Episode 11: Biblical scholar Wil Gafney, author of A Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church, Year A and Year W

A conversation with biblical scholar Wil Gafney on using Twitter in the classroom, Jesus and Hagar, the problem with racialized binaries, gender expansive language, and more
October 13, 2021

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Here in the 11th episode of Madang, I talk with biblical scholar and Episcopal priest Wil Gafney,  who teaches Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne; a commentary on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah in the Wisdom series; and Daughters of Miriam. She is co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible. Gafney is canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of North Texas; she is a former Army chaplain and congregational pastor in the AME Zion Church. She is the author of a Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church and translator of its biblical selections. The first two volumes have just been published: Year A (of the three-year cycle) and Year W (a standalone volume), and we discuss them in this episode.