Did God call women? Then “shake loose.” Don’t be like the old lynch-master—putting spiritual and psychological nooses and chains around the necks of called Women of God. That just isn’t right!
“When Breath Becomes Air”: Sadly Beautiful
When Breath Becomes Air is an unselfish act. We have Paul Kalanithi to thank!
“Cross Bearer”: Thinking of Dr. Charles Decatur Brooks
Yes, Pastor/ Evangelist Charles D. Brooks was a Christian “cross=bearer”
Nurtured by The Nation of Islam: Muhammad Ali’s Purposeful Life
Muhammad Ali was a dreamer who inspired us to locate our dreams with purpose and live them fearlessly. He wore no mask; he did not hide. He was and will always be the man who floated like a butterfly and [stung] like a bee. In honor of Muhammad Ali, live with purpose!
Lover Letter # 8: “Thou Shalt Not Steal”
The African American sermonic tradition is a treasured gift. This sermon by Dr. Carlton Byrd of the Breath of Life ministers is an example of the tradition. If you are searching for a sermon series that explains God’s commandments as a metaphorical and real love letter, experience the “Love Letters”–Ten Commandments–shared by the speaker of…
Let’s Not Forget Charleston: “The Heavenly Cloud of Nine Witnesses” Are Calling for “Action-Oriented Sympathy”
This evening I inhale the gift of celestial grace bestowed upon the nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church: Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson. The devil-driven gunman who killed these nine members of the…
An Open Letter to Sundry Do Right Political Pundits
Hey Sundry-Do-Right political pundits, Do The Right Thing. It is down right evil, and many lives are being lost as you church pundits continue to lynch the spirits of called, dedicated women of God. Take the noose from around these called women. Stop the lynching of the female spirit. Did God call the women? Then shake your-self loose. Don’t be like the old lynch-master—putting spiritual and psychological nooses and chains around the necks of called Women of God. That just ain’t right!
T. D. Jakes’ “The Embryo of Prayer”–You Must Hear
T.D. Jakes “The Embryo of Prayer” on You Tube is an awesome lesson on prayer.
God’s Trombones: Sermons That Inspire The Soul
My soul is galvanized every time I hear or read James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. I have often imagined the old time African American preacher who, says Johnson, was “. . . an orator, and in good measure an actor” as he preached. I have directed student perfomances of this deeply…
Dr. Cone: “The Cross And The Lynching Tree”–A Gift to Social Thought
If there is a concept that helps to move the conversation concerning race in America forward, it is presented in this lecture on the “Cross and The Lynching Tree” by Dr. Cone. This lecture is a fortitudinous gift to American social, political, religious, and cultural thought. Thanks Dr. Cone; your work is giving me the…