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Brian Bantum Associate Professor of Theology, Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA bantum@spu.edu

Brian Bantum comes to Seattle Pacific after spending 10 years in Durham, N.C., with his wife, Gail, and three children. Dr. Bantum received his Ph.D. in theology from Duke University and a master's of theological studies from the Divinity School at Duke University. Dr. Bantum's teaching and research focuses on the intersection of theology and identity exploring how the foundational claims of the Christian church serve to illumine the challenges and possibilities of discipleship in the modern world. His dissertation, Mulatto Theology: Race, Discipleship, and Interracial Existence, narrated the challenge of discipleship in a modern world fundamentally formed by race, and radically re-imagines Christian discipleship through Christ's body as both human and divine, a union of flesh and divinity that remakes the lives of disciples into a new people, a holy "mixture" of flesh and Spirit. While at SPU, Dr. Bantum teaches courses in theology and University Foundations courses in Christian doctrine and Christian formation.

Eric Barreto Luther Seminary Assistant Professor of New Testament St. Paul, MN ebarreto001@luthersem.edu

The Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained by Peachtree Baptist Church (CBF) in 2006. After completing a bachelor of arts degree in religion at Oklahoma Baptist University and a

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Profile for FTE Leaders

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FTE Christian Leadership Forum Information  

2014 CLF information for participants.

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