There is in every person something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in herself. . . . There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. Nobody like you has ever been born and no one like you will ever be born...
The Black Church
Dr. Dharius Daniels
God created and equipped us with the spiritual gifts that will be needed for the problems that exist during the age we’re on Earth. Even though we may be caught off guard by the events going on in our world, God is not surprised, and he built us for a time like this. Just as the Samaritan helped the man who had been robbed, bandaging his wounds and taking care of him, Jesus commands us to “Go and do likewise.”
Rev. Dr. Charlie E. Dates
“This theology embraces only one beam of the cross: the vertical beam. It fails miserably to embrace the horizontal beam. This theology thinks you can love God and rob your neighbor of the very breath that God put in his body… This theology that tells them how to get to heaven but does not show them how to live with their brother and sister on earth is inadequate and thoroughly unbiblical.”
Dr. Gardner C. Taylor
A brother demanding his possession he had not worked for but felt he was due because of his Father’s work. After spending all his inheritance, he came to himself.
Rev. Dr. Charlie E. Dates
“Most times forgiveness is about you. There are those that are in this church today — you are in prison. There are no chains around your feet, we cannot see handcuffs on your hands, you look good and fine, but the truth is you walked in here bound, because you’re still holding on to something against someone else and you’re the one being held up in the process.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“…Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well, for surely this is the first time in our nation’s history that a significant number of its religious leaders have chosen to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of a firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history. Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movement, and pray that our inner being may be sensitive to its guidance. For we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us…”
Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe
“The modern church must lose its life, that it might find itself again.”