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The Coronavirus Crisis Forces Pastors to Examine the State of the Black Church by: Contributing Writ

As social distancing to end the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact the ability of black congregations to engage in their traditional forms of interaction, conversations about the future arise. Undoubtedly, recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will create economic hardships that will impact the work many churches are doing on all fronts. Additionally, the pandemic and its rising death toll present unique theological issues that contradict messages heard on Sunday morning

Would You Take A Vaccine for COVID-19?

As I write you this Good Friday evening of April 10, 2020. I am writing you from the balcony of my humble abode. As I look out over the City, and take a moment to adjust my pink framed readers, I could not help but think about my beloved family, friendships, church family, my beloved Sorors and those that I hold very dear to my heart. All of us in some form or fashion has been affected by COVID-19. Just last week my own family had a scare. My great aunt and cousin had to

The Danger of Faking it Until You Make it!

Let me ask you a question. How many times have you quoted the phrase, “fake it until you make it?” For me, I have heard it in conferences, church services, and plenty of phone conversations. I remember giving people hi fives, and thinking that’s exactly what I needed to do. Well, that all changed when I decided to TAKE AIM! When you take time to sit still and think about it, do you really want to “fake it until you make it?” Do you really want to cut corners, give a false

The Beauty and The Beast of Disappointment

No matter how you slice it, dice it or divide it, disappointment is never easy. As I have stated earlier this week, we all have had our fair share of disappointment.  I am bold enough to say that some of you may feel you have had an unfair share. However, I am not looking to stimulate your emotions, but your mindset. Let me ask you a question, the moment you receive, hear or experience disappointment, what are your first thoughts? Do you immediately think you are defeated, d