Pulpit Pimp or Powerful Prophet: Black Men and the Church
On Saturday, June 24, 2017, we had an excellent dialogue at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church about Black Men and the Church: The Liberating Power of the Gospel. We discussed the issue from four different angles as presented by Rev. Patrick Keen (the elder, Rev. Walter J. Lanier (the facilitator – me), Rev. Greg Lewis (the institutional builder) and Rev. Derrick Rogers (the scholar).
We can with the following proposition or question to launch our dialogue:
Is America’s Black preacher a prosperity/pulpit pimp? Or is the preacher the leader of Black America’s most sacred, enduring and revolutionary institution–the Black Church? Perhaps the truth resides somewhere in the middle.
I will update the post later with comments but here are some pictures from the event:
Serious discussion taking place.