“The Truth Is Always Relevant”: Race and Economics in Contemporary African American Preaching

  • Frank A. Thomas

Abstract

Through activating and empowering preaching in the mid 20th century, though admittedly by a few, the civil rights movement flourished and brought significant change to American society. Addressing the need for preaching on race and economics in the contemporary African American community, this article explores how the church can engage, assist, and reach Millennials, who seek the reemergence of mass social justice movements. If the church does not address race and economics, or is not thoughtful and skilled in addressing these issues, Millennials will consider the church not relevant to their needs and struggles. Will the relevance of 21st century sermons and churches be obvious and empowering to the mass social justice movements of today?

Published
07-04-2016
Section
Articles (Guest Editors: Joseph N. Evans and Debra J. Mumford)
How to Cite
THOMAS, Frank A.. “The Truth Is Always Relevant”: Race and Economics in Contemporary African American Preaching. Homiletic, [S.l.], v. 41, n. 1, july 2016. ISSN 2152-6923. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/homiletic/article/view/4251>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2019.