Drick Boyd

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The Unfinished Life

This past summer I celebrated my 65th birthday. When it comes to age there are certain numbers in our culture that carry extra significance;18,21, 40 and 65 are such numbers. On that particular day,...
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The Problem is Not Trump, Its Us

Could WE be the Problem?The recent series of gaffes, insults and “mis-statements” by President Trump have brought another round of calls for action by Democrats, and muted criticisms coupled with...
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The Preacher and the Pedagogue: Two Men Whose Lives Continue to Impact Me

During this year (2018) many have noted two events that occurred 50 years ago (in 1968) that continue to have an impact on the lives of people around the world; I am one of those so-impacted. Even...
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Plantation Jesus – Book Review

I was asked by Englewood Books, a Christian bookseller, to review the following book for them. Below is the substance of that review.Book Review: Skot Welch, Rick Wilson, & Andi Cumbo-Floyd...
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I’m a popular educator, college professor, activist and scholar. I want to share my experience, expertise and services to individuals and groups seeking to create healthy and vibrant communities

Just Released: Paulo Freire: His Faith Spirituality and Theology

Co-author James Kirylo and I explore the Christian faith of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, best known for his critique of traditional “banking” education methods, and his development of critical pedagogy.  He is also considered one of the founders of popular education, linking learning with concrete action for social and political change.  However, little has been written about his personal faith.  We explore the spiritual and theological implications behind his thinking, political action, and fundamental concepts such as conscientization, humanization, conversion to the people, utopia and the primacy of love.  We also highlight Freire’s long time interaction with liberation theology and his difficult relationship with the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America.  The book also contains a moving foreword by Freire’s wife, Ana Maria “Nita” Freire. For seasoned readers of Freire, this book presents a unique perspective on his life and work.  For those unfamiliar with Freire, it is a good introduction to one of the seminal educational thinkers of our era. 

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