Join Rev. Maberry as he chats with ’11 M.Div. graduate and current Senior Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives at Duke Divinity School, A.J. Walton. A.J.’s current role entails diverse responsibilities such as serving with graduate and undergraduate fellowship programs through the Purpose Project of the Kenan Institute for Ethics, working with Kate Bowler and Everything Happens, and storytelling related to anti-racism initiatives at Duke Divinity School. The thread that runs through his varied educational and career history is his interest in community impact and improving the lives of others.
Take a listen to hear advice for seminarians and those considering seminary including: not apologizing for your identities, finding common spaces that provide freedom and peace, and finding a mentor. You will also hear the answer to the burning question, “can you mail Bojangles sweet tea?” To check out the books A.J. is reading you can find A Song for You here and I Don’t Want to Die Poor here. He is listening to Jazmine Sullivan’s new album, and you can hear it here.