From Butts in the Pews to Views: How to Calculate Online Worship Attendance

From “Butts in the Pews” to Views: How to Calculate Online Worship Attendance COVID-19 Worship Changes In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a drastic change in worship practices for Florence 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

Campus Ministry Sustained

Today’s Class Will Meet on Zoom What the New Arms Race in Higher Education Means Believe me, before I entered the doctor of ministry program at Emory’s Candler School of Theology 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

The Importance of Reflexivity in Cultivating Pastoral Preaching in Response to Communal Trauma

Laying down your life means making your own faith and doubt, hope and despair, joy and sadness, courage and fear available to others as ways of getting in touch with Continue Reading