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Chandra Clark Snell
1 POSTS 0 COMMENTSChandra Snell, Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Florida A&M University Wesley Foundation, where she is also Assistant Professor of Speech, and sometimes adjunct faculty in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. She earned her B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Communication/Speech from Florida State University. After perceiving a call to ministry with college students/young adults, she returned to school in 2015, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Theological Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a Certified Candidate for ordained ministry (deacon track) in the United Methodist Church. Additionally Snell currently serves on the board of Wisdom's Wellspring, a UMC-related residential facility for young women in crisis, and a member of the Westar Institute's Praxis Forum, which seeks to bridge academic theology and the larger world. In addition to the intersections of rhetoric, gender and race. Her scholarly interests also include women in the New Testament, vocational discernment, spiritual autobiography, and women's religious/spiritual leadership.
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A strong connection to a specific church or denomination can give us a feeling of comfort, heritage, and belonging, but in a culture that demands we categorize everything, defining oneself by a denomination can also get in the way of centering our identity first and foremost in Christ...
For many years I have also believed that a symbol other than the cross should be at the center of Christianity. The emphasis on the cross leads to the glorification of violence and death rather than the love and abundant life that Jesus taught.