America’s Prophet of Soul

Howard Thurman (1899-1981) has been called our nation’s Prophet of Soul. His maternal grandmother, who had been a slave, perhaps had the greatest influence on his life. Thurman was a theologian, philosopher, educator, and civil rights leader. His theology of radical nonviolence provided the basis for Dr. Martin Luther King,… Continue reading

Exodus 3:1-5 “What’s in a Name?”

[I want to preface our hearing of the Scripture today with some clarifying remarks. As many of you know, the personal name for God in the Hebrew Scriptures is Yahweh. That was the covenantal name revealed to Israel and cherished by God’s people. By the time of Jesus, this name… Continue reading