Pastors & Ministry Leaders

What Pastors Can Learn from Barbershops and Salons

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Barbershops and salons are not just about style, but about creating sacred spaces that allows people to be themselves. Find out what pastors can learn from these spaces. Read more

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Mama, There Goes That Man: 3 Lessons from the Mark Jackson Firing

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Mark Jackson’s tenure was shipwrecked in three areas, and anyone who wants to be successful–in sports and particularly ministry–should heed them. Read more

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Calling Out Preachers Who Pimp the Pulpit: Whose Responsibility Is It?

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A new website, Pimppreacher.com, brings into question whose responsibility it is to call out unethical and immoral preachers. Read more

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Connecting the Past and the Future of Black Ministries

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Bishop Kenneth Hill, Head of Church of God USA Missions shares insight on the challenges and accomplishments of ministering to people of color. Read more

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Church Fires Pastor for Attending a Rick Ross Concert: The Questions

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Imagine this… A pastor attends the concert of a popular rap artist thinking it’s... 

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Rethinking Sacrifice

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Through the lens of the cross, Rev. Toby Sanders invites us to reimagine what a healthy notion of sacrifice would mean for our vocations and our communities Read more

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Why African-Americans Need A “Big God” Theology

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To address the manifold ills that plague African-American communities, we need to recover a more expansive view of God’s glory and purposes in the world. Read more

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Why I Hate The Term First Lady/Gentleman

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In adopting the term First Lady or First Gentleman, the Black church may be in danger of creating a hierarchical structure that is unbiblical. Read more

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Black Samson and White Women on the History Channel

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In portraying the biblical story of Samson, the History Channel offers viewers a modern day Mandingo fairy tale that reinforces racial stereotypes. Read more

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Gospel Throwback: Andrae Crouch, “Perfect Peace”

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Part three of The Gospel Throwback, a three-part series examining the emergence of contemporary Gospel music. Read more

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