Joshua L. Lazard, the inaugural C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel, is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center. He is also a musician, and an armchair cultural critic in the area of race, religion and politics with the hope of advancing both the community and humanity at large. He goes by the online moniker of The Uppity Negro.
// Sunnivie Brydum is a senior correspondent for RD, where her reporting focuses on "religious freedom" efforts as they impact LGBT Americans. An award-winning investigative journalist, Sunnivie is the former managing editor of The Advocate, whose writing has also been featured in Vox and Bustle. Find her on Twitter @sunnivie.