"I love the way Pastor Reynolds can make a text come alive and relevant to our lives."
"We're a small congregation but I'm thinking we have some of the best preaching in Chicago."
Pastor Benjamin, Mary, Nannette, Orlando, John - makes me want to make sure I don't miss even one Sunday."
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The Politics of Lent. (John 3:14-21)
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize (Mark 8:31-38)
Billy Graham died the same day Malcolm X was assassinated years before. Only one would lie in state in the nation's capitol. The tragic shooting in Florida took place on Ash Wednesday when the church enters the Lent season, which is a time of repentance. Anthony Robinson once asked Jim Forbes, his professor at Union Seminary, to help him understand the difference between predominately white and predominately black churches. He says, "I asked because I experienced a power in the worship of the black church that I didn't often find elsewhere." Jim, an African-American Pentecostal pastor, said, "In predominately Caucasian congregations people believe God needs them; in predominately African-American churches, people understand that they need God." We need help! We need help!
Transfiguring Our Way Through Lent. (Mark 9:2-9)
"During Black History Month, we have to reconcile—no church understands the connection between worship and mission; between the the mountain of transfiguration and the valley of oppression like the Black church in this yet to be, United States of America.”
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