Our mission is to share insights from current research with ordained and non-ordained Oklahomans so that they can incorporate the best of contemporary biblical scholarship into their religious beliefs, practices, and responsibilities.

Upcoming Event

Lecture with Dr. Renita Weems on Gender and the Church, November 12th at 6:30pm

Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church
801 NE 5th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104

The Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems is a biblical scholar, an academic administrator, a writer, a blogger, an ordained minister, and a public intellectual whose scholarly insights into modern faith, biblical texts, and the role of spirituality in everyday lives make her a much sought after writer and speaker.

Upon her graduation in 1989 from Princeton Theological Seminary, Dr. Weems became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Old Testament.

She is the author of several widely-acclaimed books on women's spirituality and wholeness, including the influential Just A Sister Away.

She currently serves as Vice-President and Academic Dean at American Baptist College in Nashville.

OCU will also be hosting Dr. Weems on November 13th, with a lecture at 1:00pm in the Sanctuary and a conversation to follow in Watson Lounge at 2:30pm