as a caregiver.

 

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Part of a weekend program, including:

Saturday, June 1, 2019 // 2 to 5 PM
Interfaith Dialogue 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 // 7 PM
Public Talk 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 // 7 PM
Public Talk 

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