A Matter of Life and Death: How Eulogists Inform and Influence Homegoings

  Introduction My brother Eric was the oldest of eight children.  Considered one of the smartest boys in our county, he skipped two grades in school and graduated early. Attending Continue Reading

The Dream Center Project: Faith-Based Economic and Community Development on J-Street

The Project Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee is launching the Dream Center Project, an ambitious effort to build affordable rental housing in North Nashville, while simultaneously initiating economic Continue Reading

Faith and Food Justice

Why the Peace Garden Project?   I was raised in the south in a pretty fundamentalist Baptist Church, and I have a Muslim sister. Though my beliefs are no longer Continue Reading

Lord, Have Mercy: The Order of Confession and Forgiveness, Mystagogical Preaching, and the “Southern Way of Life”

Like most Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America, Beth-Eden Lutheran Church begins every worship service with The Order of Confession and Forgiveness:[1] As worship begins, water is poured into a baptismal Continue Reading

Plenty Good Room: Reclaiming Hospitality in the Black Church

Why Hospitality in the Black Church? In contemporary American culture, we often hear how many congregations are in drastic decline and in some cases struggling to survive.  This is especially Continue Reading

Doing the Work of Well-Being with African-American Men at LaGrange College: Identity, Context, Rage and Construction

This post serves as a very brief review and executive summary of Rev. Adam Roberts’ Doctor of Ministry project and paper, “Doing the Work of Well-Being with African American Males Continue Reading