PODCAST | Evolution Of The Black Church: Pre-slavery—Missionaries In Africa With Dr. Eric Washington
February is Black History Month, and to continue learning about the establishing, evolution, and culture of the black church, we spoke with African American Christian leaders and educators to guide us through the history of the black church and the critical purpose it serves as part of the full Kingdom.
These conversations cover some of the critical events from 18th Century African History all the way up to current events in an effort to help us appreciate the roots and establishment of The Black Church.
In part one of this series, our Director of Special Initiatives & Operations and Executive Search Consultant, Chantel McHenry spoke with Dr. Eric M. Washington, Associate Professor of the History Department and Director of African Studies at Calvin University. He shares the pre-slavery origins of The Black Church, exploring the work of missionaries in Africa from 1750-1850. Dr. Washington’s insights shed light on some of the lesser-known details of the origins of Christianity in Africa, including the other early-African religions, the purpose of missionaries in Africa, and how these events tie into what we see in mission work today.
We've also broken down the conversation into a blog post.
At Vanderbloemen, we value constant improvement, and invite you to walk alongside us as we learn more about how to better love and serve the whole church. We hope you enjoy Chantel’s conversation with Dr. Washington.
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