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Reading the Bible with D.L. Mayfield

June 22, 2020

Show Notes

In this episode, which I recorded with D.L. Mayfield at the beginning of May, we talk a little bit about her new book, The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Autonomy, Affluence, Safety, and Power (, and more about how those and other values might affect the way we read the bible. Listen to D.L. talk about her journey in decolonizing her bible reading, and go read her new book!

Note: I recorded the intro almost a couple weeks ago, so the things I reference happened at the beginning of June.

Book review:


Dr. Wil Gafney

Lisa Sharon Harper,

Kelley Nikondeha

Walter Brueggemann

Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow Contact:


Music by Matthew Scott

Special thanks to Mason Mennenga, who mixed the show, and to Charlie, who needs to give all of these development projects a rest and get some sleep.