Sep 19, 2018
Richard Pinder is a
retired assistant professor of history at Johnson & Wales
University. Richard taught courses on world history, leadership,
religion and civil rights. He has presented extensively on the
civil rights legislation. He had a 40-career in education teaching
at all levels of instruction from elementary school to middle and
high school to community college and private universities. Richard
taught in the Michigan and Florida public school systems before
relocating to North Carolina. He earned a B.A. in theology from
Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, and a M.A.T. in history
from Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Michigan.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in
partisan news, faith in an evidence-based world, and the rewards of
IN THIS EPISODE
- Richard discusses the news cycle and how it impacts his
passion for politics.
- He reflects on the many layers of his
childhood growing up in Savannah, Georgia.
- He talks about how the way he was disciplined and the
validation he received from his church shaped him.
- He notes the reverence he gained for sacred
spaces and the sacraments.
- Richard remembers attending Pine Forge Academy
- He answers whether he has gone through life resisting
authority and discipline.
- He recalls his ‘foolishness’ as a young man and coming
to find himself.
- He discusses wanting to become a minister and attending
- Richard reveals what became his ‘bread and
- He considers whether Christianity has held its
- He states his view on faith in an evidence-based
- He shares what he likes best about
- Richard answers what the level of education he enjoyed
teaching the most.
- He describes the course on civil rights he
- He reveals what he would want to do every day
for the rest of his life.
- He reflects on the Black Lives Matter
- Richard answers what he wants his grandson to
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