Dr. Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr. is passionate about Black history, womanist theology, and the “Beloved Community.” This podcast combines all topics into one as Dr. Dobynes discusses being a man-womanist, the differences between womanism and feminism, the disrespect Black women have historically experienced, his thoughts on God being a woman, and so much more.
Our guest is alumnus Dr. Aaron L. Dobynes (https://www.shiloholdsite.org/pastor.html), who graduated from Union’s Ph.D. program in 2015. Dr. Dobynes is the senior pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) in Fredericksburg, VA. A native of Alabama, Pastor Dobynes is a fourth-generation preacher who met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the age of five. Pastor Dobynes self-identifies as a man-womanist and an advocate for women.
Host Dr. Paula D. Royster is a 2018 graduate of the Union Ph.D. program. The active scholar-practitioner and full-time professor is a two-time Fulbright Scholar recipient. She is also a member of the U.S. Department of State Diversity Speaker’s Bureau roster and served two years as a peer-reviewer for the Fulbright Commission. She founded the Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc (CAAGRI), a non-profit organization established to reunite as many African families as possible using genealogy research tools, historical narratives, and genetic DNA analysis wherever possible.