Dr. Charles Adams presented a class entitled “Preaching, Black and White.” During one of the lectures he gave some “do’s and don’ts.” Teresa Fry Brown wrote up notes from that lecture on page 164 and 165 of her book Weary Throats and New Songs.
I invite you all to head on over to the Reflections of a Jazz Theologian website. The web minister of that website is exploring the use of Jazz as a metaphor for understanding Christianity. The posts are often enlightening and powerful. He has a book coming out soon entitled: Finding the Groove.
What are the sermons that are preached in the Black church? In this audio we discuss three of the types of sermons that are operative in the Black church.
Henry Mitchell’s book Celebration and Experience in Preaching provides 2 very important sermonic structural components that can guide the preacher in structuring Black Sermons. The first component is celebration.