Sandbox Hosts Drew Hart – May 7th

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in General

On Sunday, May 7, Drew Hart will speak at Sandbox Cooperative. Drew is a professor at Messiah College with ten years of pastoral experience and will discuss his book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, which utilizes everyday stories, Jesus-shaped theological ethics, and anti-racism frameworks to transform the church’s understanding and witness. Now more than ever, this conversation is an important dialogue to engage in in the current political and religious climate.

This free event will be held at Studio 324, in downtown Rochester, Minnesota and will be simultaneously broadcast online at Doors open at Studio 324 at 6:30 p.m. with an opening reception featuring live music and free appetizers and beverages, and the live event and online stream begin at 7:00 p.m.

Sandbox Cooperative is an interactive forum for conversation, questions, and the exchange of ideas. An initiative growing out of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, its vision is to provide a platform for faith life conversations with a progressive theological lens that encourages questions, doubt, grace and exploration. Previously, Sandbox Cooperative has featured Mark Scandrette, Becca Stevens, Science Mike McHargue, and other nationally renowned speakers, teachers, and authors.

Online viewers will submit questions via Facebook and Twitter with the #sandboxcoop hashtag.

Event Details
Sandbox Cooperative with Heatherlyn
Sunday, May 7 at Studio 324, 324 S Broadway #100, Rochester, MN
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Event and Online Stream begin at 7:00 pm
More details at



Hart studied Biblical Studies at Messiah College, he attained his MDiv with an urban concentration from Biblical Seminary, and he recently received his PhD in theology and ethics from Lutheran Theological Seminary-Philadelphia. His work has included pastoring in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, working for an inner-city afterschool program, leading anti-racism workshops, adjunct teaching, and doing public theology. His dissertation explored the overlaps of white supremacy and western Christendom and how Black theology and Anabaptism aid us in untangling our lives from these realities. Hart’s blog is hosted at The Christian Century and he speaks regularly across the country. Drew and his family recently moved from Philly to Harrisburg, PA.