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Pastor Lorenzo Neal

Zera Today with Pastor Lorenzo Neal


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Faith. Race. Politics. Education. Global Issues. No topic goes untouched when it comes to Pastor Lorenzo Neal. Lorenzo Neal is pastor of New Bethel AME Church of Jackson, MS. author, educator, and political commentator. Launched in June of 2010, Zera Today provides a fresh insight from the perspective of pastor and commentator. The show has played host to prominent guests in its short time and it is receiving good ratings from the online broadcasting community. Pastor Neal is also a highly sought after speaker and lecturer and author of the book A Breach in the Family available at all major retail outlets. In his spare time, he is an amateur composer and poet.

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With the visit of Pope Francis and the last blood moon of the year, there were many who were proclaiming the rapture would happen and that Jesus' return was imminent. These people have been proven wrong, but most will not retract their... more

Pope Francis makes his first visit to the US and presents an interesting perspective on the global church's role in the social progress of the world. , Iyanla Vanzant's "Fix My Life" featured two pastors who chose to use her assistance to... more

With the news about Carlton and Gina Pearson's divorce and Josh Duggar's secret affairs, is it time for Christian leaders to be more transparent and if so, how should they go about doing it? I've always wondered why lay persons are more... more

American Christianity has a lot that needs to be addressed. Recently two things have gone viral. The first is a video of a young man attempting to get a popular AMEZion pastor removed because of his alleged homosexuality. The second is... more

In his 1903 book "The Souls of Black Folk", W.E.B. Dubois introduced the concept of double conciousness. It's the idea that blacks find it difficult to find identity in a majority white world. This refrain is revisited in the Black Lives Matter movement... more

With its hooping preachers, rocking choirs, and extravagant shouting, the black church has always been one of the most imitated and mocked group in American culture. The reality is that many black churches provide much comic relief... more

America is becoming a more secularlized diverse minded country that is proving difficult for many churches to adapt to. With the recent US Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, many in the christian church of America are... more

The massacre at Mother Emanuel AME has brought to light the reality of racism in America. Amidst the narratives are discussions of the confederate flag, the use of the N word by President Obama and the rich history of African Methodism.... more

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