Dr. Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks, Jr.


The Moral Failure of the Ryan Budget

In this election year, our country is facing many choices about leaders and approaches to governing that will have a profound effect on future policies. In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized. Ultimately, governmental budgets are moral documents that reflect the values, priorities, …

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The Right-Wing, the Bible and the November Elections

We are living in insane times. Like purveyors of a bad Orwellian joke, right-wing politicians and figures on the religious right too numerous to count have hijacked the meanings of justice and equity and, with cynical self-righteousness, have perverted them into something the biblical writers themselves would scarcely recognize. The Old Testament and the Gospel …

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Black Liberation Theory Creator James Cone Dies

ARISE NEWS pays tribute to the father of “Black Liberation Theology” James Cone. His books “Black Theology and Black Power,” “A Black Theology of Liberation,” and “God of the Oppressed” transformed the relationship many people had with institutionalized religion. His friend and colleague Dr. Obery Hendricks reflected on Cone’s legacy.  https://youtu.be/DJzy6Jfbvto

A Response to Justice Scalia on the Voting Rights Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO5NbUtYXLQ&feature=youtu.be Skepticism from conservative members of the Supreme Court, which is hearing a challenge to the Voting Rights Act, suggested the provision could be in danger. Obery Hendricks, professor of biblical interpretation at New York Theological Seminary, addresses why the law is needed.

Mitt Romney & Mormon Racism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JpaCcTqGsc&feature=youtu.be Obery Hendricks speaks to Ed Schultz on MSNBC about the apparent racist sentiments in the Book of Mormon and what Mitt Romney should say in response to those passages.