Worship and Prayer in African American Christianity

Blog. Brad R. Braxton. The Huffington Post, October 25, 2011.

This vibrant blog post by Dr. Brad Braxton serves as both an appreciation for and a teaching tool about worship and prayer in African American Christianity.



Best For

clergy and lay leaders, especially Christian



Suggested Uses

  • Use this blog as a discussion starter for the future and a historical reminder of crucial promises when it comes to worship in the African American church.
  • Explore Braxton’ s affirming viewpoint: "Rather than succumbing to the lie that black lives don't matter, African American Christians bow our heads and lift our hearts to a God who affirms that we are somebody.”

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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