Mitzi J. Smith

Mitzi J. Smith, Associate Professor of New Testament & Early Christian Studies. Ashland Theological Seminary/Detroit Center. She lives in Michigan and loves Detroit ballroom dancing, exercising, biking, traveling, and painting in her free time. She is a tenured professor at Ashland Theological Seminary where she is entering her thirteenth year of teaching biblical and black church studies. Her latest book is Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction.

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One day in 2009 after President Obama took office, I walked into my Greek exegesis class at Ashland Theological Seminary in Detroit and one of two white male students asked, “Dr. Smith, don’t you think we live in a post-racial society given we have elected a black President and here ...

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