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Reflections on the issues facing a contemporary ministry in an urban small-membership church that is socially conscious as well as salvation conscious, including theological insights on the day to day issues faced by a marginalized people.

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  • A Marvelous Life and Ministry
    on Jul 12, 2010 in Walter Hawkins Gospel Music
    Fueled by the tremendous crossover success of the 1968 recording "Oh Happy Day" by Edwin Hawkins, the era of large choirs exploded onto the gospel music scene. Hawkins, his talented siblings and other family members broke the dominance of Chicago as...
  • Pimpin' The Game: Black Leaders and Leading Blacks
    on Jul 10, 2010 in Toledo education black leadership
    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States was THE sign, many proclaimed, that the long, torturous climb toward the pinnacle of racial equality had finally been conquered.The election of thousands of black legislators and...
  • Turning Back the Clock in Education
    on Jun 5, 2010 in education school resegregation
    How unjust it is, that they who have but little should be always adding something to the wealth of the rich!– Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Last Tuesday, Toledo Board of Education member Brenda Hill, with support from Board President Bob Vasque...
  • R.I.P. Ollie Woodson
    on Jun 2, 2010 in Temptations
    To carry on a great legacy is an impossible task. Ollie Woodson, however did a stellar job succeeding great lead singers and holding the magnificent Temptations together.R.I.P. Ollie Woodson...
  • Domestic GenocideWhat makes a teenager stab his mother over a cheeseburger? What tragedy in the black community does something like that reveal - domestic violence, missing fathers, out of control kids, poor parenting or demons within?One thing is certain. The black...
  • Endings and New Beginnings
    on May 17, 2010 in college grandchildren Children
    Congrats to my baby girl who received her PhD last week from Michigan State University, is expecting her first child (her parents' first grandchild) and also got a J-O-B! There are (2) insights to be shared from our new experiences.They are:1. "When...
  • THIS IS NOT A TIGER MOMENT!
    on Dec 12, 2009 in furlough
    My marriage is fine. Besides, I'm not a celeb or a playa. However, for the past month and a half (or longer),Civic and Parish duties have continued to consume more and more of what little available time I had. As usual, the tasks without deadlines ge...
  • The Approaching Dawn: OSF Songs that InspireWhen you listen to this 1975 hit by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes it appears that nothing has changed in 35 years. In many ways that is true as we look around and see all that is wrong in society. However, there is also much work that is being don...
  • Fruitful Despite Forbidden: OSF Sade
    on Oct 23, 2009 in OSF Interracial Bias Sade
    Despite a supreme court decision (Loving v. Virginia) in 1967 and a bi-racial President of the United States in 2009, only 77% of Americans approve of black/white interracial marriage even today. Blogs BlackgirlinMaine and Nordette grapple with this...
  • I'm Tired Now but Y'all Go 'Head On: OSF Songs I Detest but Know All the WordsSometimes too much of a good thing either makes you sick to the stomach or just too tired to take it anymore. I ain't tryin' to slow anyone else's roll, but for my own sanity, these are a couple of songs that I initially enjoyed but really don't want...
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