Rice calls Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt , published in 2005, the beginning of a series chronicling the life of Jesus . The second volume, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana , was published in March 2008. The third book in the series, Christ the Lord: Kingdom of Heaven , has been postponed.
Walker has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. In 2010 she delivered the annual Steven Biko lecture in Cape Town, South Africa. Among her many intellectual interests, she is currently exploring the relationship between spirituality and creativity, and also between health and creativity. Walker’s research on this vital set of interrelated questions has placed her in conversation, both private and public, with such world figures as His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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A major ongoing critique about womanist scholarship is the failure of many scholars to critically address homosexuality within the black community. Walker's protagonist in Coming Apart uses writings from two African-American lesbians, Audre Lorde and Louisah Teish , to support her argument that her husband should stop consuming pornography. She posts quotes from Audre Lorde above her kitchen sink. In Search of Our Mother's Garden states that a womanist is "a woman who loves another woman, sexually and/or non-sexually", yet despite Coming Apart and In Search of Our Mother's Garden , there is very little literature linking womanism to the lesbian and bisexual issue. Womanist theologian Renee Hill cites Christian influences as the cause of the lack of sympathy towards heterosexism and homophobia .  Black feminist critic Barbara Smith blames it on the Black community's reluctance to come to terms with homosexuality.  On the other hand, there is an increase in the criticism of heterosexism within womanist scholarship. Christian womanist theologian Pamela R. Lightsey, in her book Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (2015), writes, "To many people, we are still perverts . To many, the Black pervert is the most dangerous threat to the American ideal. Because the Black conservative bourgeoisie has joined the attack on our personhood, Black LGBTQ persons cannot allow the discourse to be controlled such that our existence within the Black community is denied or made invisible."  An additional critique lies within the ambivalence of womanism. In Africana womanism and African womanism, the term is associated with black nationalist discourse and the separatist movement. Patricia Collins argues that this exaggerates racial differences by promoting homogeneous identity. This is a sharp contrast to the universalist model of womanism that is championed by Walker. The continued controversy and dissidence within the various ideologies of womanism serves only to draw attention away from the goal of ending race and gender-based oppression. 
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