In this episode Jeff and Emily talk about the stories we hear and tell, and how that shapes the way we see ourselves and others in the world. To dig into the question of identity, we talk to two storytellers, practical theologian Joy J. Moore and sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen.
Dr. Joy J. Moore. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor of Biblical Preaching, and she also serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She describes herself as an ecclesial storyteller, seeking to encourage theologically framed biblically attentive, and socially compelling interpretations of scripture so that we can understand the critical issues influencing our formation and contemporary culture.
Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and an expert on race and racism in Hollywood. Nancy is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism. She’s also the co-editor of a book called Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith and the Academy. She’s the host of the Disruptor’s podcast and she’s currently writing a book about her life through the films and television shows she grew up watching.