Pastoral Theology: A Black-church Perspective

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Fortress Press - 147 pages
A taut analysis of black liberation theology, connecting scholarship to practical congregational ministry. The chapters of this book focus on liberation and evangelism, the urban community, and black theology as well as church administration, worship, education, and self-esteem.

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We have a team of men in my church who decided to go out and make different in urban cities in the metro cities of : Philadelphia, Chester Pa and Camden NJ. We are from Christian Stronghold Church @ 4701 Lancaster ave., where Dr. Willie Richardson is senior Pastor. The name of our team is called "Urban Soul Warriors", we go out into the high crime areas of these cities on Friday or Saturday nights from 7pm-11pm we
share the gospel with these men, in hopes of bringing them to a saving knowledge of
Jesus. We believe that church has neglected these forgotten people. Maybe out of
fear or just simple not concerned about them. Our presents has seemed to be more
effective then the presents of policemen . yours Harry Ruff

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Blacks Evangelicalism and Beyond
The Urban Community
Black Theology
Church Administration
Worship and Preaching
Christian Education
Selfesteem in the Black Church

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Page 21 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
Page 90 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Page 11 - I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and...
Page 16 - As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Page 18 - I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon.
Page 115 - Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Page 31 - If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.
Page 49 - I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

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