Thursday, March 25, 2010

Good News for a Troubled Church: The Legacy and Hope of the Black Church

Director of Black Church Studies Program

February 26, 2010
Revelation 2:8-11
Black Church Studies Consultation

The message to the church at Smyrna speaks to the traditions of the Black Church in a unique and challenging way. John tells a church that is already troubled and poor that more trouble is on the way. John also instructs the church not to be afraid of what they will face. This message intersects with the legacy and hope of the Black Church in ways that challenge us to face the “tribulation” with hope and realism. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What to Do with Your Calendar

Susan R. Garrett
Professor of New Testament

February 12, 2010
Psalm 90:1-12
James 4:13-17

James is worried about those people who claim to follow the way and wisdom of God but in actuality are attracted to that illusory power and control that the world regards as success. Such people he calls “double-minded,” because they try to please God and live worldly lives at the same time. They say that they are friends of God but they live like friends of the world. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Vision Thing

Johanna W. H. Bos
Dora Pierce Professor of Bible and Professor of Old Testament

Feb 19, 2010
Habakkuk 1:2-2:4

Parallels are drawn between the burden of violence the prophet saw, and the burden of violence and lack of justice experienced by modern women around the world. Listen to the sermon. (The text of this sermon is not available.)