Blog : Black Church

James Cone on Tavis Smiley’s State of the Black Church. “The Black Church is more interested in the Gospel of Success.”

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Mama Itihari talks about the role of Spirit work in community building.

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Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III talks with Dr. Frank Thomas about everything preaching, i.e. preaching mentors, social justice preaching and church growth, hardest sermon to preach, sermon preparation, preaching texts of terror, and his support for the PhD program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric.

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Dr. Randal Jelks talked about the role of African American ministers in politics.

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By Heber Brown, III, I recently read an article published by the Black Youth Project entitled, “The Black church can engage more Black millennials by bringing politics back into the pulpit” by Maya King, a journalism student at Howard University.  After outlining some generational differences, suggesting that social media posts are more powerful than Black […]

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Oakland, CA — Following a white nationalist, Ku Klux Klan-sponsored “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Black church faith leaders and denominations, today joined other clergy in announcing a “Weeks of Righteous Resistance” initiative to push back on hate and racism. Prompted by the hostile treatment of fellow faith leaders — Rev. Traci Blackmon, […]

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The Womanist Challenge of Self-Examination and Truth-Telling for Black Millennial Men

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If the black church is the home of black genius and social engagement, the Millennial Womanist is the necessary architect.

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One reality is that spiritual activism and faith advocacy through relationship building, autoethnography, and social media has its own set of struggles. However, it is a way to make information a bit more publicly accessible.

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Theology of Joy & the Good Life – Dr. Keri Day is an Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics & Director of Black Church Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Her research focuses on the ways in which faith communities can respond to socio-economic issues such as poverty. Her publications include Unfinished […]

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