I am having a ball looking at some of this classic gospel from the 60s. In this video the late great Dorthy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes sing You Must Be Born Again. Coates looks like a preacher with her expressive gestures especially the facial features. She definitely lets her excitement and her identification with the music come through.
This is of interest to me as a theolgian and a software engineer. Milton Stanley over at the Transforming Sermons blog has noted that a Computer Scientist has found many errors in the Greek Bibles that are found online. That Computer Scientist, Alan Bunning, is posting corrected versions of these electronic texts. You can find his site here.
I am happy that people are still posting classic Soul Stirrers videos to you tube. Here is one of my favorite songs by the Soul Stirrers.
After listening to a sermon, I thought about what I want in the sermon. Here are a few of the primary things that I want from a sermon. I especially want these things from a black preacher preaching a black sermon.
1. One Thought
I am not a Pastor who has the responsibility of preaching every week. But if I were, I would hope that I would be as on the ball as a few preachers are who have already made plans for a good part of the year. The editor of Brian’s preacher’s blog has placed his initial notes on a few sermon series that he will preach.