Advent Reflections: Where is God?

Image courtesy of MarcusCenter.org / BLACK ARTS THINK TANK I just watched “The Birth of a Nation,” and despite the controversy around the movie, I thought it was very well done. It was inspiring to me as a preacher. I even read “The Confessions of Nat Turner” after I watched the movie. Many moments in the movie stand out to me, but one particular scene really stands out. One of the enslaved men … [Read more...]

When the Light Comes on: God’s Promise

The lamp my coworkers gave us. I think a lot of men are intimidated by dating a preacher. I also think some men are cautious about or completely avoid dating single mothers. That’s because we are serious and ask real questions. We’re on assignment by God, or we have children to raise, and we don’t have time for games. So, when I started dating my husband, I asked him real questions – even … [Read more...]

Should I Wear a Cassock to the Church Picnic?

I have breasts. Does that disqualify me from ministry? Hmmmm? A contemporary poet by the name of Drake once said, “That's right I like my girls BBW, yeah…So thick that everyone else in the room is so uncomfortable.” Breast, hips and thighs make people uncomfortable, especially when they are large. I’ve always been a healthy woman or as those of us in the African-American community like to … [Read more...]