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HIDDEN FIGURES: How Black Women Preachers Spoke Truth to Power

Posted on 02/24/17 by Kenyatta Gilbert

    Hidden figures: How black women preachers spoke truth to power Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University Each semester I greet the students who file into my preaching class at Howard University with a standard talk. The talk is not an overview of the basics – techniques of sermon preparation or sermon delivery, as one […]

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Evangelical Preachers – Be Clear About What You Believe!

Posted on 02/03/17 by Kenyatta Gilbert

Why?   Because the world is looking  AT  and  TO  you. Preachers, we would do well to take a moment to test the veracity of our faith claims. Invoking the timely wisdom of Frederick Douglass, Rev. Dr. William Barber’s OpEd piece challenges us all to rethink our PIETY and perspective on PRAYER.   A MUST […]

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What Shaped Martin L. King’s Prophetic Vision?

Posted on 01/16/17 by Kenyatta Gilbert

Honoring the Life, Legacy, and Vision of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. “Indeed, King’s prophetic vision ultimately invited his martyrdom. But through the prophetic preaching tradition already well established by his time, King brought people of every tribe, class and creed closer toward forming “God’s beloved community”-an anchor of love and hope for humankind.” […]

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Gilbert – Religion Dispatches Interview: A History of Prophetic Black Preaching

Posted on 08/27/16 by Kenyatta Gilbert

    READ INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: A History of Prophetic Black Preaching That Doesn’t Start or End With King

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Raquel S. Lettsome, Ph.D. – “Not Today”

Posted on 08/21/16 by Kenyatta Gilbert

  Sermon (begins at 28:00) Luke 13:10-17 “At some point, our own Christ-centered convictions ought to be strong enough to spur us to see beyond ourselves…to see others.”  

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The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor

Posted on 05/17/16 by Kenyatta Gilbert

THE IMPOSING PREACHER:  SAMUEL DEWITT PROCTOR AND BLACK PUBLIC FAITH (Fortress Press, 2013) BUY THE BOOK Gilbert’s   BOOK REVIEW   Contact: albond@vuu.edu  Phone:  806.354.8206              

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Black Lives Still Matter – Rev. Dr. Lora Hargrove

Posted on 02/14/15 by Kenyatta Gilbert

Some sermons just stay with you.   Rev. Dr. Lora Hargrove’s Advent 2014 sermon “Unspeakable Joy” is such a sermon.  It continues to play in my homiletical imagination. Take the time to read her manuscript and be inspired. Sermon – UNSPEAKABLE JOY-1-Lora Hargrove Sermon Analysis-Lora Hargrove               Compelling quote: […]

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Go to the Cemetery and Disappoint the Graveyard. Die Empty!

Posted on 11/13/14 by Kenyatta Gilbert

  The Preaching Project mourns the tragic loss of Bahamian native Rev. Dr. Myles Munroe. May our God bring comfort and solace to his family and faithful following. “Our days are numbered,” says the Psalmist.  He continues, “So teach us to number them. ”         Listen to his prescient interview:  

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Reverend Liz Walker: If we lose sight of love, we have lost sight of preaching

Posted on 09/28/14 by Kenyatta Gilbert

In her sermon “A Love Letter to God,“ preacher-sage Rev. Liz Walker makes two important theological claims that should ground every preacher’s preaching life.                           Sermon: A Love Letter to God                Liz Walker: My Story 1.  One must first […]

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Forthcoming Worship, Music, and Preaching Resource

Posted on 06/04/14 by Kenyatta Gilbert

BUY THE BOOK       James Abbington, ed. Readings in African American Church Music and Worship, Vols. 1 & 2 (2001) and (2014). A compilation of articles and essays written by musicians and theologians on the most recent and developing trends in the worship and music of African Americans. Part III of this volume focuses […]

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