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Tough Minded. Tenderhearted. Transformed Nonconformist.


To Serve this Present Age: Political Service as Servant Leadership

April 8, 2014/Church and Community/0 Comments

  The impending mayoral special election should remind many pastors and churches of the importance…

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A Prayer for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba

February 26, 2014/Church and Community/2 Comments

Lord, We thank You for the life and legacy of our gifted hunter, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.…

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Mt Helm Welcomes Helm Place

February 14, 2014/Church and Community/0 Comments

  Thursday, February 13, the Historic Mt Helm Baptist Church hosted the groundbreaking ceremonies for…

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The Half Has Not Been Told: Why I’m Not Giving Up on Generation Y

February 12, 2014/Church and Community/3 Comments

A January 24 Atlanta BlackStar article offered six reasons young black people are leaving the…

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A Hope Divided: Mission Mississippi and the Thompson-Bryant Conversation

February 1, 2014/Church and Community/0 Comments

There may not be any two Mississippi politicians more different from one another than United…

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Pastor King: Remembering King as a Pastor-Theologian

January 22, 2014/Church and Community/0 Comments

Every January communities throughout our nation, especially communities in Mississippi, customarily host prayer breakfasts to…

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Wise Men from the East: What We Should Learn from the Eastern Orthodox Church

January 18, 2014/Church and Community/1 Comment

My Christian formation is rather eclectic. The lion’s share belongs to the Baptists and Pentecostals.…

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“Full of Sound and Fury”: Why the Sanctified Church Needs Reform

January 7, 2014/Church and Community/3 Comments

  Zora Neale Hurston, the preeminent author who would be 123 years old today, once…

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Keeping Hope Alive: My Interview with Joel Osteen

January 7, 2014/Church and Community/0 Comments

Originally published in the Jackson Free Press as “America’s Favorite Preacher,” the following is an interview…

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