Andrew Krinks has a particular academic interest in topics surrounding the intersection of race, religion, and criminalization. Since completing his PhD at Vanderbilt, he is teaching and working on a project concerning how Covid-19 has effected individuals imprisoned in New Jersey. The essay we drew from for today’s conversation is one Andrew wrote for a journal a few years ago on embodied spiritual realities on death row. Andrew described his upbringing in a way many of us can relate to: white, middle-class, American, Christian. However, when Andrew went to college, he started to see his faith, not only through the individualistic lens he had growing up, but more communally. He, along with his wife Lindsey (Ep. 084), began asking some difficult questions to go along with the difficult circumstances they saw around them. Part of what they do now includes working with people experiencing homelessness in Nashville in a mutually affirming and dignifying way.
Connect with Andrew at andrewkrinks.com
Mentioned in this episode:
Soulful Resistance: Theological Body Knowledge on Tennessee’s Death Row by Andrew Krinks in The Other Journal
Praying with Our Feet: Pursuing Justice and Healing on the Streets by Lindsey Krinks
The Contributor, award-winning newspaper
LIFE Program, founded by Professor Richard Good at Lipscomb University
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
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