June 20, 2021 – “You Can Dish It Out, But Can You Take It?”

Listen as Rev. Brandon T. Maxwell reflects on Job 38:1-11 in a sermon entitled “You Can Dish It Out, But Can You Take It?” Brandon engages the text and God through a 21st century black lens asking God, “Where were you?”

Brandon is the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs at Columbia Theological Seminary. Brandon hails from Nashville, Tennessee – the music capital of the southeastern United States and home to a recent insurgence of hipsters. He is a graduate of Belmont University where he was a dual-degree student in Business Administration and Religion. Brandon moved to Atlanta to study at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. At Candler, Brandon focused on race, ethnicity, and gender studies and received a certificate in Religious Education. He also spent a year abroad at the University of Göttingen (Germany) where he studied intercultural theology and communication.

When he’s not at Columbia you may find Brandon building up his foodie chops by trying out a new restaurant. Banshee (East Atlanta) is one of his favorites at the moment. Brandon also loves Broadway show tunes. If you’re ever in the mood for a sing-a-long, let him know. He’ll certainly join in – especially if you’re singing something from The Color Purple, a musical inspired by the work of Alice Walker. But be prepared to have a (lengthy) discussion after you sing, because musicals are one of his favorite resources for theological reflection.