The Theological Commons at MTSO welcomes Rev. Olu Brown, author of Normalizing Next: A Post COVID-19 Resource for Church Leaders and former pastor of Impact Church in Atlanta, for a virtual event, “A Space-Making Gospel,” at 7 p.m. Eastern March 31. Brown’s appearance is hosted by two MTSO student groups, the Black Seminarians’ Network and Love Is for Everyone (LIFE).
The event is free and open to the public. Advance Zoom registration is required and available here.
Olu Brown is a graduate of Gammon Theological Seminary. During his time at Impact Church, it became one of the fastest-growing United Methodist churches in the country.
In an interview for an October 2021 article in Atlanta publication The Reckoning, Brown spoke about his belief in a social-justice framework that includes support of the LGBTQ+ community: “If you're going to fight for Black Lives Matter and say that you got to get your foot off my neck, and then in the next breath you tell your own brother and sister that they can't get married because they're in a same-sex relationship—that's an injustice. If you're going to fight for justice for one, you've got to fight for justice for all.”
Those who plan to participate in “A Space-Making Gospel” are encouraged to read the full Reckoning interview here.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Danny Russell, communications director