In this episode, Dr. Pedrito Maynard-Reid gives a presentation titled “JUSTICE: A Radical, Prophetic Call to the Academy and the Pew.” This presentation was the 2017 “Distinguished Faculty Lecture” at Walla Walla University.
Pedrito is the Adventist Peace Fellowship Board of Directors chairperson. He is also a professor in the Walla Walla University School of Theology, Assistant to the WWU President for Diversity, and the university’s ombudsman. He has a bachelor’s degree in theology from West Indies College; a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and three degrees from Andrews University—an MA in religion, an MDiv, and a doctor of theology.
For the sake of show length, I have removed the question and answer period at the end of the presentation. However, I encourage you to engage this conversation by viewing the video recording of the presentation, which is linked below.
Pedrito is introduced by his daughter, Natasha Maynard-Pemba.
Presentation Introduction: Prophets, ancient and modern, have challenged the church and the nation to let justice roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. The call of the prophets has been “whole” – personal and social, individual and corporate, religious and secular. They brought hope to the hopeless, and provoked the powerful. They confronted the comfortable, and ministered to the marginal. We need a radical, biblical, prophetic voice in the halls of academia and in the pulpits of the worshiping community. Where are the pastoral and professorial prophets today?
Download the event program as a PDF document: DFL Program 2017.
00:35 – Natasha Maynard-Pemba provides the introduction.
03:17 – Pedrito Maynard-Reid begins speaking.
Link: Lectureship webpage
Link: 2017 lecture video
Thank you for joining us for this presentation. If you hear other Adventist sermons or presentations that focus on some dimension of peacemaking and social justice, let us know. We’re always looking for quality presentations to share along with our regular interviews.
SUPPORT: Your support means a lot to us, so if you appreciated these conversations, we hope you’ll share the podcast with others. And we welcome your donations to support future episodes of Adventist Peace Radio. You can donate online at adventistpeace.org/donate.
MUSIC: Our theme music is “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, via Free Music Archive.
DISCLAIMER: And as always, our disclaimer: Adventist Peace Fellowship is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports work for peacemaking and social justice building upon the values of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition. We are not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any content, opinions, statements, products or services offered by Adventist Peace Fellowship, are solely those of our organization, and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.