Charles Long, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, delivered this presentation on November 2 as part of the series "Have Mercy: The Religious Dimensions of the Writings of Toni Morrison." Read more about Video: Another Way Home
If ministry is a call, Willie Bodrick II had a clear response for most of his life: No.
"People say you run to your calling, but I ran from mine," Bodrick says. "Everyone told me all my life, 'You ought to be a preacher.' I never really felt like I was able to sculpt my own personality; everyone was imposing something upon me. So I found ways to avoid ministry."
An irrepressible wordsmith and Southern charmer who knows how to engross you in a story, Bodrick was born to an educator mother and a Baptist pastor father and raised in Atlanta. Read more about Marker of Faith