Indy’s Christian Theological Seminary creating institute to focus on African-American worship
“African-American preaching has been one of the most iconic and important art forms in American history,” said seminary president Michael Myer Boulton. “Martin Luther King, Jr.’s oratory, for example, is really iconic of American life.” (Indianapolis Star)
Bethel AME Church in San Francisco rejects new pastor from L.A.
The oldest black pulpit in San Francisco rejects the Rev. John J. Hunter, the L.A. pastor assigned to lead its flock, in a move unheard of in the AME denomination. (LAT)
A Shift in Black Christianity as Harvard Installs a Minister
Mr. Walton’s appointment, which also includes an endowed professorship of Christian morals, forms part of a generational transition in the African-American church. Ministers and theologians who came of age during the civil rights era are being supplanted by those, like Mr. Walton, 39, of elite universities, the diversity movement and hip-hop culture. (NYT)