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The Negro Spirituals as a Form of Theology in the “Invisible Institution” (Part 2)

Note: Part 1 is available here To begin with, the slaves demonstrated the same faith in God the liberator as the Hebrews did when they left Egypt; they did so by remembering and believing in His Word of promise. The Hebrews had no way of knowing if or how He would save them from Pharaoh … Continue reading The Negro Spirituals as a Form of Theology in the “Invisible Institution” (Part 2)

The Negro Spirituals as a Form of Theology in the “Invisible Institution” (Part 1)

While within the “invisible institutions” of the hush/brush arbors (the equivalent to a modern-day Black Christian church) preaching, dance, and prayer were common forms used as expressions of religion and the Black Theology of the slaves, the unique art form of Black music that the slaves developed, the Spirituals, was noticeably the most expressive form … Continue reading The Negro Spirituals as a Form of Theology in the “Invisible Institution” (Part 1)

Lisa Withrow (Episode 18)

It was my pleasure to talk with Dr. Lisa R. Withrow in this episode. Lisa is an International Coaching Federation-certified leadership coach, an accredited team coach, and consultant with expertise in conflict management, leadership formation and development. She has a Ph.D. in leadership studies and certificates in Executive Leadership, Change Leadership, and High-Performance Leadership, all … Continue reading Lisa Withrow (Episode 18)

Questions in the Night

I lie awake. Restless, unsettled, disturbed. My mind races at night’s darkest hour. Tonight marks the unwanted return of the unanswerable. I try to sleep. Apprehensive, tense, burdened. It comes without warning. Questions of the deepest sort announce an uneasy transition between sleep and wakefulness. Asking what shouldn’t be asked.Thinking what shouldn’t be thought.Imagining what … Continue reading Questions in the Night