Dr. Reginald Blount is the Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary who believes “the purpose of Christian education is to be emancipatory, to set people free to be children of God and co-creators with God. Many personal, social, spiritual, and institutional hindrances prevent the people of God from becoming all that God has created them to be. Christian education ought to provide an emancipatory pedagogy….” His research interests are in the areas of African American identity formation, adolescent and young adult identity formation, Christian education theory, Christian education and the black church, and African/African American spirituality. He is currently researching the role of the black church in the identity formation of African American youth. He received a BS from Tuskegee University, MDiv from Candler School of Theology, and PhD from Northwestern University (in cooperation with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary).