Reflections on the issues facing a contemporary ministry in an urban
small-membership church that is socially conscious as well as salvation cognizant.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Fashion Me A View: The Top 25
There are many, many writers that have influenced, not necessarily my writing style, but certainly my cultural template or the lens that shapes my perceptions of life and the world around me. Those that have probably had the most effect and which are taken from the various genres of popular fiction,religion, scholarship, social justice, and even children's books, include but are not limited to the following 25:
1. Benjamin E. Mays 2. Derrick Bell 3. Taylor Branch 4. Gwendolyn Pough 5. Elaine Richardson 6. Joan Morgan 7. Alice Walker 8. Maya Angelou 9. Nikki Giovanni 10. James Cone 11. Toni Cade Bambara 12. James Baldwin 13. Jim Wallis 14. Peter Gomes 15. Michael Eric Dyson 16. Samuel D. Proctor 17. Ralph Ellison 18. Zora Neale Hurston 19. Lorraine Hansberry 20. Langston Hughes 21. Virginia Hamilton 22. Angela Davis 23. Howard Thurman 24. Linda Hollies 25. Charisse Carney-Nunes
Male, Afra-feminist, Liberationist, Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Pastor/Social Activist of an urban, inner-city church offering a theological perspective on the day to day issues faced by a marginalized people.