Black Prophetic Preaching: The Mattering of Black Life & Making America Great

October 15, 2020

We could recreate the Garden of Eden from whence we were out-cast…

We could indeed become the Beloved Community and forge A More Perfect Union, on earth as it is in Heaven…

There really could exist a reality in tangible form where “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

It could be possible…here in America.

But White folk would have to repent of White Supremacy.

Not just pass some legislation to grant Black people a few more rights until they take them away. Not just to add more Black people to their boards of directors. Not to do any of the myriad acts they could do and should do…

But to repent of White Supremacy…

Yet how will that ever happen unless Black folk compel them to repent?

Will White people ever be able to read the Story of the Exodus – of the Hebrew people in slavery, in Egypt, and see themselves as the oppressor?

Will White people ever be able to read the Exodus and see themselves as the Egyptians, unless compelled to do so by Black Prophetic witness to the Gospel?

Some folk wonder why I work with White folk on extricating White Supremacy from their sphere’s of influence. I guess it’s because I want to be able to say to the Lord at Judgment time that I tried to love my errant White brothers and sisters unto righteousness.

I want to be able to say that I tried to present an example of Blackness restored to the imago Dei in which we were created in the Beginning. Blackness that has godly power to compel whiteness to at last submit to the Will of God.

What is the “belovedness” of the community we wish to see? So long as we live in America, intermingled with White people, what is the vision for Beloved Community? And how is it achieved?

In this episode of Blacks with Power, Pr. Jimmie and I discuss the role of Black Prophetic Preaching in the mattering of Black Life and in the forging of A More Perfect Union. Check it out and let us know what you think the role of Black preaching should be in these times…

What are Your Thoughts?