Jamal Bryant and the Continued Foolishness of Preaching
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Jamal Bryant and the Continued Foolishness of Preaching

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  1 Corinthians 1:21, KJV If one does a quick search of the name Jamal Bryant on my blog, they will quickly discover that from my seminary forward … Continue reading

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Restoring Blackness: Obama’s Commentary on Trayvon Martin

I began to pen this less than one hour after the press conference occurred. Apparently the president of the United States, Barack Obama appeared at a regular press briefing held by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and fielded one question surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman case … Continue reading

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We’re Going to Hell with the ‘Best Funeral Ever’ Along with ‘The Sisterhood’

I’m really not one for reality television series. I am quite convinced they are the birth of the child of unrepentant banality that has devolved from American culture and the Enemy itself.  Reality TV reflects the lowest common denominator of what ever should be shown on television and there is no intrinsic value to be had … Continue reading

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Yes, I Watched the FAMU Sex Tape

Okay, I watched the FAMU Sex Tape. I know I was supposed to give a response to Eddie Glaude’s article about the death of the Black Church, but this just seemed a bit more pressing. So some time last night, on Twitter of course, I started seeing one of my followers talk about a FAMU … Continue reading

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Oh, P.S., On A Final Note…Since I have the floor…

I’ve been rather conscious in the past about not putting people on blast from my blog.  It’s rather easy given that many of my topics are about religion and it’s rather easy to call out church names and pastor names.  Aside from big timers like a T.D. Jakes or a Creflo Dollar or a Bishop … Continue reading

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I Still Got My Blue Ticket because [turn to your neighbor and say] “Favor ain’t Fair”: an Uppity Negro Inauguration story, Part Two

Okay, yeah, I’m late.  It’s February and I’m just now writing this post.  Oh well, the joys of having one’s own blog. In short, the Inauguration Planning Committee had an EPIC FAIL when it came to the idea of tickets.   So this was the largest we’ve had on record, apparently the city was planning … Continue reading

Church and Society / I Have No Words / The Color Line

I Have No Words…For the King Committee Picking Rick Warren for MLK Day Speaker

I mentioned it earlier this month in a blog, but I didn’t devote a whole blog to it, but, um, yeah, I really don’t have words to describe my ultimate disgust with the King Center’s choice to pick Rick Warren as the MLK day speaker.   Perhaps I’ll buy the claim that theologically Rick Warren … Continue reading