A. D. Thomason's Prophetic Burden to Write Permission to Be Black


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Some writers write because they want to stay popular or current with the latest trends; Adam Thomason writes from a prophetic burden and a message of hope and empathy for those who are struggling with their black identity. He has seen too many people who continue to carry pain and anguish from surviving as a black man or woman in our country, and he wants for them to experience freedom from these mental and physical burdens and stresses. And he has borne those burdens himself, from surviving as a black boy in the streets of Detroit to experiencing rejection due to the color of his skin. He tells all these stories and more, including performing several of his spoken-word poems, in this wide-ranging and compelling conversation. You'll also learn the unique backstory of how his striking cover was developed and created.
About A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason:
A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason is a speaker, poet, and award-winning filmmaker. He has spoken around the nation and in places such as Sudan, South Africa, China, and Palestine. As an adjunct professor at Kilns College, he teaches on human rights, de-colonizing your faith, and filmmaking. A native of Detroit, A. D. has more than seventeen years of experience preaching and teaching the peace of Jesus in ethnically divided countries, cultures, and communities. He and his wife, Dawntoya, live in the Atlanta area with their family. You can find more about A. D. and see a video of his cover image creation on his website.

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About the Hosts:

Maila Kim, Co-Host
Maila is a marketing manager at IVP; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. Follow Maila on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Ed Gilbreath, Co-Host
Formerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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