When I was the pastor of a large Baptist church, people often came to me asking me for help. These requests tended to be about domestic relationships, trauma from grief, or spiritual counseling. But an appeal from a young woman in my congregation about becoming a cancer researcher resonates with the new work I am doing since giving my last sermon as pastor in August 2021. At the time, the woman was a student at Hampton University, a historically black school in Hampton, Virginia. She told me she wanted to become a cancer researcher, but wasn’t sure how to enter the field.
A preacher’s new calling: Connecting neuroscience researchers as a way to advance social justice
February 23, 2022