Ronald B. Neal's (PhD Vanderbilt University) research and writing interests include religion, gender, culture, religion, ethics and politics, modern and postmodern philosophy, Third World cultures, and popular culture.
The Pastor and the Professor discuss Religion and Politics w/ special guests Dr. Andre Johnson of Memphis Theological Seminary and Dr. Mark Naison, African American Studies/History Professor at Fordham University.
Going beyond the traditional and more common approach of analyzing rap lyrics, from film, dance, to virtual reality, Religion and Hip Hop takes a fresh approach to exploring the paranoid posture of the religious in popular cultural forms, by going beyond what "is" religious about Hip Hop culture.
A Who’s Who of Clergy from across Maryland filled The Forum on Monday to endorse C. Anthony Muse: from conservative-leaning, Bishop Harry Jackson, to Hispanic Pastor, Bishop Angel Nunez, to African Methodist Episcopal Presiding Elder Goodwin Douglas of Harford County, to Baptist Minister’s Conference of Baltimore President, Dr. John Lunn and a host of others including Pastor Haywood Robinson of Montgomery County, Bishop Reginald Kennedy, Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr., Bishop Larry Lee Thomas of Baltimore County and so many more too numerous to list.
Jefferson Bethke is focused on the problems; I am consumed in the potential. He sees the dirty water and calls for a cleansing; I see the baby in the tub. For all the woes of this world, and the many ways our faith has caused them; there yet remains hope in the gathering of a few who believe in something greater than humanity. For all we’ve done, for all we’ve ignored, for all we’ve hurt: God still calls us together. God still loves us.
Is the religion of our God that impotent? Doesn’t the Christian God demand that followers speak up on behalf of the oppressed? Does it make us “less Christian” if we speak up on behalf of a people who have nobody to speak for them?