Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence. New York University Press, 2019

Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter. Westminster John Knox,2006

Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence and Resistance Ethics. New York University Press, 1999

Co-author with Karen Oliveto and Kelly Turney. Holy Conversations: Talking about Homosexuality, A Congregational Resource. Pilgrim Press, 2005

Edited Volumes

Our Family Values: Same-sex Marriage and Religion, Vol. 2 of Defending Same-Sex Marriage,3 vols.Series editor, Mark Strasser. Greenwood/Praeger, 2006.

Co-editor with Elizabeth Bounds, Pamela Brubaker, Jane Hicks, Marilyn Legge, Rebecca Peters. Justice in the Making: Feminist Social Ethics by Beverly W. Harrison. Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Racial Justice” in Robin Lovin and Joshua Mauldin eds., The Oxford Handbook of Reinhold Niebuhr. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.

"Confronting U.S. Moral Hypocrisy on Child Soldiers, Inventing Antiracist Solidarity" in Susan Wilhauk, ed, Female Child Soldiers, Gender Violence and Feminist Theology, (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).

Interview, Black Agenda Report, January 2019. Read here >

“Black Bisexual Queering of Anti-Violence Christian Ethics” in Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism (Liverpool University Press), Special Issue: Method, Pedagogy, Power and the Question of Black Queer Theology, January 1, 2019, Volume 60, Issue 1. Read here >

“#Time’sUp for Church Excuses” in Ray Waddle, ed., Reflections: Sex, Gender, Power: A Reckoning, Fall 2018: 47-49. Read here >

“Is Christian political theology too conservative to undermine sexual violence?” Political Theology Network, October 29, 2018. Read here >

Interview, On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis, ed., George Yancy, (Oxford University Press, 2017).

“Actively Listening to Testimonies about Rape Culture and Religion” in Teaching Theology & Religion, Special Issue: Teaching Sexuality in the Classroom, eds, Kate Ott and Darryl Stephens, 20, no. 2, April 2017. Read here >

“The Prophets and Ethics” in The Oxford Handbook of The Prophets, ed. Carolyn J. Sharp, (Oxford University Press, 2016).

“Intersections: A Zimbabwe-U.S. Class,” co-authored with Maaraidzo E. Mutambara in “Intersectionality in Theological Education,” Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, editor, Spotlight on Theological Education Religious Studies News, April 2015. Read here >

"Gay Rights and the Misuse of Martin" in The Domestication of Martin Luther King Jr.: Clarence B. Jones, Right-Wing Conservatism, and the Manipulation of the King Legacy, eds, Lewis V. Baldwin and Rufus Burrow Jr. (Cascade Books, 2013).

"Civil Rights Rhetoric in Media Coverage of Marriage Equality Debates: Massachusetts and Georgia" in From Every Mountainside: Black Churches and the Broad Terrain of Civil Rights, ed., R. Drew Smith (State University Press, 2013).

"When a White Man-God is the Truth and the Way for Black Christians" in Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do?, ed., George Yancy (Routledge, 2012).

"A Moral Epistemology of Gender Violence," in Ethics That Matters: African, Caribbean, and African American Sources, eds., Marcia Y. Riggs and James Samuel Logan (Fortress Press, 2012).

"Reinhold Niebuhr on Realism," in Beyond the Pale: Reading Ethics from the Margins, eds., Stacey Floyd-Thomas and Miguel A. De La Torre, (Westminster John Knox, 2011).

"Extending Black Feminist Sisterhood in the Face of Violence: Fanon, White Women, and Veiled Muslim Women," in Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy, eds., Maria del Guadalupe, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale L. Marcano (State University of New York Press, 2010).

"What Does Anti-Racist Feminist Christian Social Ethics Look Like?" in New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views, eds., Mary Hunt and Diann Neu (Skylight, 2010).

"Using Women: Racist Representations and Cross-Racial Ethics," and "Response to Mayra Rivera" in Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans on Popular Culture and Religious Expression, eds., Anthony B. Pinn and Benjamín Valentín (Duke University Press, 2009).

"Gendered Legacies of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Leadership," Theology Today, Vol. 65, 1 (April 2008).

"Learning to Build Christian Community: Males, Whites, Heterosexuals Wanted for Leadership," in From Midterms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings, ed., Allan Hugh Cole Jr. (Eerdmans, 2008).

"Naming the Problem: Black Clergy, U.S. Politics, and Marriage Equality", in Our Family Values: Same-sex Marriage and Religion, ed., Traci C. West (Praeger, 2006).

"Roundtable Discussion: Must I Be Womanist?: Response", Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Vol. 22, 1 (2006).

"A Space for Faith, Sexual Desire, and Ethical Black Ministerial Practices," in Loving the Body: Black Religious Studies and the Erotic, eds., Anthony Pinn and Dwight Hopkins (Palgrave, 2004).

"Visions of Womanhood: Beyond Idolizing Heteropatriarchy," Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Vol.58, 3-4 (2004).

"Reinhold Niebuhr and Harlem Activists," Annual for the Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 24, 1(Spring/Summer 2004).

"The Factor of Race/ethnicity in Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children," Concilium, 3 (June 2004).

"Mind, Body, Spirit: Sexism and the Role of Religious Intellectuals," in The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered, ed., Jerry G. Watts (Routledge, 2004).

"Policing the Sexual Reproduction of Poor Black Women," in God Forbid: Religion and Sex in AmericanPublic Life, ed., Kathleen Sands (NY: Oxford University Press, 2000).

"Religious Diversity in My Life and Work: Jewish-Christian Relations," World Council of Churches, Interreligious Dialogue, 2000. Read here >