Drew G. I. Hart, Ph.D., is a professor of theology at Messiah University in Pennsylvania and the author of Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism and, most recently, Who Will Be a Witness? Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance. In addition to teaching and writing, Hart has served as a pastor in the cities of Harrisburg and Philadelphia and engaged in public theology, anti-racism workshops, and local community work.
Faithfully Magazine spoke with Hart by phone about his work as a public theologian and what it means for Christians in the United States to be a witness. The transcript has been edited for clarity.