Monday, April 05, 2010

Eddie S. Glaude and Josef Sorett on Blogging HeadsTV discuss "THE" Black Church

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. (Princeton) and Josef Sorett (Columbia) have a very engaged conversation about the black church as an institution which is built upon a recent essay written by Prof. Glaude entitled, "The Black Church is Dead."  I hope you enjoy this discourse between two very outstanding scholars as much as I have. This is hardly the last word on this topic both from an intellectual or pragmatic point of view, but it definitely helps to frame the future of the study of religion in the African American experience and also conversations we have outside of the walls of the academy.

Also be sure to read:  "Updated with Response: The Black Church is Dead—Long Live the Black Church" by Anthea Butler, Johnathan L. Walton, William D. Hart, Josef Sorett, Ronald B. Neal, Edward J. Blum, and Eddie Glaude, Jr.


MardenWGBH said...

The situation in Haiti four months after the disaster is the topic of discussion on the PBS show Basic Black, which you can watch TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m EST LIVE at or on channel 2 in Boston. You can also participate in a live chat at starting at 7: 20 pm.

Keenan said...

The debate is an interesting topic and as a social commentary perhaps it is relevant to some. As a beliver in the gospel of Jesus Christ and a member of a culturally diverse mega-church in St. Louis, MO I can only say that the discussion as a whole may be a diversion from Christ's true message to all of us to love one another. We can spread His good news in many ways, but to show love to our neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, friends and strangers is to show the light of Christ possessed by all who are called according to His purpose. There is too much focus on being a black believer as opposed to growing God's Kingdom for all who seek His Truth. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life for all, and when we move beyond this physical existence in a fallen world we will be united in the body of Christ with people of all colors and nationalities. I realize this is a blog focusing on issues of our culture in this day while keeping a perspective on the struggles of the past, but I do believe there is a higher spiritual calling here, and to narrow our focus so exclusively to the "Black Church" I believe will only serve to build higher walls between all races of God's people. Jesus died for us all. Thanks. Respectfully submitted: Keenan Bull (shout out to St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Kinloch, MO. Nice to see you doing quite well Calvin!)

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The Blogger said...

I've never seen two Negroes talk so long and say so little.

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