One beautiful fall day, I was driving my niece to pre-school. I marveled at the beauty of the fall foliage. We live in what we would describe as “the country.” Depending on the time of year, your drive can be interrupted by wild turkeys,...
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(originally published in More Power in the Pulpit: How America’s Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons, ed. Cleophus J. LaRue) As I have tried to make conscious and intentional that which I do almost automatically in preparing a sermon, I have noticed a change...
Originally published in The African American Pulpit (Summer 2004). “Biblical preaching has almost nothing to do with how many times the Bible is quoted in a sermon and everything to do with how faithfully the Bible is interpreted in relation to contemporary experience.” Thomas G....
Article originally published in The African American Pulpit (Summer 2002). Sermons originate from a variety of sources. That spark of inspiration, that “connection” between events experienced or words spoken and the Word of God are often the grist for the homiletic mill. The mind...