2020 Scholar in Residence

2020 Scholar in Residence

Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Crystal Hall
Walking with the Risen Christ: Opening Scripture and Breaking Bread
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

In her presentation Dr. Hall will explore Luke’s Road to Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35) and the way it connects with our lives as those who walk with the risen Christ now and how we are called to share this good news of resurrection.

Dr. Crystal Hall’s research and teaching address the call to justice. Her research interests include Paul’s writings, poverty and wealth in the Roman economy, ecology and liberation theologies. Her commitments include empire criticism, reading the biblical text within its historical contexts of empire, as well as feminist theory. She works to privilege voices that have historically been excluded from the classroom and the church.

Through the Contextual Bible Study methodology, Dr. Hall works to read the Bible prophetically with communities struggling against the structures that keep them marginalized. In addition to her work as an academic, Dr. Hall is a trained organizer and political educator. She has worked with organizations that draw on long lineages grounded in human rights, environmental justice and the leadership of the directly impacted. She has worked on staff with organizations including the Poverty Initiative (now the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice), United Workers and the Sierra Club.

Dr. Hall is a proud partner of Luis Larín. They reside in Baltimore. Dr. Hall enjoys salsa dancing, gardening and home improvement projects.

Registration is $10 per person and must be postmarked by April 1. More info on payment options on registration link below.

Free child care is provided, but all children must be registered by using this link: