Judson University Chapel to feature 'Beyond Colorblind' series
Judson University's Chapel Ministry will feature a series next week during chapel titled "Beyond Colorblind," highlighting the importance of diversity and Black History Month within the Judson community.
The series will commence at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Feb. 18, 20 and 22, at the Herrick Chapel, 1151 N. State St. in Elgin.
Featured speakers will include spoken word poet Propaganda, Ray Chang, and Rev. Charlie Dates. These events are free and open to the public.
The weeklong series will begin on Monday with spoken word poetry by Propaganda.
A Christian spoken word poet and hip-hop artist, Propaganda's work highlights the challenges of racial violence from his own upbringing in Los Angeles, Calif. He has released seven albums thus far, most recently releasing the album "Crooked" in 2017. During chapel on this day, Judson will host many families visiting during Preview Day.
Ray Chang, ministry associate for discipleship at Wheaton College, will continue the discussion on Wednesday. A native Chicagoan, Chang has lived all over the world during his time with the Peace Corps in Panama and in various former positions. He has also travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Central America. Holding a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chang will join the conversation about race relations in America.
The Rev. Charlie Dates, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, will conclude the series on Friday. Dates earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, with his original research focusing on the health of proclamation in 20th century Black churches in Chicago. Most recently, his church hosted the Faith & Politics Forum on Jan. 21, which sought to bring a biblical view to the political and social issues facing the city of Chicago.
Judson University brings together students of various backgrounds in a Christ-centered and biblically based community. With a commitment to diversity and social engagement, the "Beyond Colorblind" series will engage current issues of race relations in light of the gospel.
For more information about the upcoming chapel series, visit www.judsonu.edu/chapel/.