October 17, 2011

Here is an article by one of our current MTS students, Karsten Chearis. He writes about  Lecrae’s “cipher” appearance on the BET Hip Hop Awards. Read the article here. See the complete cipher belowhttp://serve.a-widget.com/service/getWidgetSwf.kickAction Read more

October 16, 2011

Here is an article by one of my former students who is now serving as a Chaplain in the Navy. She answers the question that Tina asked, “What Love Has to do with It?” The article is under “Chaplain Corner” on the second page Read more

October 16, 2011

For Immediate Release October 16, 2011REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENTAT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL DEDICATIONThe National MallWashington, D.C.11:51 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you. (Applause.) Please be seated. An earthquake and a hurricane may have delayed this day, but this is a day that would not be denied.For this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s return to the National Mall. In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who… Read more

October 16, 2011

Dan Hodge, author of the soon to be seminal work, The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims Timbs, and a Cultural Theology,” wades into the religious rhetoric that invariably will be a part of the upcoming election season. Drawing from the work of Wade Clark Roof and Neil Smelser who argues that our civil religion may at times hurt us, Hodge reminds us that hip hoppers sometimes act as prophets that speak out against the hegemony of civil religion. Hodge writes that “at the root of Hip Hop essence… Read more

October 16, 2011

Faith in Memphis | Blog | Andre Johnson named Netters Professor at MTS:’via Blog this’ Read more

October 16, 2011

“Cut Loose Your Stammering Tongue: Black Theology in the Slave Narratives,” is a book about the accurate description of Early Black Theology by Dwight N. Hopkins and George Cummings. These slave narratives document the whole series of their religious experiences and practice. These narratives uncovered the two links of blacks religious experience: the white-regulated message and practice, and the “invisible institution” that the slave community established across the South embodying its own religious ideals and aspirations. “Invisible institution” is the… Read more

October 15, 2011

The Literary Archive of Henry McNeal Turner, The Chaplain Writings, Vol 2 is due to be release in November of 2011. Here is what some are saying about the seriesDr. Andre E. Johnson’s scholarship on the life, work, and writings of The Henry McNeal Turner recovers an incredibly important aspect of African American history. It is always an important occasion when a scholar goes beyond the study of well known historical figures to re-introduce a leader who lived beyond the… Read more

October 15, 2011

Welcome to Rhetoric, Race, and Religion, the blog that examines these and other cultural intersections that play a huge importance in our lives. The phrase, “Rhetoric, Race and Religion” encompasses my entire research agenda and pastoral ministry and will be a place to house all of my work, ideas, thoughts and sometimes my laments as I continue to discern God’s call for me in this season of my life. In addition, this site will also be a place where we… Read more

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