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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ordained. Baptist. Dancer. Feminist.

Those four words describe Angela Yarber.

Angela is a doctoral student in Art and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where she concentrates on dance in comparative religions. She received her M.Div from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta. Angela has ministered in local churches for eight years (though barely my elder, she was my youth minister during my 12th grade year at FBC Lyons, Georgia).

Angela currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Arts and Education at Shell Ridge Community Church, an American Baptist congregation. As a feminist and professional dancer, she delights in defying popular Baptist stereotypes and embracing the core and historical Baptist principles, like the separation of church and state, priesthood of ALL believers, and the autonomy of the local church.

All that said to announce that Angela has put her kid's sized foot into the blogosphere to promote a little "unity amidst diversity" and the upcoming Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant.

So, check her first post out at Rev. Ang's House.

Editor's note: I take credit for the crappy blog design. I also take credit for the blog title which was inspired by an afternoon of reruns of MTV's only family-oriented reality show - Run's House - starring Rev. Run, former frontman of the rap-group RUN DMC and also an ordained Prosperity Gospel minister.

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