Sisters in the Pews: Addressing Mental Health in Black Women

Introduction… The Covid-19 pandemic, social and political dissension, and racial discord have contributed to America’s greatest mental health crisis. This mental health challenge is even more significant in African American Continue Reading

Living Your Faith As An Innovation To End Addiction

Everyone who saw Kevin Harrod always greeted him the same way: “I can’t believe you’re still alive”. The surprise of his friends was understandable. Throughout his twenty years of addiction Continue Reading

Imagineer Preaching – Reviving Narrative Preaching in the Post-Modern Black Church

THE PROBLEM Preaching in the Black Church[1] has to be spiritual, hope-filled, creative, immersive, transformative, sustaining, liberating, comforting and defiant. In its best form it is comprised of four elements: Continue Reading

Pour Out Your Holy Spirit: Transformation through the Font and the Table

Tensions were palpable. Everyone was moving quickly, and arena security was visibly on alert. The concourse was loud as some three thousand people made their way out of the Saint Continue Reading

Trauma in Black Men and the Black Church: Embracing a Humanocentric Theism

Ministry Context My research analyzes our church’s congregational context using data within a three-mile radius of our Riverdale, Georgia location. Comparing findings from 2012 to the present reveals notable demographic Continue Reading

Deconstructing Patriarchy, Reconstructing Faith

Patriarchy is one of those systems of oppression hiding in plain sight– especially in the Church. Over the course of history, the Church has used the Holy Scriptures to defend Continue Reading

These Ancient Words: Preaching so the Bible Can Speak

The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the governing document of our denomination, begins with a Preamble that also serves as an affirmation of faith. It reads, in Continue Reading