By Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones and Caroline Triscik

Asking God to Be God: An Interview with Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones

“There is something to a community that trusts God, that recalls God's words and God's promises to us, and that asks God to be God in horrible situations. It's the kind of prayer that also asks us to move our feet. — Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones

In this episode, WAP Associate Caroline Triscik interviews professor and minister Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones. They discuss her research on Mary, the mother of God, explore the age-old question of why God allows suffering, and touch on a bit of everything in between. Offering her personal spiritual insights and professional expertise, Amey Victoria gives us a glimpse of her journey to become a professor of theology and African studies and why she continues in her vocation even in the midst of challenges.

You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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About the Author

Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones is Assistant Professor of Theology and African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Her scholarship specializes in Mariology and black feminist thought. A graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and Duke Divinity School (MDiv), Amey Victoria received her PhD in Religion from Duke University in 2016 with a Certificate in Feminist Theory. She is the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate from the school in the field of theology and ethics.

Caroline has served with InterVarsity since 2002 as a campus staff member in northwest Indiana and most recently in central Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on creative writing from Purdue University in 2002 and is currently working toward a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Messiah College. Caroline, her husband, John, and their three children live in “the sweetest place on earth,” otherwise known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she likes to read, discover new music, and attempt to train her uncontrollably exuberant Labrador retriever, Pax. Caroline is an associate with Women in the Academy and Professions.

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