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  • 01:00

    The Black Church and Black Lives: Is the church the problem or the solution?

    in Christianity

    There are some who are saying the black church could do a better job in the black community but instead they are part of the problem. With black churches on just about every corner in some cities, some are wondering why their communities are still suffering economically, educationally, legally, and politically. Recently protesters gathered in front of a local church in Detroit to address the church's seemingly neglect to serve and impact the community around them. Is the black church failing in black communities and if so who is to blame- the pastor or members? What can be done to reestablish a sense of hope and assurance in the role of the church in the black community? Join Pastor Neal for this and other topics on Zera Today

  • "BLACK Church, WHITE Church!"

    in Spirituality

    Why are there such profound differences between black and white churches. Is it cultural, political or social? It can't be spiritual can it? If we all hear the same spirit, why are we doing so many things differently?


    There are more than 44,000 denominations in the Protestant faith...44,000! Need I say more!


    We goin' in this morning on P2T Radio.

  • 02:04

    The Business Of Church

    in Christianity

    In today's show, we examine the business of church. While we know the true mission is to bring souls to Christ, many churches have stopped making that their main focus. Instead, the focus is on finance, prosperity, convocations, committees, concerts, random ministries and more. Has this even been effective?


    We'll search Scripture to find examples of the proper use of money in the church. This episode is guaranteed to enlighten and inform but do take note: the truth will compel you to examine how your ministry is run. Is it about the money or is it really about leading souls to the Lord?

  • 01:22

    Addressing the Pink Elephant: The Black Church and the LGBT Community.

    in Christianity

    No matter where you fall on the spectrum, all of us need to strongly consider and dialogue about how we will do ministry in a world that will no longer define marriage and sexuality by traditional terms.  


    The overall objective of this conversation is NOT to force a change in people's opinions or theologies; the main purpose is to begin the much-needed dialogue on the realities of doing ministry with the LGBT community in mind.  Whether you affirm or deny homosexuality theologically, we can all agree all people are worthy of experiencing God's love; and we must admit that the church has traditionally been a very hostile and hypocritical place for LGBT individuals. How do we do ministry today in a way that upholds our biblical convictions (as diverse as they may be), and still demonstrate love to a community (as diverse as it may be)?


    Special Guest: Pastor Dwight Radcliff


    Pastor Radcliff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (with highest honors) from the Long Beach Bible College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary (with an emphasis in Multi-Cultural Ministry/African-American Church Studies). He is currently pursuing his PhD.


    Special Guest: Pastor Curt Thomas


    Pastor Curt Thomas is a graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education.  He furthered his study in ministry by completing a certificate program with Interdenominational Theology Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He incorporates the knowledge and skills garnered from his studies in his approach to educating, counseling, andempowering his church members and community members at large. Pastor Thomas serves as the Senior Pastor of The Renewed Church of Los Angeles.

  • 01:30

    Old School Church vs Today's Church

    in Christianity

    On this episode we bring you Yolonda and Jeri. These two southern born and bred ladies remember how church was back in the day and want to tell you all about it. They come from a time when church was actually a force in the community, when the doors of the church were always open to those in need and the pastor was never too busy to give you a few minutes of his time.


    Tune in to hear their experiences and how that compares to the church we see today. Which is better? What should we bring back from the old church, and what should we leave behind? This show is guaranteed to be entertaining. Got an opinion? The chat room will be open or dial in via phone.

  • 01:09

    Repentance is the Key: 10 Million Black Men in Church

    in Religion

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held an annual convention at the end of July, 2011.  They addressed a number of issues that face African-Americans, in particular, the vicious cycle of crime and unemployment that plagues black men and youths.  They cite the loss of manufacturing jobs, shrinking government jobs and the recession as major contributors, but the primary factor cited was the low level of education or rather, the lack thereof.  Is pushing for higher standards in urban schools where the majority of the students are minorities really the key to breaking the vicious cycle of violence and prison?  Will pushing our youth to strive for educational excellence keep them from becoming fodder for the criminal justice system or should we be looking beneath the surface of inferior education?  Join us as we search the scriptures for answers to these questions and more.


    We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Mon 8:pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Thur 8:00PM, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am.  All times are Eastern Standard Time

  • 03:58

    NIGGA CHURCH #202: The YEAR OF NIGGAPHYSICS!!

    in Comedy

    Its time we know whats out there BEYOND THEM CLOUDS!!


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    Please OPEN UP YOUR NIGGA MINDS! Bring yo NIGGA BIBLE Its "THE NIGGA CHURCH" w/ The Conscious Nigga of Comedy--The Honorable RITE REVEREND DAT NIGGA presiding aka SOOPA NIGGA: The Conscious Nigga of Comedy. Rite Reverend DAT NIGGA is Founder of The Nigga Church (a Church OF Niggas, Started BY a Nigga. FOR Niggas Everywhere)! Afta putting on his CAPE he emerges from the CHURCH BASEMENT as SOOPA NIGGA and takes to the PULPIT to SPIT that Insiteful SHIT that is dedicated to FIGHTING against the Social, Sexual, Politikal, Medical and Religious Hypocritical Bullshit of the day that the Powers That Be are tryna Force The Peeple to Swallow!!!! So stay tuned for a Funny, No-Holds Barred, Profanity, Cuss-Filled, Offensive-On-So-Many-Levels night of decoding of world and national news, politics along w/all kinds of Shit Talking & Truth Telling! One thang fa sho you aint never heard a REVEREND like this befo!!

  • 00:31

    Single Women in the Black Church

    in Religion

     


     


                      The Single Woman in the Black Church


    Black females have long been considered the backbone of the  Black community and the cornerstone of their families and churches.  But what is the price Black women have paid to wear this crown of fool’s gold.


    An examination of any congregation of average Black church shows that single Black females fill the pews.  Results of a recent study “ African Americans and Religion” by the PEW Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life found that “African Americans are markedly more religious on a variety measures than  the U. S.  population as a whole.”


    Almost 90% of  Black Americans express “absolutely certain belief in God” compared to just over 70% of the total U.S.  population,  Two other important statistics gleaned from this survey:  (1) 80% of Black Americans report that religion


    Is their lives as compared to 57% of the general U.S. population;  and 55% of Black Americans report that  they  “interpret scripture literally”  as compared to 32% of the general U.S. population.


    The PEW study also reported that “Men are significantly more likely than women to claim no religious affiliation,  Nearly one-in-five men say they have no formal religious affiliation, compared with roughly 13% of women.”


    Barbara Billingsley, Tara Billingsley, Erica George, Lydia Davis and Nycole Johnson discuss the topic.


     

  • 01:01

    FAITH, FINANCES & THE BLACK CHURCH on AFRICAN AMERICAN TALK RADIO

    in Radio

    Tonight host Michael Bates Sr. "The Business Bishop" and co-host Chea K. Woolfolk will discuss FAITH, FINANCE and THE BLACK CHURCH with special guests:



    Rev. Adrian & First Lady Andria Hendricks (Pastors of The Joshua House Church- Jefferson City, MO)
    Bishop Donald & Pastor Laura Hawkins (Life Changing Christian Fellowship)
    Pastor Kenny & Lady Terri Smith (Kenny Smith Ministries, Houston, TX)
    Bishop Oscar & First Lady Loretta Davis (The Word Church of Vicksburg, MS).


    During the second half, special guests will be:



    Dre Hilton ( National Children's Music Artist/Motivational Speaker) discussing his most recent releases-- "Yes I Can" and "Little People, Big Dreams."
    YAYA JONEZ, a young gospel recording artist with a message of "HOPE" in his music. He will discuss his music and how he overcame challenges and obstacles.

  • 00:30

    HOW THE CHURCH IS DESTROYING THE BLACK FAMILY

    in Spirituality

    THE PROPHET ANTHONY WILL DISCUSS THE ROLE OF MEN AT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILY, THE ROLE OF PREACHERS AND MINISTERS, THE PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

  • 02:01

    The Black Church

    in Politics

    We will  discuss the importance of the Black church