Author Event: Martha Kearse - Sun Is Up


Why didn’t it work? Why does nothing I ever do to help create racial reconciliation seem to make the slightest difference? What should I be doing? What is the price of doing something that matters? First as a teacher, then as clergy, one white, female minister struggles to understand what the real lessons of racial justice in America are, particularly for those people of faith who claim to love everyone, and what the work of those same, white, people of faith might be in making things right.  

Author Bio: 

A Virginian by birth, Martha Dixon Kearse has divided her years between central Virginia and Charlotte, NC. Daughter of two Baptist ministers (one paid, one not), Martha grew up with her brother, Dave. She attended, in order, The College of William and Mary, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Gardner-Webb University’s M. Christopher White School of Divinity (twice) and has many letters after her name, none of which get her a grande vanilla non-fat latte at Starbucks. She is married to the wonderful Henry Montjoy Kearse, Jr., and is the insufferably proud mother of Mattie, Conner, and Anna, with many extra children on the side. The people of St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, supported her call to ministry, and formed a minister out of some rough clay; the people of Peakland Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA are currently affirming her call.  





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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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