“I love teaching courses that bring theology and anthropology together, that is, the knowledge about God and about people. I especially love teaching the courses on Womanist Theology; Black Theology; and Race, Gender, Sexuality and Class. It’s very important for spiritual leaders to be culturally competent and we work, in my classes, to help students gain that competence."
Linda E. Thomas
Professor of Theology and Anthropology
In her own words:
“My desire is to theologize about what it is that God would have us do with the complexities of the world. We especially need to learn from people who have been marginalized or dominated.
“As a United Methodist minister, I have served as a mission pastor and also as a pastor of a very affluent church. Anthropology contextualizes theology. Pastors need to be able to adapt their knowledge to their context. At LSTC we impart the knowledge that students need for their own various contexts.”
Co-chair of the Womanist Theological Approaches to Religion group of the American Association of Religion (AAR)
Coordinator for the Women’s Commission for Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT)
Mentor for the United Methodist Church Women of Color scholarship program