BLACK PREACHERS WHO ‘WHOOP’ — MINSTRELS OR MINISTERS? – CONNECTIONS Newsletter – 10/24/10

Your latest issue of CONNETIONS (for week of 10/24/10) is now available at: http://connectionsnews.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/connections-102410/

Here’s an interesting little teaser to think about:

BLACK PREACHERS WHO ‘WHOOP’ — MINSTRELS OR MINISTERS?
The Rev. E. Dewey Smith Jr. bangs on the pulpit with his fist. He shuts his eyes and moans. Then a high-pitched sound rises from his throat like the wail of a boiling tea-kettle.

“I wish you’d take the brakes off and let me preach,” he tells his congregation during his Sunday morning sermon.

Rows of parishioners stand to shout. One woman in a satiny blue dress jumps up and down like she’s on a pogo stick. A baby starts to cry.

Smith had already given his congregation the “meat” of his message: scriptural references, archaeological asides, modern application — all the fancy stuff he learned in seminary. Now he was about to give them the gravy.
It was the time to “whoop.”…. Read this in full and watch the video at
http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/10/20/whooping/index.html?hpt=C1

There are many additional and interesting articles here:
http://connectionsnews.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/connections-102410/

Be Blessed.

Min. Frank Coleman
PathOfLifeMinistries.org

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