Kadrian Hinton is an InterVarsity Campus Staff Minister in Central and West Ohio, where her ministry is focused on Black undergraduate students. She is an artist and poet and is passionate about the depths and implications of the gospel on campus and in the city.
I often think about the gospel and how it was presented to me. It was in the country roads of southern Arkansas, where my grandmother sang in the choir of a Black church. It was the hands raised, the strength of the Black women, and the rapping of the pastor that excited my soul. It always struck me that pain, joy, and hope could coexist.