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

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

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

Pastoral Prophetic Preaching: A Spiritual and Cultural Hermeneutic for Prophetic Speech

Sunday, September 20, 2015, I preached as the pastoral candidate of the Historic Shiloh Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia. The sermon was entitled “It Doesn’t Make Sense,” taken from Job Continue Reading