At this link you will find how your congresspeople have voted on issues related to Darfur. The Genocide continues and it doesn’t seem to be on the radar of either the general public or the media.
See how your congressperson has voted…encourage that one to do better. The best of the Black Preaching Tradition has always cared for and advocated for the powerless. Let us be the voice of the voiceless.
Chuck Warnick in his Confessions of a Small Church Pastor blog asks the question, “Has gift-based ministry given us an excuse not to serve?” He notes that often we hear people saying, “that is not my gift” when asked to serve.
Warnick notes that we have allowed the idea that all have been given a gift to be perverted into the idea that “if you don’t have THIS gift you don’t have to do anything.”
My father was a district leader of the NAACP during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Because of this, he used to tell my brothers and me about the Civil Rights Movement. My father simply called it “the movement.” I heard stories about marches, bus trips called freedom rides, and lunch counters. My father would have a smile on his face when he spoke about the accomplishments of the movement.
Dr. Oliver Phillips presents a workshop on preaching in the African American tradition at this link.