Behind, In, In Front of

  Behind, In, In Front of A Study in Communal Hermeneutics Introduction Upon taking the reins as the pastor of a small United Methodist congregation in Westfield, NY, I quickly Continue Reading

Sabbath Rest: A Theological Response to Self-Care for African American Clergy

Introduction On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the San Francisco Bay Area faith community and the community-at-large suffered a tremendous loss. At 7 pm that evening, the Very Reverend James V. Continue Reading

The Power of Mourning: Creating Spaces of Vulnerability for Black Clergywomen to Lament & Holler

For years, I have followed the career of Dr. Miranda Bailey on ABC’s medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy. I have always been amazed by her intelligence, her leadership, her work ethic, Continue Reading

resilien·city: a resurrected, resilient community

   a pastor’s vision for transforming a dying church into a resurrected, resilient community When I first came to Old West Church from Georgia, I was told it was a Continue Reading