Black History Month Q & A

In honor of Black History Month, Patheos invited a half a dozen black thought-leaders and activists — today’s black history makers — to share their responses to six questions about their work, their inspiration, and the racial justice movement. Here, Claremont School of Theology Professor and AME minister Monica Coleman responds. The Rev. Dr. Coleman … More…


Faith and Depression at Christianity 21 Phoenix #C21PHX

  I had a great time speaking at Christianity 21 on January 22, 2015.  Christianity 21 discusses ways to live a better faith through 21 big ideas presented by 21 voices in 21 minutes each.  It was an amazing experience where I talked about how Christianity does and does not address the experiences of those who … More…


The Black Church and Sexual Assault

Ebony.com recently featured a series on Sexual Assault and African American communities organized by colleague and survivor, Lori Robinson.  Lori has written an important book about surviving and healing from sexual assault.  She conducted an interview with me where I talk about how black churches can best respond to sexual assault in the community. Here … More…


Virtual Book Tour with NOT ALONE

I’m going on Tour! A virtual book tour that is! Come join me as I stop by the following blogs talking about my book Not Alone, faith and depression. All before Ash Wednesday – to get ready for Lent and reading through Not Alone.         Thursday, February 27, 2014 Rhetoric, Race and … More…


Personal Interview with The AYG List

This past week, I had the privilege of talking with my friend and colleague April Yvonne Garrett on her radio show, The AYG List. We had planned to talk about how mental health challenges are showing up in the news headlines and some of my thoughts about advocacy and faith. But our discussion took a … More…


What is Liberation Theology?

Blogger Rachel Held Evans invited me to answer questions from her readers in her “Ask a Liberation Theologian” column.  Here are my responses: From Benjamin: I grew up in pretty conservative evangelical circles, where liberation theology was generally ignored (or, if mentioned, might have been described as just another version of the “social gospel”). How would … More…


Losing Faith, Finding Hope: A Journey With Depression

Many people describe depression as a kind of intense grief. It is a deep sadness. It’s like heartbreak, agony and despair all at once. I think depression is worse than grief. Grief usually has an identifiable cause. There are stages. People understand why you are sad. It eases with time. I find that depression is … More…


Womanist Theology + Process Theology

Catch me talking about how womanist and process theologies go together on the Homebrewed Christianity podcast here  


What is Process Theology?

Podcast Homebrewed Christianity asked me about my take on process theology and here I am talking about it.  Listen here  


Monica A. Coleman talks about religious pluralism and Jesus with Homebrewed Christianity

Monica A. Coleman talks about religious pluralism and Jesus with Homebrewed Christianity.


Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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